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Want a Mata Hari for nothing?
Featured story!

Want a Mata Hari for nothing?

This story starts out being about a fellow Pinsider who did me a solid and turns into picking up a free game...

It all started about two months ago when Captive_Ball graciously reached out to me about a Freedom EM that was on my wishlist he’d seen on craigslist in his area. He lives in Houston, me in Tempe, Arizona, and offered to buy the pin and deliver it for a little gas money, stopping by to deliver it on the way out to Las Vegas for a family vacation.

I had him buy it, and took delivery last Wednesday. Despite knowing next to nothing about EM repair, I love the theme and   > Read the full story...




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My addiction.

“My addiction.”

November 25th, 2016

I began my pinball journey very young. Some of my earliest memories are at a local pizza and salad bar place that had a small arcade area. I remember a little helicopter ride that one little quarter and you rose   > more...

The Original Arcade Bar

“The Original Arcade Bar”

November 18th, 2016

Barcade is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer. There are locations in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Connecticut, owned by four friends; Paul Kermizian, Pete Langway, and brothers Kevin and   > more...

Marvel Pinball Epic Collection: Volume 1 (Review: Xbox One/PS4)

“Marvel Pinball Epic Collection: ...”

November 15th, 2016

Review: Marvel Pinball Epic Collection Volume 1 (For Xbox One and PS4) What is it? This game from Zen Studios has a collection of 10 Marvel Comics themed pinball tables.A couple of the games are pretty closely tied to their movie counterparts   > more...


My pinball journey.

“My pinball journey.”

November 15th, 2016

As a kid in the mid 70s to mid 80s i always loved pinball. Couldnt wait to go to the local arcade to play all the amazing machines that were on route back then. Then responsible life began and i   > more...

Pinball backglass and plastics - Shay Arcade Group.

“Pinball backglass and plastics -...”

November 13th, 2016

Fellas,  Rick at Planetary Pinball and I have reached an agreement for the Shay Arcade Group to be the principal licensed provider of backglasses and playfield plastics for all Bally EM and Williams EM.  The following glasses will be available in one   > more...

My First Barcade

“My First Barcade”

November 11th, 2016

I started a craft beer & wine shop in Dec 2014. In addition to having package to go and a 63 tap growler-fill station, it is also a bar where you can drink on premise and hang out. In early spring   > 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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Meet pinball enthusiasts from around the world, read their stories, see their collections and find out which games they like best!

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The Forum

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


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Pinball Top 100 List

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

Pinball For Change #3

Burlington, ON (CA) December 3, 2016

Children's Miracle Network Charity Event

Flint, MI (US) December 3, 2016

Holiday Open House

Milford, CT (US) December 10, 2016

Free Play Madison Pinball

Madison, WI (US) December 20, 2016

Pincade 2017

Auckland, Au (NZ) March 2—5, 2017

System 11 World Championships 2017

Pukekohe, Ak (NZ) March 5, 2017

Ohio Pinball Show

Cuyahoga Falls, OH (US) March 30—April 2, 2017

Pin-a-Go-Go

Dixon, CA (US) May 19, 2017

Pintastic New England

Sturbridge, MA (US) July 6—9, 2017

Mad Rollin Pinball

Madison, WI (US) September 22—23, 2017

Pinball news Headlines

TORNEO DE PINBALL DE BIAR 2016

Modern and classic pinballs in equal measure at the Biar Pinball Tournament, with some rarely-seen Spanish machines and plenty of local cuisine to enjoy too.   Read on...

SILVERBALL MUSEUM HEADS SOUTH

Not content with a world-class location on the New Jersey boardwalk, the Silverball Museum opens a second branch on Florida's Atlantic coast. We head for the Sunshine State to check it out.   Read on...

CHURCHILL CABINET COMPANY TOUR

Whether it's a playfield, the cabinet, or the backbox, every pinball machine starts with a sheet of plywood, so we take you behind-the-scenes at the Churchill Cabinet Company to see how all these are made.   Read on...

IT HAS TO WARM UP FIRST

What's making Wednesday Addams so hot under the collar? Find out, as Gary 'Mooseman' Littler tells us the story of the Addams Family Challenge shocker chair.   Read on...


What's new on the site?

Free Play Florida 2016

Free Play Florida 2016

I had such a fantastic time at Free Play Florida 2016. Tons of new and old pins, and we even   >


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From interested user to Shop

It's now just over a year since i started with pinball, in some way. Well, like many others here and out   >


Haunted House Pinball!

Haunted House Pinball!

Coming right after the season of the witch, in a purgatory of holidays comes Horrorhouse Fest! A pinball tournament buried   >


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Today I'm excited for the future of pinball.

I live in a location pinball black hole.  The only location with anything is a dive of a pizza bar   >


Hotchkiss Pinball League - Season 1

Hotchkiss Pinball League - Season 1

Moving from Portland, Maine, where I had the pleasure of having Arcadia National Bar an under-10 minute walk from home   >


Understanding the Production Differences of Pinball Games

Understanding the Production Differences of Pinball Games

The following provides detailed information of understanding the differences when a game is produced. Production category effects the ultimate value   >


My 3D printed pinball machine

My 3D printed pinball machine

Hi All,             I thought that you would be interested in my fully 3D printed pinball   >


ReplayFX 2016: The Good, OK, and the Brutal Drains

ReplayFX 2016: The Good, OK, and the Brutal Drains

The event was twice as big as last year, but overall, it was very organized for all of Saturday. Let's   >


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My story

Born in the mid fifties in Australia and have been lucky enough to grow up in what I believe were   >


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HOW IT ALL BEGAN

It all started back i guess around 1968 or 69 my uncle had a coffee shop (bergers and fries) kinda   >


Who are “YOU” in pinball?

Who are “YOU” in pinball?

Dedicated from an article written by Chris Munson, one of the original organizers of the the EARLY days of the   >


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Sabbatical in Canada - interested in visiting some pinball locations

Hello pinsiders! Me and my wife will be on a break from work and travel from Vancouver to Halifax. We   >