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Massachusetts pinball owners and enthusiasts club


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    #201 1 year ago
    Quoted from deluge:

    Hate to be late to the party but my wife and I moved out here to Western Mass from our Chicago pinball mecca and I've been starved to get back into some play, league, anything pinball related.

    If you're in the Pioneer Valley, try Mystic Pinball in Turners Falls.
    https://www.mysticpinball.com/

    And mark your calendar for Pintastic New England, June 28-30, 2018.
    https://pintasticnewengland.com/
    .................David Marston

    #202 1 year ago
    Quoted from deluge:

    Hate to be late to the party but my wife and I moved out here to Western Mass from our Chicago pinball mecca and I've been starved to get back into some play, league, anything pinball related. I do not know how active this group/thread still is but thought it couldn't hurt to introduce myself.
    Currently gameless at the moment but on the hunt!

    Welcome! There is a couple nice places to play in Boston. Closer to you is games underground at the Natick Mall. Flattop Johnny's hold tournaments once a week.

    #203 1 year ago
    Quoted from deluge:

    Hate to be late to the party but my wife and I moved out here to Western Mass from our Chicago pinball mecca and I've been starved to get back into some play, league, anything pinball related. I do not know how active this group/thread still is but thought it couldn't hurt to introduce myself.
    Currently gameless at the moment but on the hunt!

    how far West ? NEPL finals http://nepl.org/ will be at "The Sanctum" in Connecticut http://tothesanctum.org/ not sure exactly when next season will start

    Quoted from dmarston:

    If you're in the Pioneer Valley, try Mystic Pinball in Turners Falls.
    https://www.mysticpinball.com/
    And mark your calendar for Pintastic New England, June 28-30, 2018.
    https://pintasticnewengland.com/
    .................David Marston

    I need to check out Mystic Pinball when I visit my brother about 20 minutes away from there !!!

    #204 1 year ago

    Thanks for the warm welcome, folks!

    I had no idea there was a pinball only spot in Turner Falls (which is a very reasonable distance from me). I've been drooling over the spots closer to Boston/Cambridge but know they are too far for me to get out to on the regular with a missus and a very little one at home.

    Well, here's hoping I'll bump elbows with some of you shortly. Now that we are a bit settled into our house I will hopefully be able to start building a lineup and having people come over for a play; I hope Western Mass isn't too far for a little impromptu tournament some weekend.

    -DML

    P.S. I know I'm a little late to the thread but I have a fond place in my heart for SOF; it was the first game I ever bet paper money on and then cleaned all the bills off with my high score.

    #205 1 year ago

    HELLO guys ! just found this place here and hope I can get back playing pinball...
    My location ( Northborough - MA )

    btw I'm looking for a cocktail style pinball called COSMIC WARS by coffee_mat dated 1978
    Email me with any information If you know someone or have seen this game .THANKS

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    #206 1 year ago

    Bang back was selling sof a few weeks ago. Idk if he still has it.

    #207 1 year ago

    Thought I would chime in myself, recently got into pinball as a hobby, managed to get myself to A4cade, Flat Top Johnny's and the Springdale brewery as well as a few places in Seattle when I was out that way for work. Looking to get myself a NIB pin for the basement and wondered if anyone had any recommendations of a good distributor for up in Mass?

    #208 1 year ago
    Quoted from chrisntr:

    Thought I would chime in myself, recently got into pinball as a hobby, managed to get myself to A4cade, Flat Top Johnny's and the Springdale brewery as well as a few places in Seattle when I was out that way for work. Looking to get myself a NIB pin for the basement and wondered if anyone had any recommendations of a good distributor for up in Mass?

    chrisntr, Automated Services is the Distributor I use. They are in Milford, CT and fairly local to you in Arlington. I've saved shipping costs by driving down to their facility to pick up my machines. I'll be driving down a gain soon, hopefully, to pick-up my Attack From Mars Remake! Mike and the folks in the office have been very friendly and helpful.

    http://www.automatedservicesllc.com/

    #209 1 year ago
    Quoted from chrisntr:

    Thought I would chime in myself, recently got into pinball as a hobby, managed to get myself to A4cade, Flat Top Johnny's and the Springdale brewery as well as a few places in Seattle when I was out that way for work. Looking to get myself a NIB pin for the basement and wondered if anyone had any recommendations of a good distributor for up in Mass?

