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Pinball machine? What is the proper term? Poll


By Coz

6 months ago



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    “What term do you prefer to use?”

    • Pin 62 votes
      20%
    • Pinball 27 votes
      9%
    • Pinball machine 192 votes
      63%
    • Table 9 votes
      3%
    • Pin table 1 vote
    • Other 2 votes
      1%
    • Flapper game 9 votes
      3%
    • Flipper game 1 vote

    (303 votes)

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    #2 6 months ago

    All of them are understandable, so probably all are valid. Pinball machine is the official term, but all the others are essentially abbreviations or remixes.

    I've also heard the term "flapper game" a few times, but that usually comes from someone who really isn't very familiar with pinball.

    In some parts of Europe (such as Germany), they're called flipper games/machines. It's interesting that they decided to name the game after the flippers, rather than the ball like in the US.

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