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Must Play Pinball


By Jaklar

7 years ago



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    #1 7 years ago

    Greets, everyone. I'm new to this site so please excuse any missteps in my posting.

    I'm suffering from a terrible affliction wherein I must play some pinball before I lose my mind. It's so bad, I'm actively scouting for my own pinball machine, despite my bank account eyeing me suspiciously.

    Anyway, I live in the Orange County, California area and am wondering if anyone knows a good place to go play some pinball, preferably with tables from the 80s and 90s, but at this point, beggars can't be choosers, so I'll take any recommendation.

    Second matter: For a newb like myself who is seeking to own a machine, can someone recommend a good article or site that will clearly illustrate what I may be getting into; what to watch out for, warnings, etc.; anything to minimize any rookie mistakes on my end (besides paying too much).

    Thanks for the help, peeps.

    #2 7 years ago

    This is great for finding pins near you.....

    http://pinballmap.com/la

    #3 7 years ago

    Welcome, you are safe here. We all have the same disease.

    #4 7 years ago

    Ten pinball machines end today on Ebay dirt cheap near Orange county, grab one!

    #5 7 years ago
    Quoted from futurepinhead:

    Welcome, you are safe here. We all have the same disease.

    If you don't you soon will have by coming to pinside,we are all afflicted with the pinball bug and it is very contagious!

    #6 7 years ago

    Welcome. You will find tons of pinball leads here. Good luck

    #7 7 years ago

    Welcome Jaklar,There are some good people here from California,some will probably chime in throughout the weekend.My buddy recently got a HUO,1 owner machine from a listing on Craigslist,Ck. the postings regularly,and ck. other cities nearby that have a Craigslist listing as well.
    Be patient and don't be too impulsive.

    #8 7 years ago

    *Chime*

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    Welcome to the Pinside!
    Unfortunately there isn't a true "Pin Destination" in the O.C... PHOF is the one-stop-shop if you want to get your pinball-thirst "quenched".
    There is also this place in L.A...
    http://www.familyamusement.com/family_arcade.php

    I haven't been in quite some time though.
    The Pinside "Where to play" map is very helpful with locations as well as the http://pinballmap.com/la as Kwiki stated... (Although some of the pins on there are not there anymore.)

    Good luck with the hunt!
    Remember CAX is just half a year away!

    #9 7 years ago

    Forget Family Amusement. They don't keep their pins in shape like they used to.
    If you're in Los Angeles in the evening, go to Pins And Needles. Molly Atkinson is an ace pinball tech, but you would expect that from the fiancee of the number one player in the world!
    Lake Alice Trading Company in Riverside has six tables...

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