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“Can I have a dime?”

“What for?”

“To play pinball.”


Guido’s was the pizzeria on the other side of town. Literally on the wrong side of the tracks. The one that had the pinball machine.

On the side where James and his father lived, there were several pizza places. They catered mostly to the students at the state university, who ran through their summer savings and spending money every September. The pizza places on that side of the tracks offered delivery to dorms, and employed other college students who were more industrious about how to feed their fast food habits. James had been to a few of them, mostly with classmates after school or   > Read the full story...

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Pinball Rediscovered

“Pinball Rediscovered”

March 16th, 2018

Growing up as a kid my brothers and I would ride our bikes to school at Del Rosa Elementary in San Bernardino CA.  Daily we would make a slight detour to the convenience store to buy some candy and play   > more...

A 42 year obsession that is not finished yet (not while we are still alive!)

“A 42 year obsession that is not ...”

March 8th, 2018

Well, as the title suggests, this story is not complete yet. Today I placed my order for a JJP POTC; who knows what tomorrow will bring. No need to speculate now though because it is best to go back to   > more...

Getting into it

“Getting into it”

February 25th, 2018

Everything started with a virtual pinball machine a couple of months ago. Which is not that common as far as I can see. Most of the people here have an addiction to pinball since their childhood. Well in my country arcades   > more...

Pinball addict for life

“Pinball addict for life”

January 31st, 2018

As a kid back in the 80's and 90's arcade days, you would always find me at the pinball machines.  My dad and I would go at least 2-3 times per week.  My dad showed me that there was more to a   > more...

Pinball side-trip a real learning experience

“Pinball side-trip a real learnin...”

January 27th, 2018

I've never had a family vacation that included a pinball excursion. It's January 2018 and the unseasonably cold weather in central Florida shortens the list of choices for what to do outside. But it's a blessing in disguise and a   > more...

Love For Pinball

“Love For Pinball”

January 22nd, 2018

My love for pinball started when I was around 10 years old in the early 70s growing up in New Orleans. I played at a resturant where my mom worked after school and on weekends. The pins were all electromechanical and   > more...

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Pinball events

Ohio Pinball Show

Cuyahoga Falls, OH (US) March 22—25, 2018

Queen City Pinball Spring League

Springfield, MO (US) March 28—May 30, 2018

Death By Pinball

Fortitude Valley, QL (AU) March 31—April 1, 2018

First State Flippers Kids Pinball Tournament

Magnolia, DE (US) March 31, 2018

Lake Charles Spring League

Lake Charles, LA (US) April 3—May 22, 2018

Friday Night Special III

Lake Charles, LA (US) April 6, 2018

Welcome Back to Louisiana

Lake Charles, LA (US) April 7, 2018

Midwest Gaming Classic

Milwaukee, WI (US) April 13—15, 2018

Belles and Chimes Houston-2nd event

Spring, TX (US) April 14, 2018

Queen City Pinball April Tournament

Springfield, MO (US) April 15, 2018

Pinball news Headlines


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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