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Win an Arcade Game at Horrorhouse Fest!

Six years of this one night pop-up style hauntcade called Horrorhouse Fest?!?... whew! That's a lot longer than I could imagine I'd be building a full tournament style haunted house like it. It's pretty amazing to think about them all and remember how each room came to be. Everything from the black metal, heartbeat dungeon room of Gorgar to the ringmaster led onslaught of the Cirqus Voltaire finale... it's been one amazing ride after another.

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Table Tennis ( by Midway's USA )

“Table Tennis ( by Midway's USA )”

September 18th, 2018

Made by craftsmen ... a game from the 1970 's No balls, no flippers, not even as a real 'flipperkast' ( dutch ) standing on the floor. It hangs on the wall: and the game is about: Table Tennis. But all techniques   > more...

Rob Zombie Spookshow Original Oil Paintings

“Rob Zombie Spookshow Original Oi...”

September 6th, 2018

I am the manager of artist Alex Horley as well as one of the most well known models in illustration arts field where my image has appeared in the fields of consumer products, magazines, comics, video games, animation, statues and   > more...

I made a mobile pinball game!

“I made a mobile pinball game!”

August 25th, 2018

I love pinball.  I'm also an indie video game designer. A year ago I got the idea to try and make a fun and simple mobile pinball game anyone could play. I started prototyping what this might be. I wanted to be   > more...


hulk biscuit

“hulk biscuit”

August 13th, 2018

It began with a visit with my parents to their friend's house.  In the basement was an Incredible Hulk machine.  Mom balanced me on a chair while I played.  I was entranced with the whole thing -the colors, the lights,   > more...

Pinball's a Thing?

“Pinball's a Thing?”

August 1st, 2018

I'd finished listening to Head2Head's latest podcast (a pinball podcast) and switched back over to Pinside.  A random person I private messaged who posted a good review on a Family Guy pinball machine responded to my cold-call about whether they still   > more...

What the heck am I doing?

“What the heck am I doing?”

July 29th, 2018

We all have friends.  Some have more than others.  Some have friends you just get to relax and hang out with.  Some of us have friends who are only friends when they need something.  Then we have the friends who   > more...




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The Forum

Discuss the silver ball game and all aspects of the hobby in our discussion forum.


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Pinball Top 100 List

A weekly generated list of the best games out there, as rated by players and collectors worldwide!

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The Pinball Market

This is where you can find pinball machines and parts or put yours up for sale !



Pinball events

TitleTown Pinball September Open Tournament

De Pere, WI (US) September 15, 2018

Deadpool Launch Party - Southern New Jersey

Hamilton Township, NJ (US) September 15, 2018

FALL INTO SAVINGS AT CAPTAIN’S AUCTION WAREHOUSE

Anaheim, CA (US) September 15, 2018

Glenfield Cresent Classic

Christchurch, Ca (NZ) September 15, 2018

Game On Midland Deadpool launch party

Midland, MI (US) September 16, 2018

Actual Pinball League - Silverball Sunday

Columbus, OH (US) September 16—October 28, 2018

Stern Deadpool Launch Party

Ferndale, MI (US) September 16, 2018

Round 1 Pinball Tournament

City of Industry, CA (US) September 17, 2018

Deadpool Launch Party

Fort Wayne, IN (US) September 21, 2018

Friday Flip (September)

Münchenstein, BL (CH) September 21, 2018

Pinball news Headlines

RETROVOLT

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...

PINTASTIC 2017

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...

FLIP FLIP, DING DING

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...

SILVER BALL PLANET PINBALL ARCADE UPDATE

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...

MAIN STREET AMUSEMENTS

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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