(Topic ID: 231922)

Do Your Grandkids Dig Your Pins?-With Poll

By wolverinetuner

2 years ago


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    “Have your pins made you a popular grandparent?”

    • Yes 66 votes
      51%
    • No 63 votes
      49%

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    #1 2 years ago

    Hey all you pinside grandparents! My wife and I will soon become grandparents for the first time, our daughter is expecting in June. I was wondering if my pins will make me a popular grampa or not so much. Have your pins made you a popular grandparent?

    #2 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

    No grandkids that I am aware of/descended from me at this time. The pins have made me very popular with the nephews though. . .

    #3 2 years ago

    Thanks, TractorDoc.

    I also just thought of a potential blood-line factor. Of our 4 kids, the mother-to-be plays my pins the most! Maybe the right gene will pass down!

    #4 2 years ago

    Any pinsider grandparents with experience out there?

    #5 2 years ago

    I'll echo TD a bit, except for me it's my nieces. They seem to enjoy playing when they visit.

    #6 2 years ago

    Bump post.

    #7 2 years ago

    I have 2 Grandkids. 10 and 12 years old. Yes they enjoy the pins. They also like the old arcade games. Right now they play Earthshaker the most.

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    #8 2 years ago

    My 8 year old grandson rekindled my love of pinball
    last year when he said he wanted to go to Louisville
    arcade expo and he played for 4 hours straight. Sold
    most of my arcades and replaced them with pins and
    Even bought a Gotg pro. I have him to thank and it's
    something we share together.

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    #9 2 years ago

    I had this picture of grandkids jumping with joy at the prospect of coming to play grampa's pins, but the vote so far is 2 yes, 4 no.

    However, Sputnik and lowbeau67, you've given me hope!

    #10 2 years ago

    My grandkids prefer to play in order of interest: Xbox, arcades, dome hockey, foosball, darts...and then pinball.

    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from BudManPinFan:

    My grandkids prefer to play in order of interest: Xbox

    I can hear it now... “No thanks, grampa, I have pinball on my Xbox. It's the same thing.”

    #12 2 years ago

    Of the three grand kids here in the States, the 8 year-old boy has moved on to Pokemon (ugh).
    The other two are twin identical girls.

    Of those, the one will play if bored with anything else - the other is a polar opposite, and can't wait to play.

    (She began early-on to mimic my words of "UGH! Drats!" when it goes SDTM.
    Now every game, it's pretty funny seeing her head tilt back as her eyes find the ceiling when she groans that, LOL).

    'Your training is complete, when you can snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper.'

    #13 2 years ago

    Grandkids are really not interested age 8 soon to be 9 , 7 and 2 and a half. They play with the boxes I have that had with new pins though.

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from twoplays25c:

    Your training is complete, when you can snatch the pebble from my hand, grasshopper.'

    Card game, artificial mindless screen interaction, or thrilling challenge involving actual gravity and physics...Can you choose wisely?

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from indybru:

    Grandkids are really not interested age 8 soon to be 9 , 7 and 2 and a half. They play with the boxes I have that had with new pins though.

    The only boxes I could offer from pinball would be from orders from Steve Young!

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    #16 2 years ago

    Absolutely enthralled by the experience:

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    #17 2 years ago

    Our grandson is 5 and can’t wait to play a few games when he comes over.

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    #18 2 years ago

    Thanks for all the pics. I am hopeful again that I'm set up for excited grandkids!

    #19 2 years ago

    However, the vote is 6 yes, 9 no.

    #20 2 years ago

    While my two year old grandson can't play yet, he enjoys watching and can push the lockdown bar button.

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    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bortino:

    While my two year old grandson can't play yet, he enjoys watching and can push the lockdown bar button.

    Looks like he'll be drop catching soon. He probably already has the bounce pass down-pat already!

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    #22 2 years ago

    pinball,pop,and ice cream till you puke....you bet your ass im a star with my grandkids!

