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Home pins - what are your house rules?


By NPO

8 years ago



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    #6 8 years ago

    I've got a small roulette wheel in my game room. It's got two balls in it. Everyone that plays is required to choose a number. Whenever a ball is 'stuck' and the machine needs to be wiggled a bit to get it out, we spin the wheel. If the wheel lands on your number, you go to the fridge, grab a beer, and finish it ... immediately.

    I've got a Skateball that likes to get balls stuck under its upper flippers and on top of the upper lanes. Plus the playfield is blown out to the wood in spots, so it's really dirty. I've also got a SFII that get's balls stuck in the Ken/Ryu and Zangief loops every once in a while.

    Also, balls that get stuck but come back during a 'ball search' are counted as balls earning a spin of the wheel.

    Needless to say, it's not everyone's favorite rule.

    #7 8 years ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    So here's one I didn't see - hope I'm not re-posting.
    What rules do you have for visitors when it comes to playing your pins?
    Now, come on, don't try "I have no rules..!" lines . We have rules, or there wouldn't be any "drink holders" for sale at pinballife or bay area amusements ....
    I'll go first, since I haven't almost had anyone over yet ._.
    1. There's a reason the pins have drink holders -___-.
    2. No Death Saves, even if it's a DE machine. I don't care if DE machines grant you a reward for doing it - not in my home.
    3. You play all three balls - none of this "my first ball sucked" junk . I treat it as if I was playing a game on location outside of someone's home. If I put 50 cents in, I wouldn't put another 50 cents in just to go back to ball one - I'd play all three.
    I'm sure there's more, but those are what I got right off the bat. What about everyone else, what are your big no-nos ?
    And if you're wondering, no, I don't break my own rules. My fiancee won't get away with it either, so yeah, anyone who comes over and thinks the rules don't apply to them will have a nice big check signed by "reality" given to them .

    Awesome thread idea, btw.

    #10 8 years ago
    Quoted from Dewey68:

    tonymiddendorf said:If the wheel lands on your number, you go to the fridge, grab a beer, and finish it ... immediately.
    Sounds like fun, but can we substitute a shot for the beer? I get so full on beer.

    Yessir!

    That would be BYOB though- I can't handle the hard stuff.

    #73 8 years ago
    Quoted from 6S3NC3:

    This is not my job and I had plenty of beer b4 you showed up.

    love it!

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