The arcade fire down below

class=img_thumbleft>Since 2001, the

Twin Cities Pinball Enthusiasts

have been searching arcades, bars, and bowling alleys for the area's best machines. If you're looking to slam down a roll of quarters and taunt everyone with your mad ballin' skills, go someplace else. The TCPE is not a league, but rather a group of people who enjoy noncompetitive play. We asked Jennifer McGaffey, the group's spokesperson, and her supple-of-wrist brethren for some of their favorite games (and just a few of the places where they can be found. For a comprehensive list of locations, check out the

Twin Cities Pinball Database


Medieval Madness: Maplewood Lanes, Southtown Lanes, Groveland Tap, West Side Lanes

The Simpsons Pinball Party: Billy's Bar & Grill, Burnsville Bowl, Drkula's 32 Bowl, Gringo's Cantina, Triple Rock Social Club

Twilight Zone: Bugg's Place, SS Billiards

Lord of the Rings: CC Club, Elsie's Restaurant Bar & Bowling, First Avenue, Stub and Herb's, Tuttle's Bowling, Bar & Grill

NASCAR: Flaherty's Arden Bowl, MacKenzie's, Mortimer's

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