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New Pinball Dictionary: Scorekeepers Hour
Jan18

New Pinball Dictionary: Scorekeepers Hour

As a reward for the volunteers who perform scorekeeping duties during the competition …

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New Pinball Dictionary: van Pelt Kickback
Jan07

New Pinball Dictionary: van Pelt Kickback

Named after Lucille “Lucy” van Pelt, a fictional character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts …

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New Pinball Dictionary: Victory Plunge
Jan04

New Pinball Dictionary: Victory Plunge

Occurs when the last player of the last ball of the game already has a higher score than the other players before starting. As a result, they can just plunge, walk away and allow the last ball to drain.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Dr. J.
Jan01

New Pinball Dictionary: Dr. J.

It’s a “beautiful” drain.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Hi-Five / High-Five
Dec29

New Pinball Dictionary: Hi-Five / High-Five

When the same player currently holds all 5 spots on a game’s high score board.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Tech. Pass
Dec27

New Pinball Dictionary: Tech. Pass

When a ball is shot from one flipper, the ball gets stuck and is moved to the other flipper or the shooter lane …

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New Pinball Dictionary: Paragone
Dec25

New Pinball Dictionary: Paragone

The inevitable, no-flip house ball on Paragon.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Placebo Power / Phantom Power
Nov23

New Pinball Dictionary: Placebo Power / Phantom Power

When “The Power” magnet has been disabled on The Addams Family, but you could SWEAR it’s still on.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Butterflippers
Nov09

New Pinball Dictionary: Butterflippers

A term used to describe various kinds of flipper errors, especially on occasions where the player would usually be able to control the ball, but somehow does not.

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New Pinball Dictionary: Brain Drain
Nov07

New Pinball Dictionary: Brain Drain

The brain goes too far ahead of itself while considering which shots, strategies, conditions, points you need, hits remaining and other tasks to do in the game …

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