Phone Number: 530-752-2580 | Website: https://memorialunion.ucdavis.edu/games-area | Location: Entrance in left corner, of the front of the Memorial Union
Memorial Union Games Area (MUGA)
Located in the lower level of the Memorial Union, under the UC Davis Bookstore, the MU Games Area, often abbreviated MUGA, provides a wide variety of gaming-related activities in a fun and clean environment. On-site activities include:
While all activities are open to the public, those who present their Aggie Card can pay with a UCD student discount. The area continues to serve students and offers space for parties and events. NOTE: To see the most updated prices, hours, and reservation/event details please check the MUGA website.
There are 12 bowling lanes in which people could play a quick game or rent out a lane by the hour! Bowling shoes are required so make sure to bring your own socks. Please see the MUGA website for more details on pricing.
There are seven 9' Brunswick Gold Crown V billiards tables. Billiards are prorated and paid for at the end of your session. As such, they require the holding of your UC Davis Student ID, driver’s license, or other forms of government-issued identification as collateral. Please see the MUGA website for more details on pricing.
Console Gaming and Other Games:
Consoles games are offered such as those for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and various Board Games. The games are prorated and paid for at the end of your session. As such, they require the holding of your UC Davis Student ID, driver’s license, or other forms of government-issued identification as collateral. Please see the MUGA website for more details on pricing.
To see which games that are currently offer, please see the list of available games.
The Games Area also offers a variety of board games, card games, RPGs, along with other types of games for public use. While some of the games are available for free to use in the Games Area, others require a small fee for usage.
These games area available free of charge:
- Giant Jenga
- Giant Connect 4
- Playing Cards
Gunrock Gaming (PC):
The Gunrock Gaming section of the Games Area offers high end gaming computers for all to enjoy. They offer a variety of bundles and prices to pick from, please see the MUGA website for more details.
- Alienware Aurora R7
- Intel Core i7 8700 (6-Core/12-Thread, 12MB Cache, up to 4.6GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with 11GB GDDR5X
- 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2666MHz
- Alienware 25 Monitor - 240Hz
Current PC games available are:
- Apex Legends
- League of Legends
- CounterStrike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- The Sims
- World of Warcraft
- Heroes of the Storm
- StarCraft Remastered
- StarCraft II
- Diablo III
- Magic: the Gathering Arena
and much more!
Memorial Union Renewal Project
The MU underwent a massive renovation, which began in Spring 2015 and was completed Spring 2017. The Games Area was closed during the renovations and received a long awaited upgrade to the old services provided. MUGA got updated bowling lanes, billiards tables, and TV console gaming. Gunrock Gaming also relocated to be inside the Games Area with the Gunrock Gaming PC Lounge.
The Games Area was first built in 1966 as a lower level addition to the Memorial Union. The Games Area included the first and only bowling alley built in the city of Davis. Throughout the years the old Games Area housed over 50 Arcade games, a bowling alley and ten billiards tables. The Games Area used to host 'Rock 'N' Bowl' on Thurs.-Sat evenings during the early 2000's. The arcade included Pinball machines, and Play for a Prize Claw Games, To see a full list of all the games that were previously offered at the Games Area, please see document, Old games.docx .
2010-02-27 01:27:10 It's such a crock about the ADA, the bookstore chooses to not open the lower doors (next to pump it up and fast and furious motorcyle) when they do the textbook buyback. Wheelchairs can use that lower door after taking the elevator. They stopped using that lower door to make people go in and out of bookstore thru the upper entrances —StevenDaubert
2011-07-02 03:09:13 JUMP TO LEVEL 24 (unlock 16 characters) Enter Game Test Mode. Move cursor to Demo Sound. Press in order: Assist 2, Assist 1, Roundhouse, Fierce, Short, Jab. Exit Game Test Mode. JUMP TO LEVEL 48 (unlock 8 characters) Enter Game Test Mode. Move cursor to Damage Level. Press in order: Roundhouse, Assist 2, Assist 1, Roundhouse, Fierce, Roundhouse. Exit Test Mode. JUMP TO LEVEL 72 (unlock 8 characters) Enter Game Test Mode. Move cursor to Continue. Press in order: Jab, Fierce, Jab, Assist 1, Short, Fierce. Exit Game Test Mode. JUMP TO LEVEL 84 (unlock 4 characters) Enter Game Test Mode. Move cursor to Difficulty. Press in order: Fierce, Short, Assist 1, Jab, Assist 2, Jab. Exit Game Test Mode. —StevenDaubert
2011-10-31 04:35:46 Love it! I challenge anyone to a game of old school Street Fighter II. I'm always Chun Li. She's the original girl—so I'm her. —AshleyHamidi
2013-12-05 14:52:01 Aw no, they sold Medieval Madness? That was the best pinball game ever made! Now what am I going to do with the rest of my decade-old stash of tokens? —BarnabasTruman