Behind the scenes
The Duffer Brothers revealed that their very first idea for the second season was to introduce a local arcade, stating that "We love board games but in truth have spent more time playing video games, so we wanted to weave them into the fabric of the show."
All the games on set were playable, so the cast and crew were able to play them between takes.
- The arcade's name is a nod to the Crystal Palace from the 1983 film WarGames. 
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Stranger Things 2: Exclusive script pages reveal new location, character" Entertainment Weekly. September 14, 2017.
- ↑ "Stranger Things: Laundromat becomes 1980s-era arcade" Douglas County Sentinel. December 24, 2016.