Sorry for the delay, so much still going on!
Vic, love the photos. It was great to see you again and see you make a series of really great hits!
So, where I left off, Thursday was almost finished. We all checked out machines for playability, and okorange, who flew out from the Western US, got to meet some of the East Coast bingo folks.
Chad and Len, and Ed were there with new a new bingo guy - (a different Ed). All four are extremely nice folks and they always bring some interesting games. Len brought an absolutely beautiful Ice Frolics and a Sun Valley. The Ice Frolics had a near-perfect glass, and a really beautiful cabinet. There were many people buzzing about the game (it's a hard-to-find title and he had a great price on it for the condition). It stayed until late Saturday and got played quite a bit. More on the gameplay later.
Jim Holder brought his Miss Universe, which played very well.
Jon R. brought a Galaxy(!), which I was curious to see. The moving numbers feature doesn't work like I thought it did, so I was pleased that he brought it. Jon let me know that it was a real challenge to get it going, and he really put a ton of work into it in a short period of time to get it there.
Jeffrey Lawton was there with a Roller Derby for sale. It played great all weekend, of course. Jeffrey is one of the folks that really drew me in to the bingos. Every year he would bring two games by himself and set them up, until we all started bringing games for the Bingo Row.
I brought the Gay Time and the Multi.
Pete brought his Circus Queen (another Magic Screen game like Roller Derby).
So we had two Magic Screen games, a Magic Squares game, a Hold feature game, a Magic Pockets/Lines game, Galaxy (ball return and moving numbers), 24 holes, and a Miss U - 3 balls, 18 holes, moving lines.
Great selection of games, and a great group of people who brought them!
I picked up a small, older game in the flea market and put it in the van. But wait! What's that? I got a text with the photo of the first four in a line winner!
At that point, it was time to sleep.