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It Was Beatles Pinball That Got Me Hooked

It Was Beatles Pinball That Got Me Hooked

Yes it was the Sterns Beatles Pinball machine that got me hooked on pinball. I am 59 years old and 5 years ago my daughter got married, and the day   > Read the full story...
Death By Flippers

Death By Flippers

   I started playing pinball during the '60s in Albuquerque. It was an acquired taste as I was not in the habit of having spare change for such things as   > Read the full story...

Why I love Halloween Theme Pins!

“Why I love Halloween Theme Pins!”

May 17th, 2024

I cannot fully explain why I am so drawn to Halloween-themed pinball machines, but I will try. Perhaps it's the nostalgia of growing up playing   > more...



May 6th, 2024

"Growing up, I lived near an arcade during the summer where pinball machines were among the many awesome games I got to play. As a   > more...

1st Pinball Machine

“1st Pinball Machine”

May 5th, 2024

I attended my 1st pinball show today.  I had a great time and learned a lot.  I was looking for 2 specific machines (STARS and   > more...

New Business

“New Business”

April 29th, 2024

Hello,  I started a new buisness, TILT NH LLC, with the goal of providing used games at an affordable price to locals with trade it and   > more...

The Largest Pinball Arcade in Indiana

“The Largest Pinball Arcade in In...”

April 24th, 2024

James Lanham visited Wizard's World and did a post about it. Pretty cool! Thanks James. The Largest Pinball Arcade in Indiana by jalanimal - James Lanham |   > more...

Simple Beginnings for a Simple Guy

“Simple Beginnings for a Simple Guy”

April 9th, 2024

"Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball"  Funny how lyrics that have become synonymous with the games we love can still   > more...

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Lake George, NY— 1 game
Added May 22nd
Philadelphia, PA— 4 games
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Seattle, WA— 9 games
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Oostwold, GR— 1 game
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Naples, FL— 2 games
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Kingston, ON— 1 game
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Worcester, MA— 1 game
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Pinball events

Hickory Creek Brewing May Tournament

New Lenox, IL (US) May 18, 2024

May I have some WPPRs please?

Flowood, MS (US) May 18, 2024

Oahu Pinball Club-May Tournament

Wahiawa, HI (US) May 18, 2024

Copeland's Bar & Grill May Tournament

Manteno, IL (US) May 20, 2024

Flowood Tuesday Matchplay III

Flowood, MS (US) May 21, 2024

Game Gallery May 22nd Pinball Tournament

Langhorne, PA (US) May 22, 2024

Thursday Strikes at Beer Thug in Bell, CA 5/23

Bell, CA (US) May 23, 2024

Starkvegas Party Matchplay

Starkville, MS (US) May 23, 2024

Mighty Ultra Pinball Battle

Oaks, PA (US) May 24—26, 2024

Salon Pinball Arcade Québec 2024

Québec, QC (CA) May 25—26, 2024

Pinball news Headlines


Following our report on their teaser video, Pedretti Pinball today released details of the first title in their planned series of Williams/Bally remakes, Funhouse Remake. The game will be available in two versions, Classic Edition and Midnight Limited Edition, with the Midnight Limited Edition restricted to a run of 750 units. The Classic Edition uses …   Read on...


Pedretti Pinball today confirmed what had been previously discussed in several recent Pinball Industry News PINcast episodes – that their first full remake title will be of William’s Funhouse. In a teaser video released today they showed a glimpse of their first full pinball machine. There are no details of the game announced yet, nor …   Read on...


Following yesterday’s trailer, Stern Pinball today released full details of their second cornerstone title of 2024 and the first game design by Elliot Eismin, John Wick. Based on the popular quadrilogy of movies starting in 2014 and starring Keanu Reeves, Stern’s John Wick is available in the regular Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models, with …   Read on...


Stern Pinball today teased their second cornerstone title of 2024 with a trailer for their upcoming John Wick game. Based on the popular quadrilogy of movies starting in 2014 and starring Keanu Reeves, Stern’s John Wick will be fully launched tomorrow with images and details of the Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models. This will …   Read on...


As we start the month of May it?s time to join Martin Ayub from Pinball News and Jonathan Joosten from Pinball Magazine for their look back at all the excitement from the pinball industry throughout April in their latest Pinball Industry News PINcast. The month began with the announcement, reveal and the launch party for …   Read on...

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My Story

My Story

Lifelong pinball enthusiast, NEPL competitor.  Bought my first machine and joined Pinside in May 2024.

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Great Flipper Protectors -

I just wanted to share a great transaction I had with the group.  I have a 1997 Sega Star Wars   >

My story as of today

My story as of today

Recently retired and finding new/old hobbies to keep busy at times. Starting a collection one at a time. I may be   >

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Pilball Nostalgia

oh I really  wish i could get one reallife pinball arcade of my own ....i remember playing pinball game in   >

Lilolilorissss - Marco Pinball Quiz

Lilolilorissss - Marco Pinball Quiz

Yeeeep! Does anyone remember the Instagram challenge of Marco, the Pinball Quiz??? It was May, 2020. Marco's IG account launch throughout   >

Games not recognized by Pinside.

Games not recognized by Pinside.

In addition to the games listed in my collection, I have a Gottlieb "Whiz Bang" (Model C), a Williams "Dynamite"   >

the true value of a quarter

the true value of a quarter

My father gave me some change when I was a little girl and said "go see if that game is   >



      I have always enjoyed both video and pinball games.  As a kid, I enjoyed the challenge of   >

Grew up in an arcade

Grew up in an arcade

I was basically raised in my dad's pinball arcade than when 9/11 happened he had to sell everything because he   >

to avoid confusion

to avoid confusion

Just to avoid confusion, my nick is the german translation of red star,  - there is no relation to Stern   >

A long time ago…

A long time ago…

If the title of my story is any indication, then you'll know where it all started for me. Star Wars   >

Adding a Video Player

Adding a Video Player

Bought my first pinball 30 years ago (Bally Star Trek), then a Vector about 20 years ago, and the Flash   >

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