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How young is to young

By Gumby510

4 years ago


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    #1 4 years ago

    My daughter is now 4 years old, she has been playing for the last year on and off. At first it was painful watching her smash the flippers. Over the last year tho it’s been fun teaching her to watch the ball. This is a quick video we did this evening. Hit and miss with this one.

    #2 4 years ago

    They are never too young for pinball.

    #3 4 years ago

    I love her commentary! My 6 year olds get excited as well when playing.

    #4 4 years ago

    My boy is five and has been playing since three. Getting really good actually. If I get something new working in the garage he can’t get his shoes on fast enough to go out and play test it for me.

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    #5 4 years ago

    that's nice would love some videos, I started her off on my first pin a Shaq attaq. I need to get that game back as she loved trying to make baskets. I have since went down the pin rabbit hole. Deadpool is leaving this weekend and have a Wonka CE on order and a MMRR coming next year. No beating on those flippers haha

    #6 4 years ago

    Here is one more before bed, tried doing Sega Outrun but that was a mess haha.

    #7 4 years ago
    Quoted from Gumby510:

    that's nice would love some videos, I started her off on my first pin a Shaq attaq. I need to get that game back as she loved trying to make baskets. I have since went down the pin rabbit hole. Deadpool is leaving this weekend and have a Wonka CE on order and a MMRR coming next year. No beating on those flippers haha

    Good choices. I would love a wonka someday. Mario looks perfect for the kids!

    My boy loves getting to multiball. He always peeks into the trough and counts how many balls are down there. He really likes our rollergames because his progress in multiball stays from game to game

    #8 4 years ago

    My five year old like to play , both alone and with me. He usually tell our guests what the different pin rules are.

    #9 4 years ago

    My son has been playing since he was five. Really took to it quickly. We like to play together and he's even walked on to league night and done quite well. We play together and have our own game where you get control of the ball on plunge and then once cradled the other person calls the shot you need to make. It's a fun challenge and it's teaching him more control than worrying about the points. He's 8 now and we played in a local tournament a few weeks back. He came in 8th out of 35 or so and won a Ghostbusters Translite. I came in 11th and got nothing lol. He really wanted that first place trophy I'm sure he'll get bored of it one day but right now it's a fun father son activity and has been for a few years.

    This is a particularly brutal monster bash at a local brewery near us.

    #10 4 years ago

    My son started playing at 2 and now is 9 and is damn good. Those young kid reflexes are amazing. Sure they will mash flippers when they start - even tho it drives us nuts there’s no harm to the machine. My son got past that a long time ago and is now mastering advanced techniques like flipper passes.

    #11 4 years ago

    We play a lot of “team” games too. Where I get one flipper he gets the other. The other day we got on my leader board on whirlwind together at like 30m. Kinda surprised because I couldn’t nudge or anything.
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    #12 4 years ago

    I think we should let them be toddlers first and get out of diapers, after that let the fun begin!
    -Mike

    #13 4 years ago

    4 year old George played against me on Jurassic Park during the Space City Pinball Tournament.

    Start them young. They will be the future of pinball.

    #14 4 years ago

    One of my girls is starting to enjoy pinball. She's eight. I took her to a tournament where she finished 2 for 2 in her matches. Unfortunately, we were eventually paired up. I decided that I was going to try my best while also rooting her on. I ended up knocking her out of the tournament.

    #15 4 years ago

    The other option is to hand over the iPad or smartphone to distract them.

    Your way is better!!!

    #16 4 years ago

    Wonderful Video! Adorable!

    I started my kids at 2, but now my 7 month old granddaughter will be here next week and get "exposed". She loves dinosaurs, yells like a raptor, so Ill turn down the volume, and let her see Jurassic Park! Ill Post a pic next week.

    #17 4 years ago

    Of all my grandchildren, Ashton 5 years old, is the only young grandchild who does not whack the flippers. I am showing her how to aim and shot for a certain target or light. She got it!! I will be seeing her this weekend where we will play some pinball!!! She loves it!!!

    #18 4 years ago

    My son started at 2, he has been better than me since he was 14. He loves pinball. I started his older brother at 3. He never plays. So I would say 2.

    #19 4 years ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    They are never too young for pinball.

    If you don't believe the above, then you are more worried about any kid scratching your game(s) than them getting hooked and enjoying what pinball has to offer.

    #20 4 years ago

    At 4, my son could smoke almost anyone on Funhouse and Power Play. Seriously.

    He would laugh at non-pinball players and say ”Don’t they know not to hit the flippers at the same time”

    #21 4 years ago
    Quoted from albummydavis:

    My son could smoke almost anyone on Funhouse.

    I don't care how young or old people are, cigarettes are not allowed anywhere near my games.

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