    What game were you thinking of getting? I just ordered a nib Metallica. Most stern distributors do free shipping. And if you buy out of state, you don't pay sales tax. Tilt amusements is good too. Just call around to a few places.

    #210 1 year ago
    Quoted from chrisntr:

    Thought I would chime in myself, recently got into pinball as a hobby, managed to get myself to A4cade, Flat Top Johnny's and the Springdale brewery as well as a few places in Seattle when I was out that way for work. Looking to get myself a NIB pin for the basement and wondered if anyone had any recommendations of a good distributor for up in Mass?

    I'm Mike, the former owner of Lanes and Games Arcade in Cambridge. I also help maintain the pins at A4Cade and Flat Top Johhnys. I'll be glad to help you out with a new Stern. I set up and deliver personally. I sell at the Stern allowed minimum price. Thanks,
    Mike
    978-317-8032

    #211 1 year ago
    Quoted from chrisntr:

    Looking to get myself a NIB pin for the basement and wondered if anyone had any recommendations of a good distributor for up in Mass?

    Quoted from Pinballmike217:

    I'm Mike, the former owner of Lanes and Games Arcade in Cambridge. I also help maintain the pins at A4Cade and Flat Top Johhnys. I'll be glad to help you out with a new Stern. I set up and deliver personally. I sell at the Stern allowed minimum price. Thanks,
    Mike
    978-317-8032

    I've bought from Pinballmike, and I can attest that he is great to deal with. Really friendly and helpful.

    I also bought a JJP game from Mike at Automated in CT. Similarly great experience.

    Those are two of the best distributors in the area IMO.

    #212 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinballmike217:

    I'm Mike, the former owner of Lanes and Games Arcade in Cambridge. I also help maintain the pins at A4Cade and Flat Top Johhnys. I'll be glad to help you out with a new Stern. I set up and deliver personally. I sell at the Stern allowed minimum price. Thanks,
    Mike
    978-317-8032

    Awesome, this sounds like just what I'd need for getting my first pin. I'll give you a call in the next few days.

    Looking to get Ghostbusters Premium, aware of some of the issues that people have raised with it but managed to play each of the different versions and each one has been a blast!

    Thanks again for the quick response too!

    ChrisNTR

    #213 1 year ago

    Pinball selfie tournament is on at Game Underground Natick Mall! Let show them that we mean business and show up to compete! Remember their is a great deal on tokens for $20 you get 100 tokens that's 20 tokens free!!!! You need to go up to the counter and ask for the deal. Great lineup of games and if you want me to add x men le and maybe more we need to flood those coin slots!

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    #214 1 year ago
    Quoted from dannunz:

    Pinball selfie tournament is on at Game Underground Natick Mall! Let show them that we mean business and show up to compete! Remember their is a great deal on tokens for $20 you get 100 tokens that's 20 tokens free!!!! You need to go up to the counter and ask for the deal. Great lineup of games and if you want me to add x men le and maybe more we need to flood those coin slots!

    Love the lineup and would be great to add more. Seems like a bad opto under vengeance... or something with the drop target.

    #215 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rascal_H:

    Love the lineup and would be great to add more. Seems like a bad opto under vengeance... or something with the drop target.

    The opto was not soldered in well. It's fixed now. That one had me stumped for a bit but I got it fixed.

    #216 1 year ago

    Hey folks,

    Pinball noob here but have been playing a lot recently. This summer it's turned into an obsession as I have been going to barcades and playing almost every weekend. I am also currently shopping around for my first pin and thinking of joining a league to meet some like minded people.

