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Game Room Dude

Lifetime gamer. Avid pinhead, video game player, and tabletop gaming enthusiast.

Belgian Feather Bowling: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

This is truly the only guide you'll probably ever need to Belgian Feather Bowling.

13 Totally Radical 1970s Era Williams Pinball Machines

Taking a look at 13 totally radical pinball machines produced by Williams Electronics Company from 1970-1979.

105 Awesome Ideas for Game Room Names

Check out our comprehensively creative list of the 105 coolest game room and arcade names.

10 Essential Places to Play Pinball in Phoenix and The Valley, Arizona

Our guide to the 10 essential places to play pinball in Phoenix and The Valley, Arizona.

What Everyone Should Know About the Mini Jumbotron

Learn everything you need to know about the ultimate home game room and man cave accessory - the Mini Jumbotron.

8 Incredible Places to Play Pinball in New York City (and Brooklyn)

Check out these 8 incredible places to play pinball and arcade games in New York City and Brooklyn.

6 Essential Places to Play Pinball in and Around St. Louis, MO

Where to play classic and modern pinball, arcade games, and more while visiting St. Louis, Missouri.

Top Places to Play Pinball in and Around Boston, MA

So here's the deal. If you don't know much about Boston, it's a pretty small city. By population and land area. And that scarcity of land means that the business model for location pinball is hard. But, the Boston area is still home to some of the best pinball in the country. Check out our guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Bubble Hockey Table for Your Game Room

Most people are familiar with bubble hockey as the table arcade game with a plastic or glass bubble over the top of it. However, if you have never played bubble hockey, you're in for a treat!

13 Places to Find the Pinball Community Online (That Aren't Pinside)

One of the best parts of getting into the pinball scene is discovering the great community behind it. Check out our roundup of the best places to find the pinball community online (besides Pinside.com).

Best Places to Play Pinball in Portland, Oregon

If you're looking for a place to play some pinball or arcade games, Portland certainly has you covered. There are several top-notch arcades and barcades in the city that offer a variety of pinball machines, arcade games, and other amusement options. Check out our guide.

Best Places to Play Pinball in Austin, Texas

Welcome to Austin, Texas! A city that's constantly buzzing with energy and excitement. If you're looking for the best places to play pinball in the city, we've got you covered! Here are the 5 best palces to play pinball in the city.

8 Best Places to Play Pinball in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Check out the 8 best places to play pinball and arcade games in the Minneapolis, Minnesota and Twin Cities area.

Guide to The Top Places to Play Pinball in San Francisco, CA

Check out our handy guide to the 7 best places to find and play pinball machines in San Francisco California.

Top 10 Places to Play Pinball in San Diego, California

Check out the top places to find and play pinball on location in San Diego, CA.

The 10 Best George Gomez Pinball Machines, Ranked

The pinball world is a small one. If you're in it, you know all the names. And if you know all the names, you probably also know that George Gomez is one of the biggest names in the business. In this post we take a look at his 10 best games before the release of James Bond.

Buying a Home Basketball Arcade Game? It's A Slam Dunk!

Michael Jordan. LeBron James. Steph Curry. What do they have in common? They all cut their chops on basketball arcade games. While that may or may not be a lie, you will feel like an NBA superstar when you get a high score on your own basketball arcade game.

How to Park a Crazy Taxi Arcade Machine in Your Home

The year? 1999. There were disappointments, for sure, but we did get something spectacular; crazier than The Matrix’s bullet-time, crazier than Smash Mouth topping the charts…we’re talkin’ the Crazy Taxi arcade craze.

5 Top Places to Play Pinball in Green Bay, Wisconsin

If you're looking for places to play pinball in and around Green Bay, Wisconsin, you're in luck! Here are the 5 top places to find pinball when visiting the Green Bay area.

An Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Stern Insider Connected on Your Pinball Machine

If you're a fan of Stern pinball machines, then you're going to love the new Stern Pinball Insider Connected kit! This amazing new system allows you to connect your machine to the internet and access a variety of features, including game updates, special achievements, progress tracking, and more.

The Best Places to Find Pinball in Asheville, North Carolina

Five of the best places to find pinball to play when you're visiting Asheville, North Carolina.

The Best Places to Find Pinball in Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Las Vegas! Las Vegas is a city in Nevada that is best known for its casinos, gaming, and gambling. The city has a rich history and is home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. But where should you play pinball? We'll show you!

An Ode to ’90s Arcade Carpets

In the ’90s, Aladdin invited us to take a magic carpet ride. What he didn’t know was that ’90s arcade carpets were even better—a whole funky carpet-matic universe of magic carpets.

