2023 EXPO

September 7-10

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Road West (U.S. Route 20)
Marlborough, MA
Less than a mile West of Exit 63B off I-495

508-460-0700

(Pintastic 2024 will be April 11-14)

FLIPPIN' FUN FOR EVERYONE!

Pintastic New England, a pinball lover’s paradise, is located in the city of Marlborough, Massachusetts. Every year, visitors from different parts of Eastern USA and Canada gather at this event for some serious pinball action. The expo boasts a massive 25,000 square feet of family-friendly entertainment, where you can play games casually or compete with other pinball enthusiasts. If you’re a home game room owner, you can get creative and refreshing ideas to spruce up your space. Along with the games, you can also learn about the rich history of pinball and current industry trends. Although pinball is the show’s main focus, it’s all about fun for everyone who visits!

Well over 170 pinball machines are all set on free play, this is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of flashing lights, ringing bells, and flippers flipping. Each year, the mix changes thanks to the tireless efforts of dedicated hobbyists, operators, and game vendors who bring their beloved machines for all to enjoy. Spanning a wide range of eras, you’re sure to discover some rare gems among the titles on offer. And, if you need a break from the pinball action, there are plenty of other arcade games to enjoy too. Who knows what you’ll find? One thing’s for sure, the game count may vary throughout the day, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to play.

Step right up and test your flipper skills at our epic pinball showdowns! With a wide range of tournaments to choose from, you’ll have plenty of chances to prove yourself as the ultimate pinball wizard. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie just getting started, our event has something for everyone. So roll up your sleeves, and get ready to dominate the competition!

Step right up and immerse yourself in a world of pure gaming delight! Feast your eyes on row upon row of dazzling pinball machines and game room wonders, brought to you by the finest vendors in the business. Discover the newest and most exciting offerings from every manufacturer under the sun, all in one unforgettable showcase. Indulge your passion for play and let your inner gamer run wild!

Immerse yourself in the world of pinball and elevate your gaming experience by discovering the latest advancements in the industry. Join us for two days filled with captivating presentations, engaging discussions, and interactive workshops that will ignite your passion for pinball. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday to be a part of this unforgettable experience.

Get your hands on some of the coolest pinball and arcade games around! Free Play has a wide selection of both new and used games for sale. Check out their Games List to see which ones are up for grabs. And if you’re attending a show, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the exclusive deals and discounts available! Plus, if you’re worried about financing, don’t stress – vendors are there to help you out with your purchase. So don’t wait – come see what Pintastic has to offer!

Exhibited machines set up by 1:00 PM Friday, available for free play, and which haven’t won a ribbon in previous years at Pintastic, are eligible for a Best In Play Blue Ribbon award. Bring out your best!
Pinball machines exhibited are eligible to win a blue ribbon in each of the following categories:

  • Best Antique (pre 1960)
  • Best 60’s
  • Best 70’s EM
  • Best 70’s Solid State
  • Best Early 80’s (1980-85)
  • Best Late 80’s (1986-89)

Judging takes place all day and night Thursday through 3:00 PM Friday. Final decisions and Blue Ribbon placement on games will be done early Friday evening. This will enable the weekend show attendees to see, admire and play the Blue Ribbon winners. More contest info is here and you can see the past winners here.

Looking for some exciting fun for your little ones? Look no further! Our event offers free activities for kids from noon to 5 pm on Saturday. To keep your children entertained, we have arranged for some of the best entertainers around town. And that’s not all – we also have an exciting kids pinball tournament, with two age divisions, taking place on Saturday afternoon. Make sure to gear up for a thrilling and fun-filled day with us! Stay tuned for more details on this incredible tournament. Remember, our Kids events are exclusively on Saturday, so make sure to bring them along!

For those wanting an extra dose of excitement, we’ve curated a special space beyond our bustling Free Play Room. Our Extra Ball Lounge℠ is where the true pinball wizards reside, with 20-30 machines handpicked for our Premium and Limited Edition guests. Expect only the latest and greatest titles, as well as some seriously tricked-out games from the founders personal collection. Whether you’re seeking familiar favorites or want to discover a new obsession, the Extra Ball Lounge℠ is the ultimate destination.

LIMITED EDITION BADGE HOLDER

Attention all Limited Edition badge-holders! Get ready to be pinball wizards because the room is open non-stop for a whopping 73 hours straight, starting on Thursday at 11:00 AM and ending on Sunday at Noon! Can you hang with the best of them and handle the ultimate pinball marathon?

PREMIUM BADGE HOLDER

You’re a Premium badge holder, which means you’re in for a treat! Once the clock strikes 6:00 PM, you get exclusive access to a special room where you can play to your heart’s content until 6:00 AM the next day. No more fighting for space with the main free play crowd – this is a private paradise made just for you. Get ready for an all-night gaming extravaganza!

PRO BADGE HOLDER

As a Pro badge holder, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the main free play crowds and find solace in a magical room open for you from 8:00 PM till 6:00 AM the next morning. It’s the perfect way to indulge in some uninterrupted and peaceful gaming time.

FEATURED TOURNAMENTS

SILVERBALL RUMBLE

MAIN PINBALL TOURNAMENT

Get ready to rumble! The Silverball Rumble, run by The Sanctum, is the headlining tournament you won’t want to miss. Setting the standard for competitive pinball, the 2023 event promises to be bigger and better than ever. With a dedicated room boasting unlimited PAPA-style qualifying, this Stern Pro Circuit event is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills and compete against the best pinball players in the world. So gather your friends, pack your bags, and get ready to rumble your way to the top!

SILVERBELLE BRAWL

WOMEN'S PINBALL TOURNAMENT

The Boston Belles and Chimes have partnered with the Southern New Hampshire and Western Mass Pinball Clubs again to bring you the fourth SilverBelle Brawl at Pintastic New England on Sunday, September 10th, 2023! Players will compete in a Flip Frenzy pinball tournament on games provided by three Clubs. Join us for camaraderie, competition, IFPA Women’s Division WPPR points, trophies, and pinball!

New for 2023, the Belles and Chimes for all of New England will have a Happy Hour tournament Friday at 4:30 PM, with both advance and in-person registration available.

THE BEST OF FOO

Saturday 9th 9:00PM in the hotel atrium.

The Best Of FOO Boston is a group comprised of talented professional musicians dedicated to providing a true Foo Fighters concert experience.

 

Magnificent Danger

Friday night September 8th 2023

Magnificent Danger will be performing Friday night September 8th 2023 at Pintastic New England Magnificent Danger is a collective of mobile brass and percussion dishing out weird and funky mashups of iconic tunes from video games, anime, TV shows, and more. The band’s eclectic fusion of New Orleans street band energy, riot jazz, and hip-hop has created a bizarre but danceable party that’s appreciated by musicians and nerds alike.