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Pinball is a type of arcade game in which points are scored by a player manipulating one or more steel balls on a play field inside a glass-covered cabinet called a pinball machine. The primary objective of the game is to score as many points as possible. Points are earned when the ball strikes different targets on the play field. A drain is situated at the bottom of the play field, partially protected by player-controlled plastic bats called flippers. A game ends after all the balls fall into the drain.

Pinball Evolution

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In the 1800s, an inventor named Montague Redgrave invented a game where a coiled spring and a plunger thrust a marble toward a series of pins.  The player tried to knock over as many pins as possible.  By the 1930s, manufacturers were producing coin-operated versions of the game, which had become known as “marble games” or “pin games”.

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