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Horrorhouse Fest in Chicago!

It's nearing that special time of horror, when Halloween magic starts to take shape within the brain. And alas, it's also time for HORRORHOUSE FEST, an event us evil maniacs at Bloodshed Deathbath conceived 7 years ago that combines a haunted house with a pinball tournament! With the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers we have truly created some of the wildest rides imagineable, taking each iteration to a whole new level, with each game getting a full set design and actors to   > Read the full story...

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“Thanks Reggie!”

August 9th, 2019

     My dad owned a small, mid-Michigan burger joint called Mike’s City Dairy, which had a video game in the front, along with a juke box and a pinball machine in the back.  Being born into my family (7 siblings) entitled you to work in the   > more...

Late to the party, but glad I made it! (background of a millennial)

“Late to the party, but glad I ma...”

August 5th, 2019

Hey Pinside! I grew up on Nintendo, back in the early 90's, and kept gaming a large part of my identity ever since.  My first exposure to pinball was an MS DOS game with blocky 2-D tables and a ball that   > more...

“Pay it Forward”

““Pay it Forward””

August 1st, 2019

So, I’ve been in the hobby for almost three years and I’ve dove head first. Like many of us. I’ve built up a nice collection through buying/trading/selling etc.  Well, my best friend loves pinball as much as I do, but he   > more...

My grail....Haunted House

“My grail....Haunted House”

July 26th, 2019

I distinctly remember playing Haunted House as a child. I remember the 3 levels and the sounds. I was a monster kid so the theme was perfect. When I got into pinball I knew I had to have this game.   > more...

My pinball collecting story

“My pinball collecting story”

July 11th, 2019

Below is my story of how and what started my collecting of pinball machines. Firstly, I’ll apologise if this is boring to you, I’ll try to make it as interesting as possible. I believe everyone has a unique tale of how they   > more...

Yet Another Hobby...

“Yet Another Hobby...”

July 6th, 2019

I’m of the age that arcades we’re a pinnacle part of growing up. Going to the mall was a special treat on the weekends and I saved up my allowance to buy records and then tapes and then CD’s. The rest of   > more...

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Pinball events

Red River Replay 6

Shreveport, LA (US) September 14, 2019

Stern Army Jurassic Park Launch Party, Monroe MI

Monroe, MI (US) September 14, 2019

Pinball at Mikes!

Auckland, Au (NZ) September 14, 2019

Stern Army Jurassic Park Launch Party

Ferndale, MI (US) September 15, 2019

Pinball Pete's Sunday Funday 2

Ann Arbor, MI (US) September 15, 2019

Pins and Pints

Wolcott, CT (US) September 17, 2019


Ann Arbor, MI (US) September 17, 2019

Pinball Pete's Wonka Launch Party

Ann Arbor, MI (US) September 17, 2019

Bourgogne Game Show - 9ème édition

21320, Pouilly-En-Auxois (FR) September 21—22, 2019

Oktoberfest Beer & Pinball Party with American Pinball!

Chicago, IL (US) September 22, 2019

Pinball news Headlines


For the second game in a row, pre-announcement pictures of Stern Pinball’s latest release have leaked onto the internet before the company can officially launch their new title. Jurassic Park was the first game to be shown in low-resolution images before Stern Pinball made their official announcement several days later. This time, it’s images of …   Read on...


August in the UK means it’s time for our national pinball show held in the familiar surroundings of the Mercure Daventry Court hotel, and Pinball News is here to report live on events across the three days. ‘Familiar’ because we’ve been here before, first in 2010 and 2011 (as the Barcelo Daventry), then again in …   Read on...


Having revealed the production version of their Houdini game in March 2018, American Pinball wasted little time before unveiling the company’s second title in October of the same year. Game Designer, Joe Balcer, had announced the title of game two at the Vancouver Flip-Out Pinball Expo earlier in the year during his seminar. Pinball News …   Read on...


Acronyms. Abbreviations. Call them what you will, they’re still a PITA*. They’re fine if you know what they mean – and let’s face it, nobody wants to keep typing out Creature From The Black Lagoon over and over – but for those times when you don’t know, here is the definitive guide for all the games …   Read on...


The idea began in January 2019 when UK Tournaments head, Martin Ayub, was looking for ways to improve the annual UK Pinball Open and UK Pinball Classic tournaments. These had previously been held as part of a larger national UK show, but restrictions on space, time, machines and building access had made organising two major …   Read on...

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