(Topic ID: 231922)

Do Your Grandkids Dig Your Pins?-With Poll


By wolverinetuner

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 19 days ago by wolverinetuner
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    “Have your pins made you a popular grandparent?”

    • Yes 57 votes
      51%
    • No 54 votes
      49%

    (111 votes)

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    #101 4 months ago
    Quoted from fanuminski:

    first grandchild - Brooklyn - is just 11+ weeks old now and I can't wait to get her to play/see the pins. I have a pitch and bat
    I'm working on now that I figure will be easiest to play at the beginning. I plan on getting a baby harness for her hang in front
    while I play. I guess I can't vote in the poll till I see how she likes them! I've got an extra Sing Along that I plan
    on giving to my son so that she can play at home... unless he gets too lazy to play it with her (ha! Millennials ...too much Xbox/PS )

    OK - first baby "pin party" Brooklyn 7 months old now and picked up a baby harness. Kept her quiet for a while anyway -lol

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    #102 4 months ago

    Well I’m not old enough for grandkids although technically I probably am (oh sh!t). Anyway my kids aren’t even interested. Oh well.

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    #103 3 months ago
    Quoted from fanuminski:

    OK - first baby "pin party" Brooklyn 7 months old now and picked up a baby harness. Kept her quiet for a while anyway -lol[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    I apologize for the delay in responding, but I didn’t realize the thread had reached the next page until today.

    Way to get Brooklyn familiar with pins! My wife sometimes holds our now 6-month old granddaughter near me while I’m playing a pin, and she seems to like the lights and chimes. Once in a while her eyes will even follow the ball.

    #104 3 months ago
    Quoted from GPS:

    Well I’m not old enough for grandkids although technically I probably am (oh sh!t). Anyway my kids aren’t even interested. Oh well.

    But if your kids have kids, then you get a whole new chance to get young ones interested, in a different, but very cool relationship. I’ve found grandparenting to be a great gig. I get to relive the joys of parenting without hardly any of the responsibility! And my granddaughter can’t even talk yet!

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    #105 75 days ago

    Seven months old, and now she can follow the ball!

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    #106 74 days ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

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

    "Mom, can we go to the pinball expo?"
    "That's expensive Johhny, we have pinball at home!"

    Pinball at home:

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    #107 74 days ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    "Mom, can we go to the pinball expo?"
    "That's expensive Johhny, we have pinball at home!"
    Pinball at home:[quoted image]

    Yeah, and you can even probably shoot pool and go bowling with that at home too. Who needs to ever leave that table to do anything?

    #108 74 days ago

    Started Mine at 8 Months....She was trying to grab the Ball and T Rex through the Glass.

    A Mousin is going to them in a few months as her Pinball "Training Wheels".
    Her Mom and Dad are I are working on a way for her to play.
    I expect her by two, to be running around yelling, "Do You want to Mouse Around!"
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    #109 73 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Started Mine at 8 Months....She was trying to grab the Ball and T Rex through the Glass.
    A Mousin is going to them in a few months as her Pinball "Training Wheels".
    Her Mom and Dad are I are working on a way for her to play.
    I expect her by two, to be running around yelling, "Do You want to Mouse Around!"
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    You are the man with a plan! Thanks for sharing!

    #110 73 days ago

    Took my grandkids to AWOL today and they found a quarter left in a machine. It was the highlight for my youngest 2years old. My 4 year old just liked to play vid shooting game and look at JP pro. Small win for me lol.

    #111 73 days ago
    Quoted from HOOKED:

    Took my grandkids to AWOL today and they found a quarter left in a machine. It was the highlight for my youngest 2years old. My 4 year old just liked to play vid shooting game and look at JP pro. Small win for me lol.

    Sounds like some you’ve led them to some early positive thoughts about pinball!

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    #112 51 days ago

    she's almost 10 months now... just getting a bit heavier to carry lol

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    #113 38 days ago
    Quoted from fanuminski:

    she's almost 10 months now... just getting a bit heavier to carry lol[quoted image]

    Sorry, missed the post. Looks like she’s interested in the gameplay. But I think fairly soon you’re going to need a different system for holding her up the way she’s growing, or maybe a back brace!

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    #114 20 days ago

    Any grandkids coming over to play pinball for something to do with so many public venues closed? Any grandparents having this experience? (My granddaughter is now 9 months old, so she’s not quite able to play mine yet.)

    #115 20 days ago

    I can't even get my twin 17 year old boys to play, even with titles like Deadpool and Ghostbusters. If they do play, its usually only a game or two and they always leave the third ball of the second game sitting in the shooter lane.

    Consider yourself very blessed. I can only pray that when they have kids, thier children will have a greater interest in the silver ball and my collection.

    #116 19 days ago
    Quoted from WolfManCat:

    I can't even get my twin 17 year old boys to play, even with titles like Deadpool and Ghostbusters. If they do play, its usually only a game or two and they always leave the third ball of the second game sitting in the shooter lane.
    Consider yourself very blessed. I can only pray that when they have kids, thier children will have a greater interest in the silver ball and my collection.

    My granddaughter’s mom (i.e., my daughter) likes to play my pins and even came with me to a pinball show once. Hopefully that gene made it to my granddaughter!

    #117 19 days ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    My granddaughter’s mom (i.e., my daughter) likes to play my pins and even came with me to a pinball show once. Hopefully that gene made it to my granddaughter!

    I find it can skip a generation....My Grandfather invented Coin Op Machines, around 1915-1917, overseas.
    My father couldnt care. My son played when he was little, but not now. Now my grandaughter pictured above, Loves to watch the video of her sitting on JP, and grabbing the Dino!
    I cant wait to see her try again!

    #118 19 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I find it can skip a generation....My Grandfather invented Coin Op Machines, around 1915-1917, overseas.
    My father couldnt care. My son played when he was little, but not now. Now my grandaughter pictured above, Loves to watch the video of her sitting on JP, and grabbing the Dino!
    I cant wait to see her try again!

    Wow, I’m impressed! Coin Op itself is in your bloodline! Maybe this new generation will be the one to pick up on pins again.

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