pinball

7:02am

Fri December 19, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: For Amusement Only

On this week's episode of 99% Invisible:

Winning an early pinball game was much more about luck than skill, since there were no buttons to activate flippers on the sides. You basically had one action: pull the plunger and watch the ball go. Without the flippers, pinball was a truly a game of chance—perfect for gambling.

Friday at 7:45am & 4:45pm, Saturday at 8:35am.

5:34pm

Tue November 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Women’s pinball league gives positive tilt to Bay Area scene

Echa Schneider plays the ACDC machine at Hi-Life
Angela Johnston

Ellen Frankel slips the last of her quarters into the Medieval Madness pinball machine and wipes the sweat off her forehead. It’s her second game of the night, and she’s trying to get a new high score. Although she is shy to admit it, Frankel is a real pinball wizard.

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9:11pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Curious Pinball

Marble Queen at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda
Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

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1:35pm

Mon January 14, 2013
Arts & Culture

Game museum keeps coin-operated antiques alive and flipping

Dan Zelinsky is the owns and operates the Musée Mechanique at Pier 45
Eva Soncin

The Musée Mechanique at San Francisco's Pier 45 brings together two of the city’s greatest tourist draws: history and entertainment. It’s an arcade, with some of the oldest and most rare games in the industry.

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