Nashville’s Grand Ole Gameroom Expo (Grand OGRE) is now in its fourth year and for 2019 was again held at Millennium Hotels’ Maxwell House.

The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel, home of the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo

As in 2018, a three-day adult weekend pass was offered by the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo which I feel is a very good deal for all ages – $60 got adult attendees three-day unrestricted access to all of the gaming areas as well as the seminars. Children’s passes could be purchased for half the adult price.

The entry desk

The organizers offered attractive event T-shirts and posters for attendees for a small extra cost.

Show merchandise for sale

The 2019 edition of Grand Ole Gameroom Expo offered attendees hundreds of pinball games, classic and modern arcade video games, and games of skill such as skee-ball and air hockey in the spacious Grande Ballroom.

A selection of the pinballs available to play

As you would expect, all games were set on ‘free play’ or had insanely low free game thresholds.

More of the free play games

The main gaming area was open until 2am on Friday and Saturday night, and each night the gaming area was buzzing with activity until the doors were locked.

Frenkenstein’s Monster tries to escape from the Monster Bash remake machine

There were many of the newest pinball games available to play courtesy of Marco Specialties, Flip N Out LLC of Benton, KY, and Music City Pinball. The companies had representatives on hand to answer any questions, hand out flyers and also award prizes such as t-shirts and hats to attendees who achieved high scores. Marco Specialties also had Pinball-themed wearables for sale just off of their gaming area.

New Stern Pinball games on the Marco Specialties stand

The new comic-art Star Wars models

Free decals and key chain plastics from Stern Pinball

Various pinball-themed items of clothing were available too

It certainly wasn’t all pinball though

Lots of video gaming merchandise was available

Most of the popular 8-bit characters were represented here

A demonstration Pong cocktail table near the Music City Pinball area seemed to be in constant use by young and old alike. Terri and