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I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman.

I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my pinball machine. Huh? My story? Okay.

My first memory of pinball was visiting a tourist attraction in Orlando, Florida called The Mystery Fun House. I truly miss the place, which closed in 2001 and still have many fond memories. The bottom level was a video game arcade and the upper level was loaded with pinball (and a shooting gallery.) At the time, games like Tron and Dragon's Lair blew me away and I found out very quickly that I could get more out of a quarter playing an video game than pinball   > Read the full story...




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A Super Mario table that has been left to rot by a cable TV personality

“A Super Mario table that has bee...”

May 1st, 2021

I don't have cable TV. There's just more fun things to do in the precious few hours of free time I have each week than   > more...

Silver Ball Chug or The Hazy Remembrances of College Pinball

“Silver Ball Chug or The Hazy Rem...”

April 29th, 2021

    It has been 42 years since I first entered the hallowed halls of collegiate academia but even then, I had already become hooked   > more...

Project Haunted House, lower playfield wireboard

“Project Haunted House, lower pla...”

April 24th, 2021

I thought it would be a good idea to start with the lower playfield to test and learn before making the main playfield. Starting with   > more...


Dirty Dancing and Pinball

“Dirty Dancing and Pinball”

April 23rd, 2021

I was 10 years old in the summer of 1965 and I was mesmerized when I saw the row of pinball machines all lined up against the   > more...

First Machine and I'm Addicted

“First Machine and I'm Addicted”

April 22nd, 2021

So, over the past year I have created a portion of my garage into a nice party room - added 2 TVs, some furniture, commercial   > more...

Project Haunted House

“Project Haunted House”

April 18th, 2021

Years ago I bought the upper playfield from a Gottlieb Haunted House from eBay. It has been just in storage until the end of the   > more...




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Pinball events

Stern Army-Cool Music Stop Bar & Grill Monthly May 2021

Harvard, IL (US) May 13, 2021

Golden State Pinball Festival

Lodi, CA (US) May 14—16, 2021

CP Pinball - Big Bad Knockout Tournament

South Roxana, IL (US) May 21, 2021

Flipping, No Cow Tipping and More Flipping

Harvard, IL (US) June 6, 2021

Stern Army- Cool Music Stop Monthly Tournament- June 2021

Harvard, IL (US) June 10, 2021

Triple Flip Open

De Pere, WI (US) June 18—19, 2021

Pinfest

Allentown, PA (US) July 30—31, 2021

Saratoga Silverball 2021

Saratoga Springs, NY (US) August 14—15, 2021

White Rose Gameroom Show

York, PA (US) October 8—9, 2021

Pinball Expo

Schaumburg, IL (US) October 27—30, 2021

Pinball news Headlines

STERN ANNOUNCES THE MANDALORIAN

Stern Pinball today revealed details of their latest release, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, based on the popular TV series of the same name. Stern Pinball’s relationship with Lucasfilm and Disney has resulted in several previous Star Wars machines based on both the original movie trilogy and the comic art spin-off. The new release is based …   Read on...

SUTTREE?S HIGH GRAVITY TAVERN

Let me clear up one thing right away- Suttrees and Harrogate?s are one in the same but, at the same time, they are not. For all intents and purposes, Harrogate?s is the barcade and Suttree?s is the brewpub. Confused yet? Stick with me pilgrim. According to their website, “Harrogate?s is basically the misfit sister bar …   Read on...

PINWIKI: 10 YEARS ON

Back in 2011, there was consternation amongst those who fix pinball machines at the loss of a valuable source of repair information. The PinRepair.com website (a.k.a. Clay’s Guides or Marvin3M) was the go-to place for repair and restoration guides, but large sections of it covering the most popular systems were removed from public access in …   Read on...

FATHOM REVISITED ANNOUNCED

Melbourne-based Haggis Pinball today announced that their second title will be a remake of the classic Bally title Fathom, produced in association with Planetary Pinball. Fathom Revisited will keep the original look, feel and playfield layout but, like the remake titles from Chicago Gaming, will use modern mechanisms and technology to provide RGB lighting and …   Read on...

MARK PENACHO JOINS STERN PINBALL

Stern Pinball has announced the hiring of Mark Penacho as their new Senior Systems Engineer. Mark has a long career in developing software for coin-op and home gaming system. He wrote the software for five Bally/Williams pinballs from five different game designers, starting with Earthshaker! and continuing with Elvira and the Party Monsters, Rollergames, Hurricane …   Read on...


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