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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Video Games, Cardboard And One Enterprising 9-Year-Old
April 11, 2012
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Almost as long as there have been video games, there have been concerns that they could have a bad influence on kids. As great as video games can be for dealing with bored children, there probably aren't too many parents who think a video arcade is the perfect place for fostering child development.

That's certainly not the case with Caine's Arcade, a video game emporium in East Los Angeles that was built entirely by a 9-year-old boy - out of cardboard, no less.

Caine Monroy's startup business (built in his dad's auto parts store) didn't get a lot of traffic until filmmaker Nirvan Mullick dropped by, and put together the following video:

(Watch out for the moment around 3:10 where Caine explains his intricate FunPass system.)

Mullick has also started a scholarship fund on the Caine's Arcade website.

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