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A Father's Day Gift Guide for Your Pinball-Loving Dad
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and while a pinball-themed necktie may seem enticing since buying him a pinball machine for Father's Day is a bit outside of your price range, we’re here to offer up some alternative gift ideas for your pinball lover pops.
Four Great Pinball Arcades in Rochester, NY
Four top picks for getting some hot pinball action in when you find yourself in Rochester, NY.
Pinball Map New Locations Update: May 2023
Like every month, a chongload of new venues were submitted to Pinball Map. Over 200 this time. Here, in this article, are but a pinch.
Connecting Balls to Bells: Is the "Mystery Pinball Company" Stern's Amazing Spider-Man (AKA Venom)?
Purely speculation. But if the spider-web sticks...
Top 10 Pinball Machines of the 2010s
We recently left the 1900s in the past when we released our list of the 20 Best Pinball Machines of the 2000s, and while the first decade of our current millennium had a lot to offer, much like internet speeds and smartphones, the pinball machines in the 2010s got even better.
How to Start an Arcade Business: Lessons from the Ghost Quarter in Greenfield, Iowa [Part 1]
What bootstrapping an arcade business looks like from the perspective of Ryan Albright, owner of the Ghost Quarter in Greenfield, Iowa.
10 Seattle Pinball Arcades to Spark a Love Affair with Seattle (and Pinball, of Course)
Which came first, Seattle’s association with subcultures or its status as a pinball hub?
Call Your Shots: Learning Bally’s Eight Ball Deluxe
Bally's Eight Ball Deluxe is a simple target-shooting game with elaborate bonus rules. Learn how to play the game in our latest pinball tutorial.
A New Australian Pinball Champion is Crowned
Congratulations to the new 2022/2023 IFPA Australian Championship Series! Mitch Wilkins breaks down the big win.
Confessions of a Casual Pinball Player at the Ann Arbor VFW Pinball Museum Show
Melodee Mabbitt attends her first pinball show and gives Kineticist the lowdown on her experience.
FooBrain: Mastering Stern’s Foo Fighters Pinball Machine
Learn how to play Stern's Foo Fighters pinball machine with expert player Noah Crable.
Flipping Out in Houston: The Ultimate Guide to the Area's Best Pinball and Arcade Experiences
Our guide to the best places to find and play pinball in the Houston, Texas area.
Pinball Map New Locations Update: April 2023
Highlighting some of the best new pinball arcades submitted to Pinball Map in April 2023. Brewhalla, Drekker Brewing, Axecadia, Super Champ, and more.
Tempting Targets: Unraveling the Secrets of Bally's Mata Hari Pinball
Mata Hari is a quick-playing game, a classic Solid State, and a very simple pinball machine that relies heavily on masterful flipper control. Learn the secrets to a high score in this tutorial.
Tracking the Evolution of SternPinball.com from 2000-Today
Hop inside our 1998 Volkswagen Beetle, and let’s ride through time.
Ranked: The 20 Best Pinball Machines of the 2000s
Discover the top pinball machines from the 2000s, showcasing innovative gameplay, unique themes, and thrilling challenges that kept the pinball industry alive.
Where yat, Philly? Top Picks for Pinball & Arcades in and Around Philadelphia
Philadelphia isn’t as bad as Philadelphians say it is. It's the birthplace of the US Constitution, the Cradle of Liberty, the Athens of America. Plus, as everyone knows, it’s always sunny. When youse are ready to head out on the streets of Philly to play a pinball machine, check out our guide.
Multiballs of Madness! How to Play Bram Stoker's Dracula Pinball
Learn everything you need to know to play Williams' 1993 classic pinball machine, Bram Stoker's Dracula!
Seven Pinball Themes for a Casual Player Named Brad
Discover the top 7 pinball themes on a casual player's wishlist, from Jaws to The Fifth Element. Explore why these cinematic and musical inspirations would catch his eye.
Pinball Hype Index Updates: April 2023
The Pinball Hype Index has gone through its monthly update cycle! We have now reviewed 42,778 (+962) pieces of content. There are a total of 1,651 (+13) unique pinball IPs tracked in our system (we only include the top 200 or so in our public index).
Which Pinball Manufacturer Are You?
With all the new pinball machines coming out, it can be tough to know which one to buy. Find out which active pinball manufacturer you embody most as a person with our simple 5 question quiz.