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Pecos, this is your [pinball] life!

The first pinball I remember playing was near Dayton, Ohio.  I was a young teen and on an outing with a youth group when I wandered away and straight into a college game room!  I don't remember what game it was, wish I did, but I do remember it was a lot more fun than what our group was doing!

It was several years later when the Beechmont mall in Forestville, Ohio was built.  It had an Aladdin's Castle with brand new pristine pinball machines.  This is where I fell in love with a 1973 Williams OXO and played Mata Hari, Amigo, Ro Go, Jack in the Box and Jubilee.  I   > Read the full story...




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RMPS 2018 Recap!

“RMPS 2018 Recap!”

July 2nd, 2018

After the amazing time we had at Texas Pinball Festival, we (The Night Mutilator and The Video Game Lady) brought our cameras and captured the next great gaming event which took place in our own backyard... the 2018 Rocky Mountain   > more...

Pinball night

“Pinball night”

May 17th, 2018

Well it was finally Friday night and another one of our planned pinball get togethers. We try to do one once a month with each guy taking a turn hosting the event. Tonight it’s my turn , the Captain, at least   > more...

Here's to you, John!

“Here's to you, John!”

April 27th, 2018

It was early 1990 and I had just moved back "home" to St. Louis, Missouri from a year or so in Arizona. I was 22 years old, a bit adrift and wasn't even aware there was recession underway. After a bit I   > more...


Pinball Secrets

“Pinball Secrets”

April 19th, 2018

The ultimate plunge I thought to myself, finally going over the deep end on Pinside. I begin browsing the various topics posted on the main forums looking for some type of connection to other pinball enthusiast. My pinball hobby now gone from isolationist   > more...

Fighting Sticks To Flippers- A love affair.

“Fighting Sticks To Flippers- A l...”

April 14th, 2018

I was born in 1983.  I grew up in what was once a small suburb of a city in Washington State.  My first interaction with anything video gaming related was an Atari 2600 unit my dad had picked up. This was   > more...

Texas Pinball Recap!

“Texas Pinball Recap!”

March 31st, 2018

The Night Mutilator took the big trip down to TPF for the first time ever with The Video Game Lady and we had an amazing time. Met some serious legends, such as Spooky Pinball madmen Charlie Emery, Bug & Scott   > more...




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The Pinball Market

This is where you can find pinball machines and parts or put yours up for sale !



Pinball events

FORT WAYNE PINBALL JULY WOMEN'S 3 STRIKES TOURNAMENT

Fort Wayne, IN (US) July 13, 2018

Arcade Legacy JULY Matchplay - Saturday 7/14

Cincinnati, OH (US) July 14, 2018

Pinball Wally's Pinball night-July 14th

Pearl City, HI (US) July 14, 2018

Chris and Mels Monthly Meet

Auckland, Au (NZ) July 14, 2018

Belles and Chimes CLT Summer League - #3

Charlotte, NC (US) July 16, 2018

Comic-Con San Diego

San Diego, CA (US) July 19—22, 2018

The Brisbane Masters

New Farm, QL (AU) July 19—22, 2018

Friday Flip (July)

Münchenstein, BL (CH) July 20, 2018

Family Flip & Saturday Pinight (July)

Münchenstein, BL (CH) July 21, 2018

Pinball Photography - An Exhibit

Malvern, PA (US) July 22—August 26, 2018

Pinball news Headlines

RETROVOLT

The Retrovolt arcade provides a return to the pre-redemption days of wholesome family amusements with its twenty-three pinballs and assorted classic video games, as John Brothers reports.   Read on...

PINTASTIC 2017

If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...

FLIP FLIP, DING DING

If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...

SILVER BALL PLANET PINBALL ARCADE UPDATE

We've covered the Silver Ball Planet before thanks to our roving reporter John, but now Stefan Riedler from RS-Pinball has visited and updates the game selection while providing detailed instructions on how to get there.   Read on...

MAIN STREET AMUSEMENTS

Another update to an earlier review sees M.G. Brown visiting Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, Indiana where he takes the opportunity to check out some local delicacies.   Read on...


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Hi, new here not sure weather I've put this post in the right spot this is my Iron Maiden aces   >


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After selling my first ever pinball machine (Pin*Bot), I was looking for a special new machine. The shortlist was Alien   >


The Walking Dead Pinball: Surprising my Wife for her 40th!

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My wife is a huge 'The Walking Dead' fan, both of the show and the pinball machine. For her 40th   >


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CUSTOM SHOOTER RODS FOR TWILIGHT ZONE..?

Hi everyone,  I just bought my very first pin (a TZ from a private collector/enthusiast), and I was wondering what there   >


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I recently made a great find through a pinball friend. For $50 I bought two counterforce playfields and a cabinet all   >


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Built a custom pin when I was a Junior in High School

In the 70s there were 4 piball distrubutors on Pico Blvd in Los Angeles: Williams, Gottlieb, Bally, Chicago Coin. I bought a few   >


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July 14, 2017- House bought September 14, 2017- Official start on basement project February 2018- Construction complete April 1, 2018- Soft open (first   >




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