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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.

We've had this core group of weirdos over here in Denver, Colorado scaring people as they enter this strange world, and we continue on with the tradition.   > Read the full story...




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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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Pinball Archive

The archive holds tons of information on all pinball machines since 1950. We've got thousands of photos, ratings, price info and much more!

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


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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

Pin Stadium at Pinball Expo 2018

Chicago, IL (US) October 17—20, 2018

Pinball Expo in Chicago

Wheeling, IL (US) October 17—20, 2018

14th Annual Pinball Life Open House Explosion Charity Event

Huntley, IL (US) October 18—19, 2018

2018 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo

Houston, TX (US) October 19—20, 2018

Pinball Madness

Banning, CA (US) October 19—21, 2018

Southern Hemisphere Pinball Championship

Pukekohe, Au (NZ) October 19—21, 2018

Friday Flip (October)

M√ľnchenstein, BL (CH) October 19, 2018

Family Flip & Saturday Pinight (October)

M√ľnchenstein, BL (CH) October 20, 2018

Gal-O-Ween

Richmond, VA (US) October 21, 2018

Surplus Pinball Games Sale

Alameda, CA (US) October 27, 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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