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The MEZELmods Story

Once upon a time there was an engineer named Tim Mezel who worked in semiconductor manufacturing. As much as he enjoyed his work, he would find himself restless and yearning to make something. So, he ventured into slot cars buying a livings room worth of track and cars. And after that it was RC airplanes. After too many shoe box landings, he switched to n-scale trains. Now all those hobby's find themselves tucked away or hanging from the ceiling of his garage.

Humble Beginnings

Then one day he and co-worker Eddie gathered to play pinball, drink and plot the purchase of his first pinball machine. Seven pinball machines later, Tim decided   > Read the full story...




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Pinball Passion

“Pinball Passion”

August 23rd, 2016

My girlfriend was a huge fan of pinball as a child, playing Addam's Family at the local pub after soccer games. Years later we met and moved in together, and she tells me wanted to play that machine again. I   > more...

A Touch of Light in the Dark

“A Touch of Light in the Dark”

August 13th, 2016

I've been a gamer all my life. Some of my fondest memories growing up was getting my first nintendo and then moving on to genesis and then finally as a sophomore in high school playing final fantasy 8 on my first   > more...

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

“ReplayFX 2016: The Good, OK, and...”

August 1st, 2016

The event was twice as big as last year, but overall, it was very organized for all of Saturday. Let's hop right in. Some pinball machines just killed me outright, no matter how hard I tried. Some of the games were   > more...


Actual real pinball machines...

“Actual real pinball machines...”

July 29th, 2016

I have always had a fondness for video/arcade type games. I grew up in the 80s and it was such a blast. At home we had an Atari and would frequently play games like Super Breakout or Tanks together as   > more...

Pinball from past to present

“Pinball from past to present”

July 29th, 2016

My father started collecting pinballs just out of high school and tinkering with them. His first pinball was Cosmos which he still owns today. One thing led to another and then another. Shortly after he started a vending route as   > more...

Late to the game

“Late to the game”

July 25th, 2016

Growing up in the 80s, I played pinball once in a while at arcades and restaurants. The one memory that stuck with me is playing Bride of Pin-Bot at Round Table Pizza. But like so many other games I played   > more...




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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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Pinball events

Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo 2016

Vancouver, BC (CA) September 23—25, 2016

WABAC

FLINT, MI (US) September 24, 2016

LEAGUE SUPER AWESOME SEPTEMBER TOURNAMENT COLUMBUS, OH

Columbus, OH (US) September 24, 2016

Red River Replay

Shreveport , LA (US) September 24, 2016

White Rose Gameroom Show

York, PA (US) September 30—October 1, 2016

Northern Lights Pinball Show

Manchester (GB) October 8—9, 2016

Oil City Open

Beaumont, TX (US) October 9, 2016

32nd Annual PINBALL EXPO - Chicago

Wheeling, IL (US) October 12—16, 2016

Pinball for penny charity tournament

clifton, va (US) October 15, 2016

Pinball For Change #1

Keswick, ON (CA) October 22, 2016

Pinball news Headlines

AMERICAN PINBALL BREAKS COVER

A new pinball design and manufacturing company announces both its existence and its first production pinball machine. But things are rarely that simple, and this story also involves the ill-fated Magic Girl game and its famous/infamous designer.   Read on...

EUROPEAN PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

The main European tournament, the EPC, takes place at a large shopping centre in the Polish city of Lodz. We report on all the competitive events as well as the more social ones. See it all for yourself with our high-res pictures and video.   Read on...

HOLY COW, BATMAN! MORE BATMAN 66 DETAILS

Stern Pinball gives more information about their upcoming Batman 66 game and reveals how this is likely to be the most expensive production pinball to date.   Read on...

SKILLSHOT: THE COLLABORATIVE ART OF PINBALL

A new exhibition all about the artistic and design processes involved in the creation of a pinball machine opens at the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago. Dan Marquardt explores the exhibits and tells us all about them.   Read on...

THE HOBBIT: IN-DEPTH REVIEW

It's taken weeks to write and photograph but our huge new In-Depth Review of Jersey Jack Pinball's The Hobbit is now complete. At over 17,000 words long with more than 450 pictures, nobody goes more In-Depth.   Read on...


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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   >


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Pinball @ Harold’s on the Hill

Harold’s on the Hill was a driving range and bar close to where I worked in the late 70’s.   >


Pinball in Paris: recent 'flipper-based' travels in Paris

Pinball in Paris: recent 'flipper-based' travels in Paris

In March of 2016, I was fortunate enough to travel to Paris, France. The main point of the trip   >


Wisconsin Dells pinball museum selling out

Wisconsin Dells pinball museum selling out

Wis Dells pinball museum closed in august. We like to thank everyone who came last summer. Thanks!   >


The Progression of a Pinball Addict - A Historical Perspective

The Progression of a Pinball Addict - A Historical Perspective

The Progression of a Pinball Addict - A Historical Perspective (Originally posted rec.games.pinball, February 2 2003 by "The_Black_Knight" ) The bottom line   >


My Pinball Hobby Within The Hobby

My Pinball Hobby Within The Hobby

Before I get in to my "pinball story", let me first tell you about my "collecting history". When I   >


My First Pinball, OXO and My First Pinball Design, XOX

My First Pinball, OXO and My First Pinball Design, XOX

By Alan Norton October 15, 2015 My First Pinball, OXO – Part 1 of 2 I played my first Williams OXO pinball machine   >


Thank you, Roger Sharpe…

Thank you, Roger Sharpe…

Today I am grateful to you, Roger Sharpe, because tomorrow I will play pinball at a public location with a   >


Pinball at the ends of the Earth...or in this case, Uruguay.

Pinball at the ends of the Earth...or in this case, Uruguay.

Hi All, I had been planning a trip to Uruguay for some time. I have a thing for small countries   >