Do you have arthritis because of Space Invaders? Do you long to finally defeat Donkey Kong? Video games have a strange way of infiltrating our lives and seeming important. There may never be an explanation for why it's so satisfying to jump on top of an unsuspecting turtle and grab a large coin, but it remains cathartic.
If you're a competitive gamer and you've got an itch to scratch, head over to Grinkers and join players from across the nation in an attempt to set new world records at an officially sanctioned tournament. Have to work? Call in sick. Like Jillian Wiebe said in The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters: "Work is for people who can't play video games."
7 p.m. FREE. Grinkers Grand Palace Arcade, 228 E. Plaza Drive, Suite H, Eagle, 208-939-9534, grinkers.com