All-in-one fun at Round1 

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Round1 is located on S Flamingo Road and Pines Boulevard, at the Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines. It is accessible from the interior entrance (as pictured here) as well as two outdoor entrances on the west side of the mall. (Photo/Hannah Letzelter)

If you are looking for a fun place to hang out with friends or family, look no further than Round1, a new entertainment center in the Pembroke Lakes Mall. With a bowling alley, private karaoke rooms, large claw machines, arcade games and even billiards, everyone can find something they enjoy.

One of Round1’s signature features is the oversized claw machines, many of which offer large plushies of Japanese characters. “The claw machines are really cool; they function really well and most of the time you actually get the prize, unlike other machines,” senior Benjamin Callahan, who recently visited Round1 with friends, said.

Large claw machines such as this one are a common feature on the arcade floor. Recently, Round1 added Hello Kitty plushes and figurines of anime characters to some of the machines. (Photo/Hannah Letzelter)

The arcade games are another prominent attraction. “Round1 has some of the coolest arcade games around, with so many games, like extreme jump roping, an ax throwing game and so much more,” senior Max Kaplan said.

I recently visited Round1 for the first time and had the chance to visit a karaoke room. The karaoke rooms are a great place to host a party, with two microphones and a large song selection. There is also an option to choose songs through an app.  Each room  also has a spacious table and plenty of chairs to set up food or other decorative arrangements.

In addition to all of these activities, there is still more fun to be had upstairs with the indoor sports center, Spo-Cha, which is a separate area for rollerblading, jumping on trampolines and playing various sports like dodgeball and volleyball.

Overall, Round1 has a lot to offer. With arcade games, bowling, karaoke and so much more, it’s a great place to spend time with friends and family.

Weekends, especially Saturdays, can be very busy and many machines can be occupied, so make sure to get there in advance. There is also no way to book online ahead of time, which can cause long lines when buying game credits. (Photo/Hannah Letzelter)

Hannah Letzelter is a senior who loves being a member of the Patriot Post. She enjoys reading classic novels, writing, acting in plays, singing opera and singing in the Acapella choir at school. As the president of the Diabuddies club, she loves educating the community about diabetes and fundraising for its research. Hannah looks forward to a great year.