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My Pinball Life - a Work in Progress.

First pinball I played was in about 1970 when my friend and I would go to the bowling alleys and pool halls to play.  I remember one time back then a tech was working on a machine, playfield up, and I poked my head in there to see the unbelievable array of relays, wires, and all the other “stuff” in there.  Remember those were the EM days.  Thought to myself, “WOW what a challenge that would be to fix.”

Graduated high school and moved away for college about that time and didn’t play pinball for almost 50 years.  Fast forward to 2017.  I stopped by a garage sale looking for nothing   > Read the full story...

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Non Technical Pinball Tips To Help You with the Hobby

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August 23rd, 2020

Please take this in the spirit of our hobby - obsessive and compulsive.  Wait.  I meant "fun"   :). 1.   If you are new or old to   > more...

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August 17th, 2020

My love of pinball started in the early 70s when I used to go to Dream Machine in the Methuen Mall. Methuen is in Massachusetts   > more...

A step by step process for EM stencil paints cabinet restoration

“A step by step process for EM st...”

August 13th, 2020

Here is a proposed process to apply stencil paint on a EM Gottlieb. That was the first time I did it. The cabinet was painted with   > more...

Hot Wheels: 2020's Most Accessible Game Theme?

“Hot Wheels: 2020's Most Accessib...”

August 11th, 2020

From 06/08/2020: *Superfriends Announcer Voice* Meanwhile, at American Pinball 2020 has already presented us with some exciting pinball releases and promises of more to come. That being said,   > more...

A Quick Guide to Tasteful LEDs

“A Quick Guide to Tasteful LEDs”

August 10th, 2020

Since the question about "what LEDs should I use" tends to come up frequently on the forums, I thought I might write down when I   > more...

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“Lost Love from Paris”

July 27th, 2020

I moved from Philadelphia suburbs to Paris, France as a  naive 12 year old, and for 4 years spent before school, lunch hours, and after   > more...

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The game of pinball has found its way into many different pop culture genres, from advertising to movies, beer cans to art exhibitions, books to phone apps. Now, a new ‘roll & write’ tabletop game takes pinball and its core features as its inspiration. Super-Skill Pinball 4-Cade from WizKids takes the established format of roll …   Read on...


Stern Pinball today announced their new ‘cornerstone’ game title, Avengers: Infinity Quest, designed by Keith Elwin with artwork by Jeremy Packer a.k.a. Zombie Yeti. A ‘cornerstone’ game is an in-house design which comes in the familiar three variants; Pro, Premium and Limited Edition. In this case the Limited Edition is limited to 500 machines. This …   Read on...


In Facebook posts and a report on the Vital Vegas website, the latest progress towards building the new home of the Pinball Hall of Fame (PHoF) in Las Vegas can be seen. The 1.76-acre site at 4915 S. Las Vegas Boulevard was purchased by the Las Vegas Pinball Collectors Club in 2018 for a total …   Read on...


Two years ago, we reported on the opening of an exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the Machine: Rock and Pinball ran at the home of rock and roll until Spring of last year after which it prepared to go on tour. Now the exhibition has been …   Read on...


In this edition of PinSpotting we visit three unique gaming destinations in the heartland of America, all founded by a man who, since he was a youth, has been obsessed with coin-op games. Route 66 Arcade Museum114 S.W. Arch Street, Atlanta, IL 61723, USA(217) 648-5077 It has been celebrated in song, story, poem, and yes, …   Read on...

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Hello, so my story is that I am a billiards' enthusiast. I have a billiard room and wanted to find   >

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Hi, I just purchased this scorpion game and hoping to hear feedback from others about this game. I have no   >

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Salutation everyone! I suppose my interest in pins began way back in middle school located in a small town in Northeast   >

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Hi all, I've just picked up my first pinball machine, an impulse buy off eBay.  Whilst I'm a kid of the   >

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I have had 5 machines over time (Twilight zone, Lost in space and 3 different Star Trek) but they have been   >

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I had just acquired a 1970 Williams Laguna shuffle bowling game.  For repairing a guy's AC .  It's not in the   >

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I grew up where my next-door neighbor was an operator and had an amusement game route.  So not only was   >

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PinBot V2 virtual pinball machine

In januari 2020 i started to build a Virtual pinball machine in a PinBot V2 wrap. Latest state now: programming the   >

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Last year a very good friend of mine and fellow pinsider, JimmyHonda, gave me one of the best birthday gifts   >

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PinbApp is the new app for collectors, enthusiasts buyers and sellers to sell and buy pinballs. Get your account and then   >

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my pinball journey

I grew up in the land down under where women work and men plunder and played the silver ball, fast forward   >

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