Ranking The Best Bally Pinball Machines from the 1970s: A Roundup for Arcade and Pinball Fans

When you were growing up, do you remember the hours spent at the local arcade playing your favorite pinball machines? If that's you, and you've still got an eye for the legendary silverball, then you'll love this roundup of the best vintage Bally pinball machines from the 1970s.

The 27 Best Pinball Machines from the 1980s: A Great Era for Pinball

The 1980s were a great time for pinball. Manufacturers continued the switch from electromechanical machines to solid states, and as a result, some of the best pinball machines ever made were produced during that decade. Here, we will take a look at some of the best pinball machines from the 1980s.

Ranking the 50 Themes Pinball Fans Really Want for Stern's Next Pinball in 2022

Stern Pinball is one of the most popular pinball manufacturers in the world. Every year, they release instant classics (or sometimes maligned misses) with fans. With so many amazing titles under their belt, it's hard to imagine what could be the next Stern for 2022. But we'll try our best!

The 50 Highest Rated Pinball Machines of All Time: A Comprehensive Guide

If you're a fan of pinball, then you know that there are some machines that are just better than the rest. They often have high ratings from fans and collectors alike. Here, we will take a look at the highest-rated machines of all time.

Ranking the 33 Best Pinball Machines from the 1990s

Was there a better decade for pinball and all-time great pinball machines than the 1990s? It feels like almost every year, particularly early and midway through the decade, has multiple total bangers that would be the jewel of a game room collection even today.

The Best New Pinball Machines for Your Home Game Room in 2022

Pinball machines are making a comeback. No longer relegated to arcades, these games are now finding their way into game rooms across the country. If you're looking to buy a new pinball machine for your game room, then you're in luck! Here is a roundup of the best new machines, you can buy today.

In Defense of Kaneda Pinball Podcast - Or Why Pinball Needs a Good Heel

For those of you who are familiar with the world of pro wrestling (and I know a lot of you are, otherwise we wouldn't have several wrestling-themed pins to enjoy), you're probably already aware of the concept of faces and heels. For those less familiar, let us educate you.

How to Buy the Perfect Board Game Table for Your Game Room

Having the perfect game table is key to enjoying your favorite tabletop games. In this article, we will discuss some things to consider when buying a board game table for your game room. We'll also provide recommendations for some of the best game table manufacturers in the business today.

The Best New Pinball Machines of 2019: Retrospective and Rankings

2019 was a year. The last of our "normal" years, you could even argue, and one of the last years of normal production cycles for pinball machine manufacturers. Looking back on the 2019 release, what's stood the test of time? Here, we apply the tier list format to pins from 2019.

The Ins and Outs of Coin Pusher Arcade Machines: How to Buy One for Your Home Game Room

If you've found yourself at the arcade drawn in by the lights, sounds, and motion of a coin pusher machine, you're not alone. It's captivating watching the machine's parts push coins and tokens around, just waiting for that jackpot moment where hundreds of tokens all fall into the machine at once.

Your Guide to the Wide World of Star Wars Pinball Machines

When it comes to Star Wars pinball machines, there are a lot of options to choose from. We'll take a look at some of the best Star Wars pinball machines available, looking at all physical and digital Star Wars tables. So without further ado, let's get started!

How to Buy The Best Arcade Style Air Hockey Table for Your Home Game Room

Do you love the game of air hockey? The sound of pucks bouncing off the table edge, the slap of a mallet, the rattle and clink of a successful shot on goal? If so, then you know that there's nothing quite like playing a game on an arcade style air hockey table.

The Ultimate Roundup of Upcoming Pinball Machines & Rumors

There's a lot of exciting news in pinball lately! Big names in the industry have announced new pinball machines coming out in 2022, plus a ton of new pinball machine rumors. We're scouring the web and all sorts of content for all the juiciest pinball machine rumors and new machine confirmations.

Who Makes Pinball Machines in 2022? A Guide to All the Pinball Manufacturers Making Modern Pinball Games

Despite what you may think, Pinball has never really died. While it is true that Pinball nearly vanished in the 1990s as video gaming were on the upswing, thanks to some determined people, Pinball managed to limp along for a few years before enjoying a resurgence in recent years.

The Definitive Guide on Buying a Skee Ball Machine for Your Home Game Room

Are you a Skee Ball fanatic? Is there nothing more entertaining or relaxing than rolling that ball down the playfield in search of the perfect score? If this sounds like you, you have probably thought to buy a Skee Ball machine for your home at least once (we know it's true).

How to Buy a DDR Arcade Machine for Your Home Game Room

Do you love to dance? Do you love video games? Were you an arcade kid who came of age in the late 1990s and early 2000s? If so, then you should consider buying a DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) arcade machine for your home game room!