    Anyways, I found this thread and just wanted to say hello o/

    #217 1 year ago
    Quoted from chaosrooster:

    Hey folks,
    Pinball noob here but have been playing a lot recently. This summer it's turned into an obsession as I have been going to barcades and playing almost every weekend. I am also currently shopping around for my first pin and thinking of joining a league to meet some like minded people.
    Anyways, I found this thread and just wanted to say hello o/

    a new season of NEPL is beginning Early September http://nepl.org/

    also Welcome to Pinside \o

    #218 1 year ago

    I am pretty sure I came across NEPL before. I will look further into it. Thanks!

    #219 1 year ago
    Quoted from chaosrooster:

    This summer it's turned into an obsession

    Welcome to the jungle we got fun and games
    We got everything you want honey, we know the names
    We are the people that can find whatever you may need
    If you got the money honey we got your disease

    #220 1 year ago
    Quoted from markp99:

    chrisntr, Automated Services is the Distributor I use. They are in Milford, CT and fairly local to you in Arlington. I've saved shipping costs by driving down to their facility to pick up my machines. I'll be driving down a gain soon, hopefully, to pick-up my Attack From Mars Remake! Mike and the folks in the office have been very friendly and helpful.
    http://www.automatedservicesllc.com/

    I just bought a machine from them on Friday and it was a great experience. No issues. Good Price. Friendly staff. I recommend!

    #221 1 year ago
    Quoted from chrisntr:

    Awesome, this sounds like just what I'd need for getting my first pin. I'll give you a call in the next few days.
    Looking to get Ghostbusters Premium, aware of some of the issues that people have raised with it but managed to play each of the different versions and each one has been a blast!
    Thanks again for the quick response too!
    ChrisNTR

    Hey Chris, I look forward to speaking with you. Thanks!

    #222 1 year ago
    Quoted from deluge:

    Hate to be late to the party but my wife and I moved out here to Western Mass from our Chicago pinball mecca and I've been starved to get back into some play, league, anything pinball related. I do not know how active this group/thread still is but thought it couldn't hurt to introduce myself.
    Currently gameless at the moment but on the hunt!

    looks like Mystic Pinball had been on vacation , I'm gonna try & check 'em out tomorrow
    https://www.mysticpinball.com/hours-location-1

    1 week later
    #223 1 year ago

    Since no one beat me to it, went to Mystic Pinball last night and had a grand time! Mark, the owner, is a good guy, machines play and are maintained, and it's a cool atmosphere with just pinball and no tvs or a bar.

    Mark is also working on feeling out interest for a league (ask for the sign-up if you go or I can forward names to him).

    My best for the night was 135330 on Wizard if anyone wants to try and top it; I'll owe you a beer.

    It is a quick drive for me so if anyone is heading out I'd love to join for a little friendly completion or play for a few bucks.

    #224 1 year ago
    Quoted from deluge:

    Since no one beat me to it, went to Mystic Pinball last night and had a grand time! Mark, the owner, is a good guy, machines play and are maintained, and it's a cool atmosphere with just pinball and no tvs or a bar.
    Mark is also working on feeling out interest for a league (ask for the sign-up if you go or I can forward names to him).
    My best for the night was 135330 on Wizard if anyone wants to try and top it; I'll owe you a beer.
    It is a quick drive for me so if anyone is heading out I'd love to join for a little friendly completion or play for a few bucks.

    I didn't make it there while visiting my brother, took an afternoon nap and woke up a half hour before they closed, he posts his business hours on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mysticpinballma/

    the upcoming NEPL is about to start, I don't know who exactly to contact or how all that is implemented but they do facebook as well https://www.facebook.com/groups/mynepl/

    many place have local tournaments as well like at Flat Top Johnny's in Boston http://www.flattopjohnnys.com/ & Jim's Wheelhouse in NH http://www.jimswheelhouse.com/

    #225 1 year ago
    Quoted from chas10e:

    I didn't make it there while visiting my brother, took an afternoon nap and woke up a half hour before they closed, he posts his business hours on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mysticpinballma/
    the upcoming NEPL is about to start, I don't know who exactly to contact or how all that is implemented but they do facebook as well https://www.facebook.com/groups/mynepl/
    many place have local tournaments as well like at Flat Top Johnny's in Boston http://www.flattopjohnnys.com/ & Jim's Wheelhouse in NH http://www.jimswheelhouse.com/

    Yeah, the hours are a bit hard to track but it seems he is pretty consistent on a Friday night, most of Saturday afternoon and night, and Sunday afternoon schedule. If loads of people were going to come out for a league night or etc. he may be convinced to open specially.

