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Pinball: A lifelong journey.

It all started for me as a little boy, we had just moved to Central Florida from just outside of Chicago. The year was 1974, and my mom and older sister dragged me one Saturday to the Winter Haven mall for a day of boredom and shopping.  As we took a break from the torture, ahead I saw a glowing bright orange sign and it said "Oddoz Amusements". Surprisingly, my mom decided to take us in there and this was   > Read the full story...


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My Pinball Journey

I've always been a fan of arcades since I can remember. Mid 80s in Winnipeg I'd stare at the arcade in awe wishing I could go in. They always had a 12 or 14 and older rule and at 6 or 7 I was jealous of my older brother who could go play these giant life size games that I was playing at home on our Commodore 64, Atari and Colecovision. Whenever there was a arcade in a store without   > Read the full story...



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New Father Daughter to Pinball

“New Father Daughter to Pinball”

November 12th, 2021

Hello and good evening!  Well, I've been told by a few people that I've gotten into this hobby at the wrong time......well, my daughter and I   > more...

Back to Canada after living 7 years in Finland.

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I own my first pinball machine since 2013, the Star Wars 1992 from Data East. When I found it in a pawnshop in my city,   > more...

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November 6th, 2021

Have you seen it happening in your area?  Current events time! It's November 2021, this is hopefully something we can look back on and say "I remember   > more...


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November 3rd, 2021

I have been looking around to buy another pinball but I see there are a few scams running around so I think I might as   > more...

The Science of Sing Along

“The Science of Sing Along”

October 8th, 2021

The playfield in Sing Along, a 1967 Gottlieb electromechnical, is simple in its symmetry. Within the playfield, 16 standup or rollover targets correspond to one   > more...

The arcade ban in Greece and how I got into pinball

“The arcade ban in Greece and how...”

October 8th, 2021

As a kid, I was always fascinated by pinball machines. It was a small, different and independent world behind a glass. Same reason I always   > more...




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FUNHOUSE: RUDY?S NIGHTMARE ANNOUNCED

A new officially-licensed conversion kit for the game Funhouse has been announced to bring new features, new rules, a new sound package, new artwork, a full-colour display and an animated Mystery Mirror to the popular 1990 Williams title. Pedretti Gaming, Team Pinball, FAST Pinball, PinSound and Planetary Pinball Supply have worked together to develop the …   Read on...

PINTASTIC PINBALL & GAME ROOM EXPO 2021

The final leg of our 2021 US tour brings us to the town of Sturbridge, around an hour’s drive west of Boston. The Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is the venue for the Pintastic Pinball & Game Room Expo, hereafter just called Pintastic. The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center is a complex of …   Read on...

IAAPA EXPO 2021

We’re in Orlando Florida at the Orange County Convention Center at the bottom of the tourist section of International Drive for the IAAPA Expo 2021. Many visitors to Orlando’s world-famous theme parks will be familiar with International Drive, as it’s a popular source of accommodation thanks to the area’s many hotels, and also numerous places …   Read on...

HOUSTON ARCADE EXPO 2021

With international visitors now allowed to travel to the US, we wasted no time and got on the next available flight to get to Houston and make our first visit to the Houston Arcade Expo. The show is held at the Houston Marriott Westchase, which is a large business-orientated hotel on the west side of …   Read on...

MUSIC CITY MULTI CON 2021

After 3 years of hosting the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo at the Millennium Maxwell House hotel and convention center located in Nashville, TN, it was announced that the 2020 show would be held at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center in Lebanon TN which is a short drive east of Nashville. The new location was selected …   Read on...


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