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History of the Pinball Machine

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Pinball Did you know that the first pinball game, then called Bagatelle, was first created by tilting a Billiard table in 18th century France?

We learned a lot by visiting this site on Pinball History but also were sad to read that only one manufacturer is still manufacturing pinball machines today. While the machines themselves may have met their match from PlayStation and Xbox, the term "tilt" is well cemented in our language and is likely not to be forgotten anytime soon.

Pinball Chronology of Features

1871 – Ball Shooter
1931 – Coin Operated Machine
1934 – Tilt
1947 – Flipper
1962 – Multi Balls