My Early Pinball Years

My current lineup represents the era I grew up in, the 80's.  Having been born in the 70's it wasn't until the early 80's when true memories began to form.  This was around the time people used to drive around in vans with the fantasy air brushed paint on the side, trans am's with sword and sorcerer paintings on the hoods etc....  Back when smoking in malls and arcades was normal...  Was I old enough to enjoy any of those   > Read the full story...



How we met Jolly

“How we met Jolly”

March 3rd, 2023

Having a random look at Marktplaats.nl, a dutch Marketplace, I stumbled across an add for a affordable Pinball machine. Showed it to the misses, reaction : Hmm, looks nice.   > Full story...

Pinball Addict since KOA Rec Rm 1974

“Pinball Addict since KOA Rec Rm ...”

March 1st, 2023

 When I was 7 years old my father would get 2 weeks off from Campbell Hausfeld Foundry in Harrison, Ohio to go on vacation and we always traveled   > Full story...


A Month of Pinball Fever

“A Month of Pinball Fever”

February 15th, 2023

What's a good combination to not have much pinball around? How about being born in the mid 2000s in a rural area? The nearest big city is about   > Full story...

Origins

“Origins”

February 13th, 2023

I think the first pinball machine I ever played was at a laundromat in N. Michigan. I couldnt tell you what it was but it only cost $.10   > Full story...


My first time owning a pinball!

“My first time owning a pinball!”

February 12th, 2023

Growing up, my dad was an avid collector of arcade games. Eventually one Christmas he bought a sega star wars pinball for the home arcade. That was a   > Full story...

What’s special about “special when lite “

“What’s special about “specia...”

February 11th, 2023

It was kinda strange walking into my Dads office /warehouse,I remember total darkness,when finally my Dad hit the light switches,and there I stood a 7year old ,surrounded by   > Full story...


Pinball and me

“Pinball and me”

February 8th, 2023

When I look back on my early life the only constant was that I was playing pinball. I first discovered pinball at The View on Lake Wissota at probably   > Full story...

My intro to pinball

“My intro to pinball”

January 31st, 2023

It was about six years ago when my brother called me up because somebody had a pinball for sale. Not just any pin, but a blast from our   > Full story...


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