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That Pinball Game in the Corner

Imagine a fun place you've visited. Maybe a movie theatre with the smell of salty, buttered popcorn wafting through the air. Or an old fashioned pizza parlor with empty shelled peanut casings on the floor. Or a candy store with every type of candy you could ever imagine.


When I was four years old, Lollipop Palace was my most favorite place in the whole wide world to go to. I was so happy to run inside the store and rub my fingers all over the glass display case pointing at every candy bar that I wanted to eat. My brother Mitch was a few years older than me. He always liked looking at baseball cards and reading Mad magazine.  Every now and then, I would hear the   » Read the full story...

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Pinball at the ends of the Earth...or in this case, Uruguay.

Pinball at the ends of the Earth...

Hi All, I had been planning a trip to Uruguay for some time.  I have a thing for small countries nestled between giants--they seem like gems where you get the best of both worlds.  I like Iceland and Belgium and am   » more...

My year in pinball

It’s funny how quickly pinball seems to develop from a simple hobby to a full-blown obsession for a lot of people. Over the course of the past year, I’ve become one of those obsessives.  But pinball’s not just a recent discovery for me… it’s   » more...

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Pinball Gallery Monthly Tournament

Malvern, PA (United States) October 6—December 1, 2015

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York, Pa (United States) October 9—10, 2015

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Pinball Life's 11th Annual Explosion Open House

Huntley, IL (United States) October 16, 2015

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Kapellen (Belgium) October 17, 2015

Pinside Party at the Pinball Gallery

Malvern, PA (United States) October 17, 2015

The NOVA Knockout pinball tournament - 2015

Fairfax, VA (United States) October 24, 2015

IFPA/Project Pinball Charity Tournament

Chapel Hill, NC (United States) October 25, 2015

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We head to Manchester for the set-up of the Play Expo show which begins tomorrow. We'll have all the action across the weekend, but here's a sneak preview of what's in store.   Read on...


Chicago may be the spiritual home of pinball, but Russia couldn't resist the lure of the silver ball either, building their own machines for their home market, as Michal Klimaszewski reports.   Read on...


Reports from three new venues and another four review updates means our roving reporter John has been touring Japan and sending us his findings.   Read on...


Forty miles southwest of Chicago in the city of Joliet sits the Chicago Street Pinball Arcade. With thirty-seven pinballs from the 1960s to the present day, it's a must-visit location, as Dan Marquardt reports.   Read on...


One year ago the arrival of a forty-foot storage container marked the start of a crowd-funded refresh of SS Billiards. Todd Andersen recounts the story and shows us the results.   Read on...

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Review of D&D Pinball - Tucson, AZ

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Review of The Game Preserve and LSPAM Visit - Houston, TX

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Review of Replay Amusement Museum - Tarpon Springs, FL

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I went to visit my mom and step-dad in the Tampa Bay area in mid-May, 2015. I had looked around   »

Belated Review of Zapcon 3.0 (2015) - Mesa, AZ

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$25 craigslist Got me started :0)

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  Hey everyone. I happen to hit craigslist my very first day looking and found an awesome 1990 Raiden. The   »

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I just recently acquired a Transformers pin. I have two full size machines already and I have two Zizzles. I   »

Pinbot Circuits Activated

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Stern Star Trek Pinball owners Facebook page

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