NEW LOCATION & DATES FOR 2023!
September 7-10, 2023
*****ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW*****
ONLY 60 left of the 150 LE Packages Left
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Boston Post Road West (U.S. Route 20)
Less than a mile West of Exit 63B off I-495
(Pintastic 2024 will be April 11-14)
FLIPPIN' FUN FOR EVERYONE!
Pintastic New England is located in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Once a year, visitors come from all over the Eastern USA and Canada. This expo is 25,000 square feet of fun for the whole family. You can play games casually or competitively. If you have a home game room, you’ll see lots of ideas to refresh and improve it. You can learn about pinball history and current happenings in the business. The show is mainly about pinball, but all about fun!
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!
Game count may vary depending on time of day.
Dozens of booths of pinball and game room vendors. See the most recent pinball machines from all manufacturers.
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
- Many of the games in Free Play are for sale; check the Games List
- Exclusive Show Deals & Discounts!
- Vendors can finance your machine purchase – ask them how!
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.
Included with all admissions
- Entertainers for kids
- Kids Pinball Tournament: Saturday afternoon, two age divisions. More details to follow.
Kids activities are between Noon – 5:00 PM
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 Limited Edition badge-holders, the room is open continuously from Thursday at 11:00 AM to Sunday at Noon! That’s 73 HOURS of straight Pinball! Can you handle it?
For Premium badge holders, the room provides another place to play after 6:00 PM each night until 6:00 AM the next morning, escaping the main free play crowds.
For Pro badge holders, the room provides another place to play after 8:00 PM each night until 6:00 AM the next morning, escaping the main free play crowds.
NOT AVAILABLE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION
The Friday night Special When Lit℠ party is the place to socialize with our special guests, Pintastic staff, vendors, and people who brought games for us all to enjoy. Premium and LE admission packages include this party. Food will be served at various times, spread out. A full cash bar will be available. More details will be posted later.
FEATURED PINBALL TOURNAMENTS
Pintastic Silverball Rumble
Our headlining tournament is the Silverball Rumble, run by The Sanctum. For 2023, it takes place in a dedicated room. It’s a Stern Pro Circuit event with unlimited PAPA-style qualifying.
The Boston Belles and Chimes have partnered with the Southern New Hampshire and Western Mass Pinball Clubs again to bring you the third SilverBelle Brawl at Pintastic New England on Sunday, June 26th, 2022! Players will compete in a Free-to-Enter Flip Frenzy pinball tournament on games provided by both Clubs. Join us for camaraderie, competition, IFPA Women’s Division WPPR points, trophies, and pinball!
THE PLUNGE will take place on Thursday night starting at 6:00 PM. It will be run by the great staff at the Western Mass Pinball Club and Southern NH Pinball Club. It will be held at Pintastic New England in the North Wing of our new hotel.
Pre-registration and pricing will be updated in the next few weeks.
DON’T FORGET TO RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOMS NOW!
On Friday night/Saturday morning at Midnight, there will be a Midnight Madness tournament, also in one of the Club Rooms. WPPRs will be awarded! The format is a sudden death Group Knockout. Limit of 64 players. Registration is on-site only and starts at 11:00 PM Friday.