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Hoodie Preorders Now Open


Hoodie modeling by the Grand Lizard

We’re finally doing another run of Buffalo Pinball skull design hoodies! These are pricey to produce so we are taking pre-orders (also, we heard pinball people love preorders). So here’s the deal:

  • Hoodies will be printed and available by Nov. 30
  • Two color skull design on back, Buffalo Pinball pop bumper logo on front, printed locally by ArgyBargy Printing on high-quality American Apparel hoodies.

Domino’s Pinball Launch Party and Tournament: Oct. 29 at Pocketeer!

dominos-launch-flyerWe’re teaming up with Domino’s, Spooky Pinball and Pocketeer Billiards and Bar to bring the FIRST launch party for the new Domino’s Spectacular Pinball Adventure pinball machine to Buffalo, NY! Here’s the details:

When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to midnight

Where: Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY

Tournament details and format:

  • High score tournament on the new Domino’s machine
  • Qualifying is from 5-11 p.m. (No qualfying games will be started past 10:59 p.m.)
  • Open qualifying, come and go as you please
  • Top eight high scores will go to the playoffs
  • Playoffs will be two rounds and begin at 11 p.m.
  • Entries are just $1 per high score attempt (plus coin drop)
  • Unused entries will not be refunded
  • This is an IFPA-endorsed event and you’ll WPPR points
  • It’s a fun, casual tournament – all skill levels are welcome!

Stop down, hang out and check out the latest release from Spooky Pinball. We’ll have giveaways from Domino’s and Spooky Pinball all night. As it’s Halloween weekend, costumes are encouraged. Watch out for the NOID!



Twitch Livestream from Jersey Jack Pinball July 23!

jjpWe’re taking the “Bro, do you even pinball?” show on the road and will be livestreaming Jersey Jack Pinball’s “The Hobbit” live from the Jersey Jack factory at 1 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, July 23!

Jersey Jack himself, Jack Guarnieri will join us as a special guest for the show.

Follow Buffalo Pinball on Twitch at to be notified when we go live and be sure to jump in the chat and ask questions about JJP, the Hobbit and more.

See you guys then!

New “Bro, do you even pinball?” shirts now available!

Our latest limited-run shirt design! This shirt features a distressed-look version of the logo for our Twitch show, “Bro, do you even pinball?” on the front, and a small Buffalo Pinball pop bumper logo centered in the shoulder area on the back. High quality screen printed on American Apparel shirts.

Available in sizes medium to XXXL. Grab one over on our merch page.

Buffalo Pinball in Gameroom Magazine #3

Issue #3 of Gameroom Magazine started hitting subscriber’s mailboxes today and features a four page spread highlighting Buffalo Pinball and Pocketeer Billiards and Bar. The story is titled “Pool and Pinball” and documents the resurgence of pinball in Western New York, our many leagues and tournaments, our Twitch stream and the explosion of new pins at Pocketeer.

As of this writing, issue 3 of the magazine is not yet for sale on the Gameroom Magazine site, but should be available soon (UPDATE: The issue is now available). In the meantime you can check out some other photos of the magazine over at Pinball Supernova.

Other stories in the issue include :

  • The Game House
  • Tales of the Silver Ball
  • Undercade
  • Star Wars Tribute
  • Gaming and Film
  • Former Fugitive
  • Chance Collection
  • Calling All Game Rooms
  • Freeplay Florida Expo

Buffalo Pinball at RetroGameCon

rgcBuffalo Pinball is headed to RetroGameCon in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, Nov. 14! We’ll be hanging out, giving pinball tutorials and streaming live to our Twitch channel throughout the day. Watch for a live “Bro, do you even pinball?” battle versus Shane Luis of Rerez and more.

There will be a number of additional games and a single-game IFPA tournament going on as well, which you can read about here. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hi!

You can watch the stream right here once we go live:

Pinball…at an art gallery?

Last Friday, Buffalo Pinball participated in Animotion, a giant party and fundraiser for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery that kicked off the opening of the gallery’s latest exhibition, Screen Play: Life in an Animated World.

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We set up two machines for the event: the classic Williams Grand Prix electromechanical (EM) pinball from 1976, and a more modern solid-state DMD game, Williams No Fear from 1995. In addition, Lawless Gaming brought two more EMs: Diamond Jack and Pop-A-Card.

The games were full of players all night, with gamers of all ages trying their hand at a few rounds of pinball. Thanks to the Albright-Knox for inviting us out and to everyone who stopped by to play!

New t-shirts available, hoodies open for pre-order

We’ve got new shirts! The back features a brand new two-color skull design and the front has a small Buffalo Pinball logo on the left breast area.

T-shirts are $15 each. Sizes available: small to XL. Email to order. Add $5 for USPS shipping, allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. We can also bring them to the Wrestlemania launch party at Pocketeer on April 10.

We are also taking pre-orders for hoodies. They have the same design as the new t-shirts and are printed on super nice zip-up American Apparel hoodies.

Cost will be $50 each for hoodies. To pre-order, email with the size you want. Payment will be due when they’re ready to go.

All apparel is printed by Argybargy Printing in Buffalo.

Upstate pinballers headed to New York State IFPA Championship in NYC Feb. 7

ifpa-state-championship-series-v2-300x274Nine players from upstate New York are headed to New York City on Feb. 7 to play in the IFPA State Championship at Sunshine Laundromat and Pinball in Brooklyn. That’s triple the number of players from our area who attended last year!

Congratulations to the following players from western and central New York who made the cut:

  • Nick Lane
  • Eric Russell
  • Bruce Nightingale
  • Ron Hallett Jr.
  • Amos Hanley
  • Jordan Nittoli
  • Kevin Manne
  • Ron Hallett Sr.
  • Jason Plourde

You can read more about the IFPA State Championship Series or see the full list of 16 players for the state tournament below.


Livestreaming pinball on

Buffalo Pinball has jumped into the livestreaming game with a channel on Twitch. We broadcast our first test stream yesterday with some action on Stern’s Sopranos. In on the stream were Nick Lane, Kevin Manne, Bret Wallace and Jay Fairbrother. Watch for some gameplay tips and a glorious tilt out during stacked multiball.

Be sure to follow us on Twitch to receive alerts when we go live with future broadcasts!

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