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Hauntcade/Elvira at Pinball Expo!!

In only a few short days it all begins!!! The dream of building a hauntcade and having my childhood star of all stars be there right alongside us (Elvira of course) has got me more excited than ever! HORRORHOUSE FEST, an event us evil maniacs at Bloodshed Deathbath conceived 7 years ago that combines a haunted house with a pinball tournament takes place for you all to witness! With the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers we have truly created some of the   > Read the full story...

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And so it begins...

“And so it begins...”

October 10th, 2019

When I was growing up in the mid 1970's, there was a kid named Keith who lived just up the road.  His dad had a pinball machine in their house.  I don't know for sure, but I think that was   > more...



October 5th, 2019

Welcome to our Pinside profile!  My wife, Brandi, and I reside in Manitoba Canada inside of an igloo for 6 months of the year.  To pass the time we have way too many hobbies, including: Collecting Canadian stamps and coins Driving vintage North American sports   > more...

Intimidated by Pinball

“Intimidated by Pinball”

September 13th, 2019

My wife and I purchased a summer home in 2008 and wanted it to be a place where we could decompress. We planned carefully as researched the location, type of home, etc. One of the things we knew we wanted was a house that   > more...

It begins....

“It begins....”

August 29th, 2019

Well probably like most everyone here I remember spending countless hours (and quarters) In the pinball halls back when I was young. I really loved the games, but honestly was never quite that good at it. I had a childhood   > more...

Thanks Reggie!

“Thanks Reggie!”

August 9th, 2019

     My dad owned a small, mid-Michigan burger joint called Mike’s City Dairy, which had a video game in the front, along with a juke box and a pinball machine in the back.  Being born into my family (7 siblings) entitled you to work in the   > more...

Late to the party, but glad I made it! (background of a millennial)

“Late to the party, but glad I ma...”

August 5th, 2019

Hey Pinside! I grew up on Nintendo, back in the early 90's, and kept gaming a large part of my identity ever since.  My first exposure to pinball was an MS DOS game with blocky 2-D tables and a ball that   > more...

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Dixon, CA (US) October 11—13, 2019

3rd Annual Richie Wrench Pinball Party

Normal, IL (US) October 11—13, 2019

White Rose Gameroom Show

York, PA (US) October 11—12, 2019

Nutten Special Tournament

Leesville, LA (US) October 12, 2019

Pinball Pete's Sunday FUNday 4

Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 13, 2019

Pinball Pete's Sunday FUNday 5

Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 13, 2019

Pinball Pete's Sunday FUNday 6

Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 13, 2019

Ypsi Flippers @ Sticks

Ypsilanti, MI (US) October 14, 2019

Lake Charles Fall League 2019

Lake Charles, LA (US) October 15—December 10, 2019


Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 15, 2019

Pinball news Headlines


It was twenty years ago Williams stopped making pinball machines. At that time I thought the days of playing pins on location were over for ever. It was bleak for finding a working pin on location for many years but now, due mostly to the popularity of barcades, pinball machines on location are plentiful in the Chicago area.   Read on...


Stern Pinball have revealed a new version of their 2017 release, Star Wars. The original Star Wars game featured artwork created by a number of different artists in collaboration with Lucasfilm. Creating a design which was acceptable to the licensor was a rather fraught process, so it’s a little surprising that Stern have sought to …   Read on...


A petition has been filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida to put Suncoast Arcade Inc., the sister company to Suncoast Pinball, into voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a summons for unpaid rent on two industrial units it occupies. Suncoast Arcade, trading as Suncoast Arcade & Pinball, rents two units …   Read on...


After a couple of false starts, Stern Pinball officially announced their next release today, the ‘studio’ game Elvira’s House of Horrors. Stern have opted to make this a ‘studio’ title rather than one of their own in-house ‘cornerstone’ games for a couple of reasons. First, the design of the game was by Dennis Nordman who …   Read on...


For the second game in a row, pre-announcement pictures of Stern Pinball’s latest release have leaked onto the internet before the company can officially launch their new title. Jurassic Park was the first game to be shown in low-resolution images before Stern Pinball made their official announcement several days later. This time, it’s images of …   Read on...

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Hello.  I love this forum.  I am a professional magician by trade.  I've written several books on magic and created   >

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I'm back...back in the saddle again...

Just a quick (re)introduction: I have been into pinball all my life, but really got the bug when I bought   >

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Where do I drop the ball in?

My daughters boyfriend came over before leaving for college. We had BAD CATS up and purring and asked him if he had ever   >

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On top of being a pinball enthusiast for as long as I can remember, I'm also an established hip-hop artist in   >

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Okay everyone... here is the question.  I wanted to add a few flasher bulbs to my 1975 EM Bally machine   >

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Grew up with a Williams Alpine Club where 2500 was a free game, had to get used to Eight Ball   >

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