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I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman.

I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now I only have two things: my friends, and... uh... my pinball machine. Huh? My story? Okay. My first memory of pinball was visiting a tourist attraction in Orlando, Florida called The Mystery Fun House. I truly miss the place, which closed in 2001 and still have many fond memories. The bottom level was a video game arcade and the upper level was loaded with pinball (and a shooting gallery.)   > Read the full story...

Bally's First National SuperShooters Pinball Tournament Playboy Club Chicago - 1978

“Bally's First National SuperShoo...”

March 14th, 2021

Hello everyone, My name is Chris Parra. Pinball is in my blood. Pinball has been in my life ever since I can remeber. I was lucky enough to compete   > Full story...

A long time ago in a galaxy, wait, what?

“A long time ago in a galaxy, wai...”

March 13th, 2021

When I was younger pinball switched from EM machines to the early SS Classics, like Eight Ball Deluxe, Meteor, Firepower, Blackout and Flash Gordon. I tended to go to   > Full story...

Lazarus Ball

“Lazarus Ball”

March 11th, 2021

A year ago, school stopped. No one could have foreseen optional classes taught remotely, the cancellation of state testing, and a virtual graduation to close out the school   > Full story...

It Started With a Camping Trip

“It Started With a Camping Trip”

February 23rd, 2021

It All Started With A Camping Trip My story, like many of you, all started back when I was a child. I was a 90s kid. Born in 1990, I grew   > Full story...

The ad said

“The ad said”

February 2nd, 2021

My wife and I made the three hour journey to see this "pristine" Time Warp.  "It's in the basement and it hasn't been turned on since we put   > Full story...

I'm addicted and I can't stop!!!

“I'm addicted and I can't stop!!!”

January 20th, 2021

My parents had a few Pinball machines at home when I was a young teenager - a Taxi and some other machine that I can't recall the name   > Full story...

my first pinball

“my first pinball”

January 17th, 2021

I was living in a student house, while i was no student any more, around 1987 in Valkenswaard. My fellow housemate, had a pinball machine on his back in the   > Full story...

After years of dancing around it, I finally fell into the rabbit hole...

“After years of dancing around it...”

January 16th, 2021

As long as I can remember, I've been intrigued by pinball.   Never super into it, but whenever I would come across one I would play it.   I never   > Full story...

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Hey everybody. here is my story of how i started ...

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338 upvotes robin

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