Riot Pinball is excited to announce its newest pinball concept – Dead Man’s Hand!
Dead Man’s Hand is a table top, all mechanical, “bingo” style pinball table. It offers convenience and portability for those wanting a new pinball experience without compromising on where to play or giving up precious game room space. The game can be easily stored in a variety of locations or hang on the wall as a piece of art while offering easy access.
The game challenges a wide range of players as they attempt to make the best poker hand possible. Beginners and advanced players alike can compete against one another in this game of finesse and nudging skill; but watch out – don’t get the Dead Man’s Hand! A wide range of alternative games can also be played such as highest single card with one plunge, first person to get the joker, etc.
The design also offers a range of difficulty settings that you can choose before you start playing. The tilt mechanism is a simple, yet effective solution that relies on a pinball held in place by different hole sizes. Change the placement of the ball to change the tilt sensitivity. Nudge the game too much and the ball will fall out of place and you are stuck with the hand you have at the time of the tilt. The game also offers a “Dead Man’s Hand” hole. Depending on the difficulty level, dropping a ball into this hole will either end the game (similar to tilting) or it will just hold the ball and now the best hand must be made with 4 balls.
Riot Pinball will be showcasing Dead Man’s Hand in the Cointaker Booth at the 2017 Chicago Pinball Expo. We will be having a free tournament for all to play starting Friday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and ending on Saturday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.* The individual with the best poker hand after the two days will win a gift certificate for product from Cointaker (with runner up prizes as well).** Additionally, free “Dead Man’s Hand” poker chips will be given away to all those who beat the current best hand at the time.*** Play as many times as you like, however you must return to the back of the line after every play.
I look forward to seeing everyone at EXPO.
* Times may be subject to change. Check in with the Cointaker booth at EXPO for final timing.
** Do not need to be present to win, but must pick up prize with Cointaker before end of EXPO.
*** While supplies last.
Game Specifications: Width: 19.75”, Height: 7.75”, Length: 45.0”
Greg Butcher – CNC prototyping playfield and cabinet
Joe Kace (laseriffic.com) – Laser cutting plastics
Justin Stearns – Providing the artwork for the side of the game
Ps. Yes, Riot Pinball realizes the irony of having a game called Dead Man’s Hand but not having any 8’s on the table to make the famous Aces and Eights hand. So all the smarty pants out there do not need to feel compelled to post about it.
Photos of the prototype game
Poker Chip Give Away