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Hauntcade vs. Winter!

Our pop-up Hauntcade Gaming tournament is now in it's 9th incarnation!! Horrorhouse Fest Pinball Tournament of Death is one unlike any other. With 4 hours of truly interactive and wildly haunted times, where players emerge either dead or with far too many prizes!

Join in the madness which was just recently featured alongside Elvira's House of Horrors at Pinball Expo in Chicago, and winner of   > Read the full story...




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Initial Rival

“Initial Rival”

February 2nd, 2020

Just who do these people think they are coming into my home and tagging thier names all over the place? I remember at times, welcoming and encouraging it. Now I can't help but notice and wished I hadn't. Whenever I turn these pins on, there   > more...

Meeting the Man Who Saved Pinball

“Meeting the Man Who Saved Pinball”

January 29th, 2020

It was August 3rd, 2019, the third day of Pinburgh 2019. I had a rough go at my first ever Pinburgh missing E finals by a couple spots. D division is commonly referred to as the Drinking Division, and E,   > more...

My 45 year journey

“My 45 year journey”

January 23rd, 2020

My EM journey started as an SS obsession (well, after being on Pinside for a while, probably not by your standards)… Way back in 1982, my wife and I were in our first house, in our first jobs and had a   > more...


A Beginner's Journey into a Lifetime Hobby

“A Beginner's Journey into a Life...”

January 22nd, 2020

You know that feeling when you're not prepared to for your exam, and your teacher starts to pass out the test; you just sit there waiting...and then it reaches you... EOS, whats that? Coils, Solenoids, Leaf Switches- OH MY! That's kind of what   > more...

INDISC 2020

“INDISC 2020”

January 14th, 2020

INDISC 2020 proved to be all I had hoped it would be and more. Having come to the Museum of Pinball for one day last fall and realizing it wasn't enough, I signed on for four days this time and   > more...

Rosebud Was Her Sled (Dec 9, 2019)

“Rosebud Was Her Sled (Dec 9, 2019)”

January 10th, 2020

Maybe it's a "well past mid-life" kind of thing, or a bucket list thing. But for some reason I've been bitten by the pinball bug of late, and in fact, this afternoon put a down payment on an older (circa   > more...




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Pinball events

The Have a Heart Valentine’s Weekend Blowout

Lake Charles, LA (US) February 16, 2020

Pinkanmaa league 2019-2020 Qualification Tournament #5/6

Tampere (FI) February 17, 2020

Michigan Flippers Ypsi @ Sticks

Ypsilanti, MI (US) February 24, 2020

MULTIBALL MONDAY - 2/24

Chandler, AZ (US) February 24, 2020

Super Saturday Feb 29th at TitleTown Pinball

De Pere, WI (US) February 29, 2020

24 Hour Belles Bunk In

Piqua, OH (US) February 29—March 1, 2020

Michigan Flippers

Ann Arbor, MI (US) March 1, 2020

Providence Pinball Monthly Tournament at Pizza J

Providence, RI (US) March 1, 2020

Kiwi Pincade 2020

Auckland, Au (NZ) March 5, 2020

Louisville Arcade Expo 2020

Jeffersontown, KY (US) March 6—8, 2020

Pinball news Headlines

RECBAR 812

Louisville’s well-known arcade bar, Recbar, has recently opened a satellite location in Indiana named Recbar 812. Recbar 812 is truly massive, and the pictures in this review do not do it justice. The best way to describe it is a Dave and Busters on steroids. Recbar?s original location in Jeffersontown, which opened in 2016, is …   Read on...

SS BILLIARDS: AFTER THE REFRESH

LTG – The Media SS Billiards is synonymously linked with its owner; The Man, The Myth, The Lloyd. Back in August of 2002, Pinball News (PBN) brought you an article about a mostly pinball and pool arcade, SS Billiards, located near Minneapolis, MN, in the United States. The arcade is eponymously known as, Lloyd’s. Lloyd …   Read on...

2019 REVIEW OF THE YEAR

Hello and welcome to our annual look back at the past twelve months in the world of pinball and your chance to vote for the Game of the Year for 2019. It’s an indicator of the popularity of pinball and the lower barriers facing new manufacturers that this year we will be examining the varying …   Read on...

EAG INTERNATIONAL EXPO 2020

We’re back in London’s Docklands to check out the annual Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming (EAG) International Expo coin-op trade show. The venue hasn’t changed for many years, although the exact halls within the ExCeL London exhibition complex where the show is held has varied a little. For 2020 we are in halls N1-N6. In all …   Read on...

BLUE SUN SODA & SWEET SHOP ? A YEAR LATER

Back in November of 2018 we visited the Blue Sun Soda & Sweet Shop (BSSSS), and, as we wrote then, “…we will be back to Blue Sun to play their eclectic collection of older and newer pinball machines in the near future. And, of course, to enjoy more of the world?s most flavorful soda ? …   Read on...


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Back on the pin sauce

Thank you for having me on this forum. I just got back into pinball over the last year or so   >


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My first new pinball machine

Here's a little short story about me.I bought my first three pinball machines from Gene Cunningham. I only have one   >


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My first new pinball machine

This story starts on Monday February 10th 2020. I take my very nice who dunnit pinball machine up to Chicago   >


PINSIDE TOP 50 - BY YEAR (adjusted data)

PINSIDE TOP 50 - BY YEAR (adjusted data)

Pinside Top 50 by Year data was adjusted to equalize reporting methods.  For more details on methodology, see footnotes on   >


PINSIDE TOP 50 - BY YEAR (original data)

PINSIDE TOP 50 - BY YEAR (original data)

Pinside TOP 50 has finally been summarized by year to capture rankings by the community and to compare new titles   >


Feb 7th Games Games and More Games

Feb 7th Games Games and More Games

So about a month ago I pick up a Cue Ball Wizard and a Gorgar both of them in bad   >


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My first Pinball Jurassic Park

My first pin came after I had a few video games.  I was in Big Soring Texas at a mall about   >


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ballys old chicago

recently swaped my royal flush pin for an old chicago pin.  having a few problems with it, went to your   >


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Pinball Newbie Lovin it so far

Fellow Pinsiders I have been wanting to purchase a pinball machine for a few years now and finally pulled the trigger a   >


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Restoration project Gottlieb 2001

Purchased a Gottlieb 2001 four years ago in MO to restore, finished it today.  Thanks to the suppliers of parts,   >


Pinball fun

Pinball fun

Just added my 7th machine into my collection. Just took ownership of Mysterian by Bally.


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