Don’t Lose Your Childlike Creativity: Inspiration from Caine’s Arcade

Remember when you were young and fearlessly inventive? Never lose that kind of creativity, here’s some inspiration from a 9-year-old boy who won the hearts of many with his homemade arcade. Visit to find out more about Caine’s journey and how you can contribute to his scholarship fund.

About Caine’s Arcade

Caine’s Arcade is a short film about a 9 year old boy’s cardboard arcade, located in his dad’s used auto parts store in East LA.


Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.

Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up… Read More

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