Pinball in New Hampshire
Pinball is having a moment in New Hampshire. There are over 30 active locations to play pinball publicly, and the state is one of several homes of the New England Pinball League, the largest pinball league in the country. Pinball players are a tight-knit community, and there are plenty of local places to play. Here's an overview of the state of pinball in New Hampshire.
The New England Pinball League was founded in 2012 with just a handful of players. Today, it has grown to over 300 members and has become one of the most competitive leagues in the country. The league meets at different locations around the region, and players come from all over to compete.
There are also plenty of places to play pinball outside of the league. There are dozens of bars and restaurants with pinball machines, and many of them host tournaments and other events. Tokens Taproom is one of the largest pinball venues in the state, with over 16 machines on site. They offer open play, leagues, tournaments, and more.
So if you're looking for a little bit of satisfaction (and a whole lot of fun), New Hampshire is the place to be. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just getting started, there's a place for you to play pinball in this great state.
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Name your favorite game and you’ll find it at Funspot – one of the largest collections of late-1970s to mid-1980s arcade games in the world. For over 60 years, the village of Weirs Beach in Laconia, NH has been home to this entertainment mecca of three-stories and 75,000 square feet. Visit the American Classic Arcade Museum with over 250 pre-1987 video games and pinball machines. Funspot also offers bowling, bumper cars, kiddie rides, an 18 hole indoor mini-golf, a zipline adventure park, cash bingo, air hockey, skeeball, over 600 arcade games and pinball machines, a pizzeria, and a tavern with pool, darts and a full bar.
Southern NH Pinball Club
Southern New Hampshire Pinball Club is a non-profit social club in Nashua, New Hampshire dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of pinball machines. Located in an old warehouse, these pinheads are eager to show you a flipping great time on games like Charlie’s Angels, Johnny Mnemonic, and NBA Fastbreak. Guests can make an appointment to play for a small fee or become a member to get 24/7 access to more than 20 machines and invitations to special events and tournaments.
Tokens Taproom is a small, but well-curated barcade located in Dover, NH. They have a variety of well-maintained pinball machines on site, plus skee-ball and a selection of retro arcade games. The staff is friendly and there are a variety of alcoholic drink options and some light snacks if you get hungry. Check their events for upcoming tournaments and other fun activities like trivia nights and movie screenings.