NEW LOCATION!

JUNE 25 - 28, 2020

BOXBORO REGENCY HOTEL

242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719

FLIPPIN' FUN FOR EVERYONE!

Are you looking for a little relief from the hot summer sun? Look no further than Pintastic New England, which is the first of its kind, centrally located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. This expo is 30,000 square feet of fun for the whole family. The kids can have never-ending excitement with a caricature artist, face painting, friendly clowns & balloon animals. The adults can bring out their inner child with over 200 pinball machines set on free play, all while enjoying an ice-cold craft beer.

Well over 170 pinball machines set on FREE PLAY! The mix is different each year, thanks to the dedicated hobbyists, operators, and game vendors who bring games to show off. Expect pinball machines that span a wide time range, and some non-pinball arcade games as well!

FREE PLAY ROOM HOURS
THURSDAY- 6PM – MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY- 10AM- 2AM
SATURDAY- 10AM- 2AM
SUNDAY – 10AM- 2AM

Game count may vary depending on time of day.

VENDOR HALL HOURS
THURSDAY- CLOSED
FRIDAY- 10AM- 9PM
SATURDAY- 10AM- 9PM
SUNDAY – CLOSED

Our headlining tournament, the Silverball Rumble, run by the SANCTUM takes place in the back of the vendor hall. It’s an IFPA-endorsed event with unlimited PAPA-style qualifying. Entries are $10 each and qualifying begins at Noon on Friday. The top 24 get into elimination rounds to qualify for cash prizes (top 8) and trophies (top 3).

Belles & Chimes is an international network of inclusive women’s pinball leagues run by women, for women. The organization was founded in 2013 in Oakland, California.

Our mission is to provide a fun, social environment for women to play pinball together.

Our PINGOLF tournament run by Southern N.H. Pinball will be a more casual event, where you will be able to come and go starting Thursday evening. This tournament will take place in the Executive Room (across from the Seminar Theater), starting at 8:00 PM Thursday and 6:00 PM Friday. Each night is a separate tournament. The room  will be open Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday, including late hours.  A small entry fee will be charged to build prize money. We encourage players of any skill level to try it out.

(located in the Southern N.H. Pinball Club Room outside of the freeplay Hall)

Teen Tournament

People aged 12-17 who play in the Silverball Rumble can sign up to compete in the Teen Tournament. Your regular entry will be ranked among the other teen entrants.

Youth Tournament

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a tournament for youth born after June 29, 2007 but before June 30, 2011 (in other words, ages 8-11 on that day). There is a limit of 3 free entries.

Kids Tournament

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a tournament for kids born after June 29, 2011. There is a limit of 3 free entries. (Located in the Vender Hall)

Learn about new developments in pinball and enhance your enjoyment of the games you own by attending presentations, discussions, and workshops. Seminars will run Friday and Saturday.

  • New & Used Pinball/Arcade Games for sale
  • Exclusive Show Deals & Discounts!
  • Game auction on Saturday
  • Vendors can finance your machine purchase – ask them how!
  • Flea Market

Some of the judging considerations may include, but are not limited to, cosmetic condition with emphasis on factory originality restoration, mechanical condition, attention to detail (optimized game play/playing correctly including game levelling/pitch), quality of touch-ups and restoration (if any), game rarity or popularity, game cleanliness (quality of shop job), modifications (1990’s and later), and overall appeal.
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)
  • Best 90’s
  • Best Modern (2000-present)
  • Best Custom Design

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. A judging committee, headed up by local collector/restorer “Dr. Dave” David O’Neil, will make the final decision on which pins win ribbons. 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.

Included with all admission

  • Caricature artist
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Kids Pinball Tournament: Saturday afternoon

Kids activities are bewteen Noon – 5PM

FIRDAY & SATURDAY ONLY

While our main Free Play Room is packed with pinball and other games, we bring in more for those who buy Premium and Limited Edition admission packages. Our Extra Ball Lounge is a separate room down the hall that will have about 20-30 specially-selected pinball machines, mostly very recent titles and pimped-out games from Gabe’s private collection. Some of the game titles may be repeats of games placed elsewhere; some will only be found in this room.

For Premium badge-holders, the room provides another place to play after 10:00 PM each night until 6:00 AM the next morning, escaping the main free play crowds.

For Limited Edition badge-holders, the room is open continuously from Thursday at 11:00 AM to Sunday at 6:00 AM! That’s 67 HOURS of straight Pinball! Can you handle it?

NOT AVAILABLE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION

FEATURED TOURNAMENTS

Pintastic Silverball Rumble

Our headlining tournament, the Silverball Rumble, run by the SANCTUM takes place in the back of the vendor hall. It’s an IFPA-endorsed event with unlimited PAPA-style qualifying. Entries are $10 each and qualifying begins at Noon on Friday. The top 24 get into elimination rounds to qualify for cash prizes (top 8) and trophies (top 3).

SilverBelle Brawl

Belles & Chimes is an international network of inclusive women’s pinball leagues run by women, for women. The organization was founded in 2013 in Oakland, California.

Our mission is to provide a fun, social environment for women to play pinball together.