    In regards to NEPL, isn't it about to start any day now? Do you think it is too late to get Mystic in as a site?

    #226 1 year ago
    Quoted from chas10e:

    I didn't make it there while visiting my brother, took an afternoon nap and woke up a half hour before they closed, he posts his business hours on facebook https://www.facebook.com/mysticpinballma/
    the upcoming NEPL is about to start, I don't know who exactly to contact or how all that is implemented but they do facebook as well https://www.facebook.com/groups/mynepl/
    many place have local tournaments as well like at Flat Top Johnny's in Boston http://www.flattopjohnnys.com/ & Jim's Wheelhouse in NH http://www.jimswheelhouse.com/

    An email was just sent out with the schedule and all of the detail. If you join the Yahoo group, Boston Pinball Association, you'll receive updates, for-sale posts, etc.

    #227 1 year ago

    League starts at flat top Johnny's Tuesday September 12th at 7:30. And we go every Tuesday for eight weeks in this location

    #228 1 year ago

    Western Massachusetts pinball in the house!

    2 weeks later
    #229 1 year ago

    Pinball Tournament THIS SUNDAY Sept 24th at Flat Top Johnny's in Cambridge starting at 4pm (please arrive before 4pm to register). $5 entry, 100% goes to prize pool (top 3 get paid out) IFPA points awarded

    This is a 3 Strike Group Knockout tournament on perfect playing machines including the new Stern Star Wars, MoonWalking Dead, Addams Family, Aerosmith, Game Of Thrones, and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/137972573476314

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    #230 1 year ago

    Have been going over to Mystic Pinball (Turner Falls, MA) and been speaking with the owner. He is very interested in getting a league started and also being part of NEPL. I have a meeting this week with him and some other local folks that want to get things going...

    Anyone have anything they'd like me to bring to the meeting? Other suggestions?

    3 weeks later
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    #232 1 year ago

    Hello party people,

    You are all invited to come check out the killer new Guardians pinball this Sunday 12/17 at Flat Top Johnny's (1 Kendall Square Cambridge, Free street parking all day). Prizes, excitement, & special surprises from Jack's Abby Brewing Co!

    3 Strike Group Knockout Tournament starts promptly at 4pm. Win Cash prizes, IFPA points, Respect

    Current Cambridge lineup within 1 mile:

    FTJ's: Guardians of the Galaxy pro, Attack From Mars remake Special Edition, MoonWalking Dead, Game of Thrones premium, Addams Family, Aerosmith pro, Ghostbusters pro

    Roxy's A4cade (292 Massachusetts Ave): Tron, Star Wars pro, Batman 66 premium, Iron Man vault, Game of Thrones pro, Avengers Hulk edition

    The Friendly Toast (next to FTJ's ): Star Trek pro

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    MTC

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    #233 1 year ago

    Just went to Free Play Arcade in Providence last night. The place was really fun. $5 cover during the week / $10 on weekends gets you in. There are about 100 old school arcade games all on free play. There were also about 10 pins to play including Medieval Madness, Cirqus Voltaire, STTNG, TSPP. Most were in decent shape for location play. The CV and STTNG were particularly good. There is also skee ball and air hockey to play. It is 21+ since it is a bar and that’s how they make their money. The beers and drinks were decently priced. All in all a fun place to go that I recommend checking out.

    Since I went on a Wednesday night, I’m not sure how crowded it gets on weekends. It wasn’t too bad when we got there around 7:30. It was starting to fill up when we left around 9:30.

