This'll be my first post here as I generally use Pinside for browsing and checking Marketplace, so I'm sorry if I'm doing this wrong or am in the wrong place. I'm someone who has played plenty of pinball on location, but I've only ever owned a virtual pinball machine in my home. I have young kids and VERY casual friends and family who occasionally like to play a few arcade games/virtual pinball in my basement. The games that get play are simple ones like Attack From Mars, World Cup Soccer '94, etc. Nobody has the attention span to learn deep rules or listen to me explain rules to them. And since there are hundreds of choices on the v-pin, there's never any need for me to do that. They'd rather just play NBA Fastbreak or something easy to follow.
Anyway, I'm selling the virtual pinball to partly fund the purchase of a real machine, and I want a Jurassic Park premium. I've played the game plenty and love it.
Does anyone here have experience sharing this game with casual friends and family? Have they been able to pick up on the rules easily? Is it a game that "beginners" or "casual" players should steer clear of? For what it's worth, it's either Jurassic Park Premium or the Cactus Canyon remake (which I know would be okay for casuals, but it's my second choice).
I've played JP on location, I understand the rules, and I love it. But I'm having a hard time figuring out if this game is intuitive enough for casual players. Let me know if this makes sense.
Edit: I plan on being a single pin owner (I know, almost impossible). But, I only have space for one machine. Even on the v-pin, I would pick one table and play it for 10 months straight without loading up anything else. I have no problem playing the same game over and over again and trying to master it. I'd also welcome suggestions for a "single pin home with casual players" outside of those two games.