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And so it began..

Three years ago, my husband said to me, "I want to play some pinball. Let's go play some pinball. There's a tournament this weekend." So we went. We both played in the tournament. I of course came in last place, having never played before. I got the basic understanding from everyone. Don't loose the ball and shot the flashing lights. We went to more tournaments. Myself falling out early on. I took that time to play other games telling myself, don't loose the ball and shoot the flashing lights. Time passes on, I started to learn flipper control and the strategies to some of the games. About 1.5 years goes   > Read the full story...

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First Pinball Memory

“First Pinball Memory”

January 3rd, 2018

My first memory of ever seeing a pinball machine was in the game room at the Don CeSar hotel in St. Petersburg Florida. My family was on vacation, it was 1981 and I was ten years old. They had a   > more...

Arcade brings pinball scene to northeast Indiana

“Arcade brings pinball scene to n...”

December 30th, 2017

By Louis Wyatt  lwyatt@kpcmedia.com HUNTERTOWN — One of the Fort Wayne area’s newest businesses is already proving to be equally popular amongst kids and nostalgic adults alike. Beyond that, it’s opened the door to a whole new world of competition for enthusiasts   > more...

From High Stakes to High Scores!!!!!

“From High Stakes to High Scores!...”

December 18th, 2017

I have to say, I am new to the world of pinball.  I am 33 years old, but only started playing pinball regularly about 2 years ago.  When I was a little kid and through Junior High, I played all   > more...

Trying to sell my Barracora pinball machine (Update: sold)

“Trying to sell my Barracora pinb...”

December 17th, 2017

Update: this game is now sold. I have a Barracora pinball machine that I would like to sell to someone who can give it a good home.  I've had this pinball machine for about 30 years.  Had many early years of   > more...

New hobby/old dream starting

“New hobby/old dream starting”

December 11th, 2017

I never played pinball as a kid. I honestly never understood the game and in the 80’s, it appeared the machines were “reserved” for adults as they were the only players I ever noticed.  When home systems (like NES, SNES, PlayStation, etc.) came   > more...

Ding! Ding! Local pinball wizard opening new arcade

“Ding! Ding! Local pinball wizard...”

December 10th, 2017

Mike Burgess is going to open a pinball arcade in Huntertown. (Photo and Story By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com) Because of a health issue, Mike Burgess looks 40 or 50 years older than he is. Since he was 16, Ankylosing spondylitis,   > more...

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Pinball news Headlines


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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