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The Tournament Experience
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The Tournament Experience

The rules were being announced through the loud speaker and my mind became fixated on a obscure thought... The thought of pinball machines which have only reciprocated love, being transformed into battle "Arena's" for pinball combatants to go head-to-head in heated competition.

Images of cherished & beloved pinball characters started to fill my mind, participating in a violent "Anchor Man" like battle royal.  

With a fading mental image of Rudy swinging a baseball bat at Dr.Dude's head and the old man from White Water throwing a trident at Gomez & Morticia Addams, I peered over a long row of pinball machines and a feeling came over me, one of excitement and dread.  In that dim lit arcade I wondered how did   > Read the full story...

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Fun Time USA

“Fun Time USA”

February 13th, 2019

I remember that first introduction to pinball like it was yesterday.  I was in California, late spring 1968.  It was another business trip for my dad, but this time the family got to tag along.  The hotel we stayed in down   > more...

Embracing the Madness.

“Embracing the Madness.”

January 27th, 2019

It all started on a Medieval Madness machine at Gator City in Gainesville, Florida. My roommate and I would play on this machine for hours after work, smashing the castles, going back-and-forth on high scores, not talking to girls... After moving   > more...

pinball reflections

“pinball reflections”

January 25th, 2019

Pinball Reflections I’m now 5 years into pinball, and like most hobbies from the past, I became obsessed.  It’s fun applying my past experience from Auto-body and learning new skills like circuit board repair, schematic reading, and honing my artistic skills.    > more...

Pinball Bio

“Pinball Bio”

January 21st, 2019

Quip My name is Nick, in the local pinball community here in Pittsburgh I go by JQY, which I use as my high score initials. By day I do property maintenance, by night I do pinball Repair. I work for a   > more...

From one niche hobby to another

“From one niche hobby to another”

January 19th, 2019

I've been interested in pinball for almost two months now. It all started when I went to a bar with my girlfriend and a gathering of her friends, when a Star Wars pinball (Stern, 2017) caught my eye. I was no   > more...

CBC Story on Short Circuit Arcade

“CBC Story on Short Circuit Arcade”

January 17th, 2019

CBC came and interviewed my wife and I. Attached is the story and video clip they made. Enjoy. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/short-circuit-arcade-home-alberta-edmonton-1.4974448?fbclid=IwAR1O51HjQJZBPoswf9V0bwBrmvMw21qAO8XhlhxzC8Sew_tuZa-wQJNpVvQ

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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

2 for $20 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Alameda, CA (US) February 19—March 28, 2019

League Night

Alameda, CA (US) February 20—March 20, 2019

Side Tourney : The Scales of Pinball 2

Lake Charles, LA (US) February 22, 2019

The Scales of Pinball 2

Lake Charles, LA (US) February 22, 2019

The Pinball Place

New Ulm, MN (US) February 23—March 31, 2019

Ice Ice Tourney 1

Londonderry, NH (US) February 23, 2019

Pinball Petes Sunday Stikes

Ann Arbor, MI (US) February 24, 2019

Louisville Arcade Expo

Louisville, KY (US) March 1—3, 2019

Kiwi Pincade & World Sys11 Championships 2019

Auckland, Au (NZ) March 7—10, 2019

RetroJAX Weekend & Pinball Tournament

Jacksonville, FL (US) March 8—10, 2019

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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First contact with pinball machine.

I was about nine years old when I bicycled to a local gas station about 3 miles from my grandparents.   >

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How much did they pay?

How much did they pay?

What's the most expensive used pinball machine sold in 2018?  Well according to PinballPrices.com database of more than 1,200 verified   >

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First Pinball Love

Can you remember your first love?  I do, and her name was Earthshaker.  I was in my first year of college back in 1989   >

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Once upon a time in 1992...

I remember playing Slugfest, Whirlwind, and Addams Family at the bowling alley 2 blocks from my house. I used to   >

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Face to Face

The year was 1996... I was a sophomore at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO... I'm not sure about   >

I’m New‍♀️

I’m New‍♀️

Hi all!  I recently took a management position at a local bar that has about 8 pinball machines.  Looking for   >

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How I started

My father was a member of the American Legion Post 455 in Hamtramck, MI.  I was was first introduced to   >

40 years to discover pinball

40 years to discover pinball

Being in the military and moving so often has made it difficult for me to build my own basement arcade collection.   >

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It all started in York Beach, Maine.

Grew up in York Beach, Maine in the 80's and 90's, as we had a summer home there. The boardwalk   >

First Collection

First Collection

I am starting a collection of First's in game play for pinballs. I have started with Gorgar the first talking and it   >

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