Ultimate Colorado Pinball & Gamer Festival Experience
Play hundreds of pinball, retro console & classic arcade video games June 8-10, 2018
Clear your calendar the weekend of June 8-10, 2018, for three amazing days in Denver, Colorado, with hundreds of pinball, retro console and classic arcade video games to play for free with admission. Play a huge game list and variety of themes in pinball machines and classic arcade video games -- No Quarters Needed. Play, buy, sell, mod, repair, tournament, meetup, and have fun. Game on!
Need a "Things to do" for the weekend of June 8-10, 2018? Grab the friends and escape, bring the family, make it a weekend away, an awesome date night, or dare we say play hooky from work?
Experience the sights, sounds, and excitement of hands-on games. Play hundreds of games for fun, or compete in pinball and arcade tournaments for all ages and skill levels with trophies, cash or prizes. Meetups with special pinball and arcade gamer celebrity guests from industry and across this amazing community.
Can you find yourself and friends in these festival photos?
It is like the comicon for pinball, retro console, classic arcade video! Gameroom exhibitors of all types of games, parts, and collectibles are under one roof at this once-a-year festival for you to play, buy and sell. If they are a major name in pinball and arcade gaming, they are here.
Play all the games you want with admission. Interested in honing your pinball play and improving gaming skills? Want the industry low-down and to be an insider on innovations? We have that covered. Take a break from playing to join meetups and seminars hosted by industry insiders and celebrity guests -- designers, modders, programmers, artists, and entrepreneurs galore.
Join your friends and fellow pinheads and gamers in this amazing community of people at the Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo June 8-10, 2018.
Fans have made the Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo one of the oldest and best-loved player's shows with fantastic games. We work with your community input to make our festival an innovative experience every year. We are psyched to celebrate 15 years of pinball and gaming awesomeness at your Rocky Mtn. Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo.
A taste from 2017
PAPA Circuit Event Thank you to the pinball community for your support in making Pinball Showdown a PAPA circuit event. Tournaments follow standard PAPA/IFPA rules. Welcome Brandon Wheeler as the 2017 tournament director.
Arcade tournaments New this year, sponsored by Hyperspace Arcade join in on classic arcade game tournaments. Anyone up for a knock-out style challenge on six of your favorite arcade games?
Dialed In pinball machine by Jersey Jack Pinball will be at the festival. Be one of the first to play west of Texas!
Meet pinball designer Eric Meunier with Jersey Jack Pinball -- he is the youngest engineer and fresh blood in this reborn industry -- to hear about the electrical engineering behind his work in The Hobbit, Wizard of OZ, and the latest JJP release, Dialed In. Meunier is the designer for the next game out of the Jersey Jack shop -- we wonder what it will be ...
Talk shop with Q*Bert designer and actor Warren Davis, who rolled out this 1982 Gottlieb arcade powerhouse during the golden age of video games. His work in digitization systems used in video games from the 1980s thru mid-90s allowed live-action actors to be placed in games, such as the much-loved Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam series.
Bad Guys Doing Good 12-4 pm Saturday and Sunday meet, get your selfie, and play games with special visitors from a galaxy far, far away.
Multi-state Rocky Mtn. Throwdown Leagues in Denver and neighbor states are getting together to have a friendly, multi-state league tournament at the festival. Are you going to represent in the Rocky Mtn. Throwdown? Spread the word! We are the first and only festival to host this regional community tournament.
Getting pinball machines show-ready and handling common fixes -- learn from local favorite Kevin McCarthy and family in a workshop to solve what plagues you in pinball and arcade games.
Spiderman Shop Talk Join Dean Grover's meetup to learn about recent teamwork with George Gomez and Stern Pinball to program the Spiderman pinball home version and to hear his Williams experiences. Bonus - see Dean’s Spiderman whitewood and engineering prototype.
Pinball Leagues - ask questions of a multi-state league player panel on what a league is, and how and where you join to play in these casual and competitive tournaments.
Come see a workshop on pinball playing tips and tricks with local favorite, Ryan Wanger of Comet Pinball.
Women in Pinball get a new perspective on technique, involvement, inclusiveness, and more with this stellar panel of women players hosted by Haley Gabbard of the Belles and Chimes, Colorado's own women's pinball league.
Talk Arcade Shop with Xyla DuVal of Hyperspace Arcade about the challenges of operating an authentic '80s-style retro arcade.
Game Over Denver Concert is a full MAGFest line up of original 8-bit and retro inspired musical acts, as well as video game cover songs and effects by visual artist Orchidz3ro: Dr. Zilog, Rainbowdragoneyes, Aethernaut, and Terminals.
Extra Life Denver This guild exists to help sick and injured kids by recruiting gamers in the Denver area to join the Extra Life movement. Come meet them as they play video games for this great cause and learn more about joining their guild.
Get the full special-access experience with the gamer packages, featuring bonus hours, exclusive invitations, and special access.
Pinball pontification Come meet and hear Don Walton Jr. and Jeff Rivera, hosts of The Pinball Podcast, an online program dedicated to hard-hitting, soul-shaking, pinball pontification.
Giving back to the community We've been quiet about this for 14 years because we think of it as the right thing to do, not a PR stunt. A lot of folks have suggested we let you know that we give back every year to our larger community in multiple ways from monetary donations to volunteering to sponsorship. Want to know more? Just ask.
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2018 Play and stay