Come join us for a game of bowling in the UC Davis Games Area in the Memorial Union!

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


Bowling:

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.  


Billiards: 

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
  • Uno 
  • Playing Cards 
  • Puzzles 

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.  

Computer specs:

  •  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
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Minecraft
  • CounterStrike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • The Sims
  • World of Warcraft
  • Hearthstone
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • StarCraft Remastered
  • StarCraft II
  • Diablo III
  • Magic: the Gathering Arena

and much more!


History: 

Memorial Union Renewal Project

Jerry Nunes, former head manager. He was also a UCD Bowling Team coach.

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. 

You can find information about the project at the Campus Recreation and Unions Website or their Facebook Page.

 

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 . 


Post-Renovation Photos

Gunrock Gaming and lounge Area

Bowling LanesService Desk and lounge Area

 

 

 

Billiards Area

 

Pre-Renovation Photos

Former Arcade AreaFormer Billiards Area an anonymous mechanic fixes Marvel Vs. Capcom Former Gunrock Gaming AreaView of arcade machines

 

 

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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