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(Topic ID: 256934)

How do you prefer to play pinball with friends?


By lpeters82

10 months ago



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    “How do you prefer to play?”

    • 1-Player 16 votes
      42%
    • 2-Player 13 votes
      34%
    • 4-Player 9 votes
      24%

    (38 votes)

    #1 10 months ago

    Let's say you have multiple machines and have three friends over to play some pinball. How do you prefer to play?

    --1-Player Games: Do you want everyone play their own game, so no one is ever waiting.
    --2-Player Games: Do you want to play head-to-head so you have someone to play against, but you're not waiting around forever.
    --4-Player Games: Do you want to everyone to play the same game with a four-player game.

    EDIT: I suppose a 3-Player game would be an option if you there is one person there that no one else likes.

    #2 10 months ago

    4 player dollar games!

    #3 10 months ago

    Depends on the game. If it's a new Stern non one wants to wait around all night to play.
    @ - 2 players might work
    Classic Bally, Stern, EM then everyone can play

    #5 10 months ago

    At my house the games never take long so I prefer as many 4 player games as we can. At the bar we tend to play alone and shoot the shit in between games, sprinkle in the occasional multiplayer game.

    #6 10 months ago

    Pinball is weird... very much game dependent, but I find its most fun to play solo.

    Worst case scenario is trying to play with someone that's a novice. Not so much for me, but for them. The excitement can certainly wear off after a minute of waiting and not know what the hell is going on.

    #7 10 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Drunk and naked.

    That is how you play golf, not pinball!
    you weirdo!

    #8 10 months ago

    4 player, with a whiskey or cognac in hand and a beer on the side to chase....and see where the night goes from there.

    #9 10 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Drunk and naked.

    Damnit Levi you beat me to it.. I saw the thread title and that was my first gut reaction.

    #10 10 months ago

    We mostly play 4 player games at my house but after a few of those we break into 2 player teams and each person mans a flipper. It's a nice change and a lot of fun.

    #11 10 months ago

    What are friends?

    #12 10 months ago

    $5 a game. Single player games or multiplayer.

    $10 on Pit Stop. $5 for score, $5 for laps.

    A special or match earns $1.

    #13 10 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Drunk and naked.

    I want to play at your house

    #14 10 months ago

    This seems how it works.

    Family over for gathering like Thanksgiving, birthday parties etc. It's a free for all they all choose different games. I check in and give them pointers and explain basic rules. I usually don't play.

    Neighbor or neighbors that own pinballs that come over or I go to their house. Mostly we play the same game either 2 -4 players. We might play 3-4 at once and rotate the games as player one, two etc. Kind of like an assembly line.

    #15 10 months ago

    Regardless of who is over (newbies or pinheads), it's a free for all.

    #16 10 months ago

    I think my preferred gameplay is head-to-head. When doing so in non-competition, I find it's a great way to learn a new game. One player can almost act as a spotter. My second option would be 4-player. I don't know why but I tend to play better when playing with friends. I wish that translated to competition, but somehow the nerves seem to get to me.

    #17 10 months ago

    When I'm hosting a party (typically a monthly event), I tend to not play more than a few games with folks. Either they are way better than me, or I am way better than them; plus the distraction of fixing machines (usually just nudge the ball out). Besides, I enjoy seeing other people enjoy the collection just as much as playing.

    When it's just a couple people over? Half and half, play with folks, or play solo, but still in talking distance. Unless I'm playing with n00bs in which case I really don't want to intimidate them.

    #18 10 months ago

    Pinball for me is mostly a solo hobby. When we have parties, I will explain rules and help people.

    But most of the time I just play alone.

    I have many other arcade and redemption games that I play with others but for me pinball is solo.

    #19 10 months ago

    Random draw on machine, 3 machine rotation. 4 players add scores. That way we have 8 players up at a time.

    #20 10 months ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    I want to play at your house

    It is only Levi who is drunk and naked though

    #21 10 months ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    I want to play at your house

    Ummm, OK

    #22 10 months ago

    When they leave and I have $25 in my pocket that I didn't before they got here.

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