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    #23 2 years ago

    Wow, belairejoe, great pics and what a set-up! THAT's the kind of response from grandkids I was hoping for!

    #24 2 years ago

    thanks.we store kids paint stuff and games under booths.very kid friendly until 9pm.this an older photo

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    #25 2 years ago

    she loves my pinball shed...

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    #26 2 years ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    she loves my pinball shed...

    Great photo! I'm really liking the photo gallery on this thread!

    #27 2 years ago

    The vote is currently yes 12, no 16. Any more pinside grandparents want to weigh in?

    #28 2 years ago

    My Grandkids will be here next weekend. I will let them post why they like pinball.

    #29 2 years ago

    Fantastic setup belairjoe! Anyone can collect a bunch of pins but putting it all together in an environment where people want to hang out, now that’s a lot more challenging! The booths add a lot to the feel of the place. Great job - your family is very lucky

    #30 2 years ago

    I like to think of myself as an awesome “Gramps” that is made awesomer by the Gameroom I provide to my Granddaughter and soon to arrive Grandson.

    Congrats to OP on becoming a Grandfather!

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    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballdad1961:

    I like to think of myself as an awesome “Gramps” that is made awesomer by the Gameroom I provide to my Granddaughter and soon to arrive Grandson.

    Sounds like you'll have to expand your pin collection!

    #32 2 years ago

    My gameroom has six pins. I have many grandchildren (13). I have found the children that understand you have to "hit" the silver ball can play my pins", whatever their age. Some just flip the flippers which drives me crazy. I showed one of my grandchildren, Ashton, how to hit the ball with the flippers. Wow she got IT immediately. She is 5 years old. Some of the other grandchildren do not want to learn. or do not understand ------5-8 years of age. Play more pinball

    #33 2 years ago

    Love coming home from work and hearing my games going ! My grandkids love them all

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    #34 2 years ago

    Im not a grandparent, but my 3yr old mostly plays when she is at my parents house with my dad. Rarely does she want to play here, but she fires up metallica herself and gets the chair and starts playing with him every time she goes over lol

    #35 2 years ago

    i helped some one clean up one of those shuffle bowlers in november and could not believe the time and interest this game had with the crew.no need for me to test finished game as the grandkids played 75 games in 4 days and loved it!.nice photos by all who post!

    #36 2 years ago

    Yep, still popular with the nephews. I'm the tall one.

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    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:Yep, still popular with the nephews. I'm the tall one.

    Hey, TD, looks like the player height requirement goes up each next game to the right. Nice pic! Growing the next new generation of pinsiders!

    #38 2 years ago

    The vote is now leaning positive, 20 yes, 19 no!

    #39 2 years ago

    They enjoy playing them now and then and when they do, they lose interest after about 30 minutes.

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    #40 2 years ago

    Wow that's a cool room! Those kids are so lucky and the little dude on stool has great taste!

    #41 2 years ago

    What’s with the Revenge from Mars in the ceiling?

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from CNKay:

    Wow that's a cool room! Those kids are so lucky and the little dude on stool has great taste!

    Well he isn’t that far past the tit, makes sense to me

    #43 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    They enjoy playing them now and then and when they do, they lose interest after about 30 minutes.
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    I love the carpet!

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from lancestorm:

    Well he isn’t that far past the tit...

    Are any of us?

    #45 2 years ago

    Looks like they can always get change!

    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    They enjoy playing them now and then and when they do, they lose interest after about 30 minutes.
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    Bryan has a secret game in the ceiling.

    #47 2 years ago

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    another one

    #48 2 years ago

    Looks like a two-player game going there! I really like the concentration she's showing.

    #49 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballdad1961:

    What’s with the Revenge from Mars in the ceiling?

    It's my exploded view of an AFM. It doesn't show the sides, bottom and the coin door. It also has a normal power switch that turns on the lights in the coin door. Everything had to be custom made to fit a 2 X 4 or 2 X 2 ceiling tile space.

    #50 2 years ago

    The yeses still have it at 25 to 22.

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