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How many machines do i need?

By Prodoshi

6 months ago

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    #51 6 months ago

    4 is the correct answer This is a bare minimum for variety. I typically have between 10 - 12 but find with that many, I don't play some of them as often as I should. However, I think a very comfortable number is 8 because as anyone in this hobby knows - there is always something breaking so you can assume you will always have something unplayable.

    Seriously though, you will have to collect for a while until you determine the right number for you.

    #52 6 months ago
    Quoted from Jmckune:

    The limit does not exist.

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    #53 6 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

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    I was hoping someone would get the reference lol!

    #54 6 months ago

    I am fine tuning my pinball machines. I am trying to have different designers representative. I have Steve Kirk, Keith Elwin, Dennis Norman, John Papaduk, (spelling?), Steve Richie, Mark Ritchie, George Gomez, Brian Eddy, John Tredeau, ect. I find even my most favorite designer has a tendency to repeat and repeat.. Have a wide assortment of designers keeps me interested.

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    #56 6 months ago

    Until there's no room left.

    #57 6 months ago

    I was pretty happy at 5. I joined a pinball league that requires you to have 6 to host league night at your house, so I added another one and now have 6. I also have 5 video arcade games. I agree with what others have said, I now have 6, put I’m currently looking for that +1. The most I’ve ever owned at once was 9.

    #58 6 months ago

    Easy question, all of them.

    #59 6 months ago

    You will always need one more that you already have

    #60 6 months ago

    The answer of course depends on the OP's spouse, available space, bank
    account and preferences.

    My approach is a bit different from most as I'm into the history and
    development of pins over the years. As a result I have games built
    as early as 1931 and well into the 1990's. And everything in between. Its a kick to play a
    mechanical pinball machine with real pins (nails) then play ST:TNG.
    Don't think I've ever been bored with my pins.

    #61 6 months ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    We just hit 20, and I've "almost" got them all working. We're holding off for a little while to see if we can keep this many going. . Our game room is a former bank lobby in an 1887 stone and brick building. Stop by sometime![quoted image]

    what a great looking space! love it.

    #62 6 months ago

    There is really only one limiting factor in pinball money. You can fix this stumbling block this space issue is no longer a problem. Start small then some day realize you to can run a pinball museum.

    #63 6 months ago

    3 to 6 games buying one new game a year

    #64 6 months ago

    "Need" - 0
    "want" - 99999999divorce99999

    #65 6 months ago

    Impossible to pick a perfect number, just like lays potato chips, "you can't have just one". lol

    #66 6 months ago

    As many as my wife allows. Two rooms plus the rotating overflow in the garage.

    Never sold a game in 30 years and would regret selling one.

    #67 6 months ago
    Quoted from ioSFX:

    Never sold a game in 30 years and would regret selling one

    I applaud your devotion sir! I've kept my 1st pin "Star Race" for over 20yrs and will never let go of it.

    #68 6 months ago

    I’ve had around 30 titles come and go.

    Ideally 3 would be enough but drugs.

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