'Arcades' are one of the types of game franchises which primarily focus on providing gaming as a service rather than as a means of sales. In Damascus, different arcades are there where gaming lovers can meet up and enjoy playing games. Video game arcades in Damascus are the most popular hangout of gaming lovers. Traditional arcades have lost their popularity with time as video game consoles have become available at homes. To deal with it, in Damascus, present arcades have started using devices which are not accessible at home. The arcades have also started food services and additional entertainment sources for roping in more gaming enthusiasts.