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I never realized an article about my little arcade could turn into a world wide viral thing. It leaves me in a weird place because now I’ve had hundreds of requests from people to visit, when this isn’t a business and I’m not trying to monetize it. Obviously a real brick & mortar business would have loved all the attention, but I don’t know what to do with it.

Then came more media requests and TV requests. I’ll have to let the dust settle before I decide what I will do next. In the meantime I will continue to update this site as a blog about what I do with my arcade.

There’s been interest in the arcade due to the Toronto Life article. As mentioned, the arcade is a private collection, but on occasion we’ve opened it up for a charity night. I’ve created an email address for people interested to be put on a list.

You can email your interest to:

guestlistrequest@frolicsarcade.com

Outside of this, this isn’t a business, so it isn’t available for private bookings or rentals.

Other places to play:

There are multiple leagues that play regularly in and around Toronto:

Toronto Pinball League – plays every Monday at venues around the GTA.

City Pinball – Plays regularly in Toronto.

Bluff’s Pinball League – Plays regularly in Scarborough

DRAPL Pinball League – Plays regularly in Durham and east of Toronto.

There is also

The Church of the Silver Ball – Open most weekends in Mississauga.

Happy Flipping!

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After much effort, my NIB Tron is here.

Welcome to my blog where I will document my progression building a personal pinball arcade!

I played pinball as a kid and teenager at the arcade, and as an adult I had always wanted one. It wasn’t until recently though that I discovered others had been building home arcades with multiple machines.

Multiple machines seems to keep things more interesting than just 1 in the corner. You can have multiple people over all playing together, running tournaments, etc.

A pinball is like a piece of modern art, and great to show off and demo to people.

When I moved into my current house out of our previous 2-bedroom apartment, having the basement available meant I could finally realize the dream. The basement is on the small side (older house), but I think it will do the job for now.

When I move, a proper games room will be a big feature we will be looking for in our next house.