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Added: September 2nd, 2018
Ended: September 23rd, 2018
TL;DR: looking for an inexpensive, family friendly game to put in a school in Wisconsin. (The rest of the post seems like it was written by a crazy person)
Obviously, I’m not normal. When I see empty spaces, I envision what type of pin needs to be there. It's a curse. I recently relocated my school’s IT department to an old computer lab and now have some surplus space....
Affliction activated and justifications start for acquisition and installation of a pinball machine…. When students and teachers come to visit, they could play… Our science teachers could use it for physics lessons… It would be hundreds of kids first exposure to pinball… It would really tie the room together... and so on. (but really, does anyone around here need an excuse to add another game somewhere?)
Anyway, given the location, I have a few quirky requirements:
Type: It needs to be solid state. Can’t wrap my head meat around EMs. Tried and don’t have the knack for fixing them yet.
Condition: Player’s condition. It’s interesting having an item like this in an office and it won’t be enhanced by having a collector’s quality, imamculate, HUO, NiB masterpiece in the room. The only thing that would do is have me worrying every time someone walks in or I wheel a cart of laptops by the thing. I also don’t have the time and won’t have the tools around for a project game. Therefore, something that works, but has the dents, dings, fading, and planking of time and use (or a new Stern ).
Theme: Needs to be kid friendly. When Sister Mary Francis (not a real person) comes to visit, and sees 12-year-old Billy (also not a real person), slapping the flippers as fast as he can to make Riggs punch a dude in the video mode of lethal weapon 3 (real feature), I’m going to get fired and excommunicated(not a real catholic). Baywatch, Nellie, Deadpool or Raven, probably need not apply either. I need something either old enough that it won’t matter or tame enough to be in a school without objection.
Sound: I’m guessing that I’m going to hear this thing quite a bit. If the sound is ear bleeding awful, the next insanely long nonsensical post you might get to read will be my obituary and the police report about my colleagues.
Price: I would also like to keep it under $2k. Looking for something fun, that works, and that I don’t need worry about every time I leave the room.
Despite the arduously long list of silly requirements, I did not make any specific suggestions about any titles. That was by design to leave it open to possibilities. Let me know what you are looking to move.
BTW: Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago are probably the only markets I can reach this time of year due to my schedule and shipping kills the price.
I had tried to do this earlier in the summer, but the start of school is a particular nightmare for IT and I had to shelf the idea. Things are slowing down and the disease is flaring up again.
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