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.
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)
- Best 90’s
- Best Modern (2000-present)
- Best Custom Design
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
- Caricature artist
- Balloon Animals
- Kids Pinball Tournament: Saturday afternoon
Kids activities are between Noon – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY & 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
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. All multi-day admission packages include this party. Food will be served at various times, spread out. A full cash bar will be available. The party starts at 9:00 PM for vendors and sponsors only and 10:00 PM for LE and Premium ticket buyers, just as the Free Play Room is winding down. You MUST have some type of Pintastic 2021 badge to get into the after party.
Welcome to the Jungle GN'R Tribute Band
FEATURED PINBALL 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 $15 for the first one and $10 each thereafter, and qualifying begins at Noon on Friday. The top 24 get into elimination rounds to qualify for cash prizes (top 16) and trophies (top 3).
The Boston Belles and Chimes have partnered with the Southern New Hampshire and Western Mass Pinball Clubs to bring you the second SilverBelle Brawl at Pintastic New England! 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!