Monopoly-themed pinball, Pac-Man and Robotron are just a few of the games available for free to students when they visit the dining hall.
“This is something specifically for Rams,” said Brandon Thomas, a spokesman for Carolina Dining Services. “Carolina Dining does several things like this. They call them monotony breakers.”
Today is the last day the games will be at Rams Head. Thomas said CDS rented the machines for three days, which cost about $800. The money came from its marketing budget. The plan was never to keep them long term.
Sophomore Dylan Bruney said he was ecstatic about the games’ appearance at the dining hall.
“I’m an avid gamer, so I absolutely adore them,” Bruney said. “It’s like Christmas came early.”
Thomas said many ideas Carolina Dining Services gets are from student suggestions. There is an online survey students can fill out for the rest of the month to send in suggestions.
“It’s just kind of an advantage of having a meal plan and the experience that comes with that,” Thomas said.
Students think it is a great way to pass the time.