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New Pinball Dictionary: Bricklayer / Bricklaying / Brickhouse
Mar21

New Pinball Dictionary: Bricklayer / Bricklaying / Brickhouse

A series of unsuccessful shots occurring over an extended period of playtime. This can result in extreme frustration, colorful language or skyrocketing levels of near insanity as play continues.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Warden
Feb14

New Pinball Dictionary: Warden

An advanced flipper technique which involves slightly moving a cradled ball to leave enough room to also capture another ball that is incoming, so that both balls are on the same flipper.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Karma
Jan17

New Pinball Dictionary: Tilt Karma

Occurs when the player makes a miraculous save of the ball that uses up all of their tilt warnings …

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New Pinball Dictionary: Straitjacket
Jan06

New Pinball Dictionary: Straitjacket

The invisible force that can be felt by a player when pinball games are staged as close as possible. Especially when games are right next to each other, with active players on each side, and/or behind them.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Pocket Entry / One in the Pocket
Jan05

New Pinball Dictionary: Pocket Entry / One in the Pocket

Keeping a tournament qualifying entry either unfinished or purposefully not starting one you’ve purchased as the qualifying time moves onward throughout the day.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Unicorn
Jan04

New Pinball Dictionary: Unicorn

An entry submitted during a ticket-based format that contains a number-one ranked score on every game played within that ticket.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Threading
Jan03

New Pinball Dictionary: Threading

Barely flipping a very fast moving ball that is heading for a drain down the middle, such that it goes off of the center post, under the opposite flipper, up the outlane and back into play.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Bathroom Stall / Restroom Stall
Jan02

New Pinball Dictionary: Bathroom Stall / Restroom Stall

A “strategy” that can be used during the Final Rounds of a tournament where there is a stipulation that the player choosing a game to play MUST choose a game not currently being played by someone else.
(AKA “no waiting for games”)

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New Pinball Dictionary: Icarus Round
Jan01

New Pinball Dictionary: Icarus Round

The Pinburgh round where a player gets owned after previously performing well above their own perceived level of competition.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Final Destination
Jun08

New Pinball Dictionary: Final Destination

When you pull off an amazing save, only to experience a swift and irretrievable death with the ball’s next action.

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