    2 weeks later
    #234 1 year ago

    I know this thread isn't so active but wanted to put a shout-out into the ether for the start of the winter NEPL and its newest location at Mystic Pinball in Western Mass. The first competition date at Mystic will be this coming Tuesday at 7:00-9:30 (with tournament play starting at 8:00). All 21, yes, 21!, machines will be on free play with a $10 entry fee. Mystic will also be hosting a non-NEPL tournament as well that all are welcomed to join.

    If you have any questions you can check out Mystic's website or PM me here.

    And, to those in other locations for the NEPL, good luck with the season!

    3 weeks later
    #235 1 year ago

    Hey guys,

    My friend is going to Boston for a work trip end of this month. He is staying in Dedham, and has a half day of free time. Is there any location to play in town or on the train route near there that’s easy with no rental car?

    Thanks!

    #236 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    Hey guys,

    My friend is going to Boston for a work trip end of this month. He is staying in Dedham, and has a half day of free time. Is there any location to play in town or on the train route near there that’s easy with no rental car

    Your friend can take the commuter rail and subway from Dedham in to the city and check out Flat Top Johnny's (1 Kendall Square) & A4cade (292 Massachusetts ave) in Cambridge. Within a .5 mile radius there is: medieval madness remake, Addams Family, Star Wars pro, Tron, Batman 66, Game of Thrones (pro and premium), attack from mars remake, MoonWalking Dead, guardians of the galaxy, Aerosmith, World cup soccer, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek

    #237 1 year ago
    Quoted from BigBangBack:

    Your friend can take the commuter rail and subway from Dedham in to the city and check out Flat Top Johnny's (1 Kendall Square) & A4cade (292 Massachusetts ave) in Cambridge. Within a .5 mile radius there is: medieval madness remake, Addams Family, Star Wars pro, Tron, Batman 66, Game of Thrones (pro and premium), attack from mars remake, MoonWalking Dead, guardians of the galaxy, Aerosmith, World cup soccer, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek

    Thanks! Lots of good games in that radius! I’ll send this info to him

    #238 1 year ago

    If hes here tuesday night there is a weekly tournament at flattop johnnys that willget crowded at 7 pm

    #239 1 year ago
    Quoted from Alexkarayan:

    If hes here tuesday night there is a weekly tournament at flattop johnnys that willget crowded at 7 pm

    He flies to Boston the 27th. I’ll let him know! Not sure when he has his free time from work. Thanks!

    1 month later
    #240 1 year ago

    Hi guys, I'm hosting a free to enter March Madness tournament series every Tuesday 7pm in March at Flat Top Johnny's. The format is 2 strike group knockout, and the weekly winner not only gets a prize, but also secures a top seed in the Sweet 16 head to head double elimination championship on Tuesday April 3rd.

    Open to everyone, play for fun or glory

    https://www.facebook.com/events/333106207198425/?ti=cl

    #241 1 year ago

    Looking at moving. Anyone know Tyngsborough well?

    2 months later
    #242 10 months ago

    Hi party people, I'm hosting an IFPA tournament this Sunday June 3rd at Flat Top Johnny's. Sign in with me (Mitch) any time before 4pm. $5 buy in (100% of buy in goes towards CA$H prizes and $1/player IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking points). There is also a slick trophy for our Grand Champion to go with that stack of cash.

    The tournament format is a very fun 3 Strike Group Knockout on 8 pure fire pins. Current Lineup: Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Attack From Mars Special Edition, Aerosmith, MoonWalking Dead ft. Michael Jackson, Game of Thrones prem, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek: Deep Space Meow Edition

    BONUS JACKPOTS: $25 jackpots will be awarded to the following champions when the tournament has concluded (players not competing in tournament are still eligible to collect these $25 jackpots)

    Trooper Multiball Champion on Iron Maiden
    Winter Is Coming Champion on Game of Thrones

    Hope to see you all there!

    Mitch

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