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Featured story!

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...

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...

A Close Encounter with Pinball

“A Close Encounter with Pinball”

July 21st, 2016

Growing up, very close to the city of Boston (Massachusetts, USA) My father purchased a home-use (not coin op) Pinball machine for my three brothers and I in the late 1970's. I believe it was a Coleco "Champ". My brothers   > more...




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Pinball events

Arcade, Video and Gameroom Expo

Rosemont, IL (United States) August 26—27, 2016

League Super Awesome August Tournament Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH (United States) August 27, 2016

Zanzabar Monthly PinGolf

Louisville, KY (United States) August 28, 2016

Tron LE Tournament

Roy, UT (United States) August 29—October 1, 2016

ArcadeItalia & Pedretti Gaming ArcadeFest

Bagnatica, BG (Array) September 3—4, 2016

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show

Independence , Oh (United States) September 8—10, 2016

European Pinball Championships 2016 Poland

93-457 ?ód? (Poland) September 9—11, 2016

Jerry's Pizza Monthly Tournament, Sept 2016

Wialua, HI (United States) September 10, 2016

Jersey Shore Pinball & Gameroom Show

Lakewood, NJ (United States) September 17, 2016

Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo 2016

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

Pinball news Headlines

KAPOW! STERN ANNOUNCES NEW BATMAN GAME

Despite the many new Batman franchises around, Stern Pinball goes back to the original TV series to celebrate its 50th anniversary in their new Batman 66 game.   Read on...

SUPER SITES SPECIAL: BREWDOG SHEPHERD'S BUSH

The Scottish craft beer chain have embraced pinball at their locations. We find out why and explore their West London bar to enjoy the games, the beer and the food.   Read on...

SUPER SITES SPECIAL: NEO COCKTAIL CLUB

A cocktail bar in Hong Kong not only offers free snacks during happy hour, they also have free pinball, as our roving reporter John discovers.   Read on...

SUPER SITES SPECIAL: MOONWALKER ARCADE

Upstate New York gets another great place to play pinball with Moonwalker Arcade in Vestal. Thirteen machines are joined by classic videos and pool, as Paul Drewry reports.   Read on...

SUPER SITES SPECIAL: FLEX

Munich is a city with many attractions for residents and visitors alike, and for fans of the silver ball the unlikely-looking Flex bar is one of them, as Martin Wiest tells us.   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   >