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Originally posted by Munkeycop Munkeycop wrote:

Hi everyone, we've just added a new blogpost that walks you through the layout that we are planning. 


Looks good and I think you are making good use of the space.  I still think you need a couple of good title pinball machines though, maybe against the back corner.

Your call of course, but I think you might be missing a trick without pinball.
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We do love a good pinball machine and it is something that we have discussed. At the moment the issue is space, partly in the location itself (we want to make the most of what we've got) but also where we live. Right now we've sacrificed a fair chunk of living space at our houses storing the cabs going into the venue. Between us I don't think we can fit a pinball machine anywhere and if we can save costs on having to use a storage space prior to moving in then all the better. 
Hopefully further down the line when we are looking at getting the basement up and running that is when we'll start looking at pinball machines. 

Quick question though, we've spotted at Arcade Club that most of the Pinball Machines are on the over 18s floor and the ones on the retro floor are marked up for 'Over 18s only'. Is there some kind of licensing or gambling restriction in play for pinball machines that we've not spotted?
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Originally posted by Munkeycop Munkeycop wrote:

We do love a good pinball machine and it is something that we have discussed. At the moment the issue is space, partly in the location itself (we want to make the most of what we've got) but also where we live. Right now we've sacrificed a fair chunk of living space at our houses storing the cabs going into the venue. Between us I don't think we can fit a pinball machine anywhere and if we can save costs on having to use a storage space prior to moving in then all the better. 
Hopefully further down the line when we are looking at getting the basement up and running that is when we'll start looking at pinball machines. 

Quick question though, we've spotted at Arcade Club that most of the Pinball Machines are on the over 18s floor and the ones on the retro floor are marked up for 'Over 18s only'. Is there some kind of licensing or gambling restriction in play for pinball machines that we've not spotted?

That is a fair point, they do take up a larger space once set up, but you can store them upright (coin box up) without any legs, taking up the same footprint of an arcade can when in stoarge.  Your arcade game selction is really good, so I guess it would be what to store and when.

The space looks really good though mate.

No such age restrictions on pinball machines, any age can play the machines themselves.  Maybe its in the over 18s atAC due to certain themes (Playboy for example)? 
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Originally posted by Munkeycop Munkeycop wrote:

Quick question though, we've spotted at Arcade Club that most of the Pinball Machines are on the over 18s floor and the ones on the retro floor are marked up for 'Over 18s only'. Is there some kind of licensing or gambling restriction in play for pinball machines that we've not spotted?

Maybe ask Andy why he does this
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It's Coz Kids Generally Abuse the Machines..!
Altho many Adults do too..!! Dead



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Originally posted by Hurray Banana Hurray Banana wrote:

Originally posted by Munkeycop Munkeycop wrote:

Quick question though, we've spotted at Arcade Club that most of the Pinball Machines are on the over 18s floor and the ones on the retro floor are marked up for 'Over 18s only'. Is there some kind of licensing or gambling restriction in play for pinball machines that we've not spotted?

Maybe ask Andy why he does this

Good Idea ;)

Pinballs are age restricted at AC because of the damage caused by people/children who can't play pinball!
Children would continually press the flipper buttons for many minutes (even if the ball is nowhere near the flippers) - this doesn't let the solenoids cool down and causes all sorts of problems, pulling right back (leaning back) on the plungers, also we found children under the tables and using the booster stools to climb on the glass - a small minority of people just don't give a sh*t what their children get up too :(
One of the biggest problems was/is people pressing the start button 4+ times and starting a 4 player game, making you have to play through 4 dead games to get a game yourself - this also introduced people turning the machines on/off to reset the game :/ 
so I took the quite drastic measure of banning the little buggers :D *but* a pass will be issued for children who can play pinball sensibly (under supervision) 

I have a solution to all these problems that will be revealed in the near future ;)

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So in summary, you would have gotten away with if it weren't for them pesky kids. LOL

Thanks Andy. That all makes perfect sense. Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote big10p Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2018 at 4:17pm
God, that reminds me of a little kid that used to 'play' the pinball at my local. He'd stand on a chair and just constantly mash the flipper buttons. Aaaargh! Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Munkeycop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 6:11pm
Hi everyone. 

We've added a new FAQ page to our website if you want to take a look.
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Just noticed the game over page

Shame as I was looking forward to going.

Some arcade machines for sale though by the looks of it.
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I wonder what happened. That is a shame.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tedward Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jun 2018 at 11:21am
It's such a shame to hear that it hasn't gone through. With the article in Bournemouth newspaper, numerous machines, and great social media activity hyping up the place, it seemed nothing could go wrong, but this epitomises the riskiness of a retro arcade/bar :( Just seen on first page that you guys left your previous jobs to do this too, this must be a horrible experience.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bods Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2018 at 11:42am
It is a shame

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