Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show

Once a year we build the biggest arcade the Northwest has ever seen!

Designated as: Large event (> 100 attending)

-400+ games on freeplay the entire weekend. We bring all our games for you to play - they aren't pulled from the floor early, the freeplay area doesn't have limited hours, and we have a huge team of repair medics that fix problems as they come up. Play all day and night up until closing. There will be lots of rare games, lots of homebrews, and lots of the newest games on the market!

-The venue is a newer, large convention center with mega high ceilings, air conditioning and lots of space, even when it's full, it doesn't feel crowded. It's attached to a brand new Marriot hotel, there are multiple hotels within 3 blocks and we have discounted rates at all them. There is beer and wine onsite and multiple awesome breweries within a few blocks walk of the venue, as well as great restaurants, the Chihuly Glass Museum and the LeMay Car Museum. Tacoma has everything from tiki bars to dive bars and high end dining to diners.

-Show pinball tournaments include the Northwest Women's Championship, the massive Open Matchplay tournament, the Classics Pingolf, the Rookie/Amateur and a Kid's Tournament. There will also be an arcade tournament run by Another Castle Arcade.

-Tech seminars, learn how to fix your games or improve your skills!

-Speakers and panels, details coming in the next few months!


-A Kid's Zone with games specifically designed for or aimed at kids!

-Merch, prizes and swag. There is a prize drawing every evening for an arcade or pinball game. The grand prize on Sunday will be a Stern Godzilla Premium pinball!!!!!!

-Homebrew games, rare games, new games... lots and lots of games! Our show is becoming thee show to debut or bring your homebrew game to, in part because FAST Pinball is local and has a huge set up with their community at the show. Homebrewers come talk shop and show us what you've built!

-There will be 13+ regional satellite pinball tournaments leading up to the show for locals where you can hone your skills and win your way into the show in Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, Bremerton, Renton, Marysville and Edmonds.

-There will be a dozen pinball and arcade repair parties for locals leading up to the show, let's fix your games together, build friendships and network, and bring all of our games to the show! We will haul your games to and from the show if you commit to bring a bunch and we have lots of incentives including weekend passes, tshirts, prize drawing tickets and more.

-Many more details coming soon!

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This is a multi-day event!

  • Friday June 2nd, 2023
    From 12:00 to 23:30
  • Saturday June 3rd, 2023
    From 10:00 to 23:30
  • Sunday June 4th, 2023
    From 09:00 to 15:00


Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Commerce Street 1500
Tacoma, WA US(Look up)

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