We have many people over at various times of the year, and eventually, we end up in the game room. Most people just play the games without any thought, but the other day was different.
A friend of my wife came over with her 10 year old son. He was excited as he knew we had a game room. When we went down, he didn't just go up and start pounding the flippers. He walked through the game room, looked at each and every pin, looked at all the instruction cards, and then decided what he wanted to play.
As he was playing, his mom asked "how's it going?" His reply was "Good, but I don't fully understand the objectives, so I'm not getting as many points as I could".
I found this to be pretty insightful for a 10 year old (let alone an adult). It was kind of refreshing to see someone who wanted to learn about the game they were playing rather than just hit a ball around the playfield.
Anyway, I thought to myself that this kid gets it. They are fun to play, but there ARE objectives. I thought it was a cool moment, and he became more of a fan of pinball through it.