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Oct 8, 2016

This year's York show wrap-up!  I discuss how the Bingo Row went, some feedback from players of the Multi, a short interview with my friend Ryan Claytor, and lots and lots of 'thank yous'.

The thread on the Multi-Bingo that Ryan mentions is here:

and Ryan and I each wrote some wrap-up posts on the 'row here:


Thank you to all the bingo folks (new and old), especially:

Chad, Len, Ed


Robert and Sal



Butch and Mike




Phil H

Phil B

...and all the players.  It was great getting to meet so many new players, and new Multi-Bingo fans.  It was absolutely fantastic!


Can't wait for next year!

Oct 5, 2016

I am running behind on the latest release - I wanted to do a York show/Bingo Row/Multi-Bingo unveiling wrap-up, but I will not be able to record and edit until Friday evening at the earliest.  It'll be worth it!

Sep 21, 2016

Sing Along is one of my favorite Gottlieb wedgeheads - beautiful theme execution and great, challenging gameplay.


CORRECTION:  I said this was a Parker art package.  Couldn't have been more wrong.  It was Art Stenholm.  My apologies.


I also speak a bit about Duncan Brown's excellent upcoming seminar at Expo 2016:

"From The Lost Playfield Drawings Of Harry Williams: A Pinball Machine
40 Years In The Making"

He is making a brand new EM whitewood from the drawings of Harry Williams.  Wonderful!!topic/



Next week is the York show - come to Bingo Row and compete for a free t-shirt, illustrated by Ryan Claytor!

Sep 8, 2016

Troubleshooting a game of your own creation can be very difficult; especially when you are marrying the worlds of electro-mechanical and solid state! Join me as I track down a misadjusted switch and a bug in my lifter logic.

Also, I discuss several of the games gracing the multi, along with today's featured game, Bally's Hole-In-One.

Only one unit is known to exist, but no paperwork is available, and the owner does not know the rules of gameplay.  Therefore, I got to try my hand at creating a bingo ruleset on a one-off oddity.

Aug 25, 2016

Getting ready for the York Show in just a few weeks!  I'm still working hard on the Multi-Bingo.  As of this recording, I have 24 games complete.  This year should be a lot of fun!

York is always fantastic - I did many episodes last year detailing some of the great games I've seen there in previous years, but just know that York is more than bingos, it's more than solid state, it's more than EM - it's a great blend of all pinball and other games and decor.

This year, the York show is on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st.  Come out and meet me, play the multi, and learn how to play a bingo!

If you are able to make a four or five in a line (subject to availability), I will give you a free Bingo Row t-shirt illustrated by Ryan Claytor!  I'm really excited about this design, and seeing folks wearing this shirt around the show.

Last years' giveaway was very successful.  I'm looking forward to seeing friends old and new at York, and playing some new games.

See you there!

If you'd like to purchase a t-shirt (if you're not able to make it to York), check out the podcast website, to buy your own today.

Aug 11, 2016

Bingo Row T-shirt!


What's that T-Shirt? Illustrated by amazing pinball artist, Ryan Claytor, these incredibly soft, ring-spun t-shirts are the same quality as my podcast t-shirts.

These shirts will be available in extremely limited quantities at the White Rose gameroom show in York, PA Sept 30th and Oct 1st as giveaways for anyone who can make a four or five in line on any of the glorious bingos in bingo row! Or, if you cannot attend, or just want to ensure you get one of your very own, you can buy below.

Domestic (U.S.) Orders


International T-Shirts



Aug 10, 2016

Steve Young is the owner of the Pinball Resource, and he is a wealth of knowledge.

We discuss his start in the hobby, some of his best-loved games, thoughts on specific games, the business of pinball, and much more!

Visit to see some of the parts that are available.  Steve is constantly working to bring us new parts, and you can see some of his work at


Contact Steve for parts orders at 845-473-7114.

You can also email Jimmy at


Pinball Resource is a fantastic, well... resource!


Thank you, Steve!

Jul 28, 2016

The Multi-Bingo is working very well!  I am having a lot of fun losing on a variety of games in a single cabinet.

Right now I have (mostly) working:

Bright Lights (100%)

Broadway '51 (100%)

Coney Island


Palm Beach





Atlantic City

Barrel 'O Fun

Barrel O' Fun 61

Fun Way

Lotta Fun

Stock Market

Ticker Tape

I have lots of bugfixing to do, and some cosmetic work to do before York.

Dan from Tiltcycle has a United Manhattan for sale near the Pittsburgh area.  A beautiful flipperless woodrail with fantastic artwork and challenging gameplay.  Increasing your bonus, earning the double bonus and collecting it looks very fun - contact Dan for more information!


I am working on artwork and portioning for additional games.  I'm excited to show it off in just a matter of a few weeks!

Jul 14, 2016

The Multi-Bingo is alive!!! I've been playtesting and enjoying the gameplay of Bright Lights and Broadway '51.

All 13 games currently implemented have changes that were required once the actual hardware was plugged in.

I'm working on a new game!


For tonight's featured game, I learned about 1952's Bally Miss California this week:


Miss California is a re-themed Atlantic City without the Extra Ball feature.  It was apparently produced for the West Coast.

Jun 29, 2016

The game is just about ready to test!  I have a switch issue, and a couple of computer issues that I have resolved, then I should be playing a ton of new bingos. :-D


There's a solid state magic screen game called Palm Beach Turbo for sale by the operator near Baltimore, MD.  Please contact me if you are interested in an inexpensive solid state bingo!


Today's featured game is 1960's Bally Ball Park - the first and only game that Bally produced with a running man unit.  I really wonder why that might have happened.  A fairly straightforward two player pitch and bat, Bally Park has a moving red target that will score four runs when hit!

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