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    Show your fam’ this hidden Tucson gem this weekend

    D&D Pinball is the perfect place to go to enjoy a night of friendly fun and games for just a few quarters.

    Located at 331 E. Seventh St. just west of Fourth Avenue, D&D Pinball is the largest pinball arcade in Arizona and the only pinball arcade in Tucson.

    The arcade opened two years ago and has since become a growing presence in Tucson’s community, dedicated to preserving the art, fun and sport of pinball.

    “We’re hoping to preserve pinball in Tucson,” said co-owner Robert Noble. “We’re slowly growing a quarter at a time. The fact that we’re still open says a lot about Tucson and pinball.”

    Noble went on to say that video games hold a huge presence, but pinball is unique.

    “Pinball is just plain fun. You don’t have to be great at pinball to have a great time, and we have something for everyone,” Noble said.

    The most popular machines at D&D are “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones Pinball Adventure,” “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” “South Park” and “The Simpsons Pinball Party,” but there are about 25 pinball machines to choose from.

    Recently, there has been a new machine added to the collection with a “Walking Dead” theme.

    The arcade provides a light and fun atmosphere for families, friends.

    Along with free play, D&D also hosts pinball championships every month and the state championships every February.

    The arcade also provides an impromptu seating area at the front with two red couches that are perfect for a quick break.

    If you and your family are looking for some cheap and local fun that’s near the university’s campus, D&D Pinball provides both.
    Instead of not taking advantage of your parents’ company, support Tucson businesses along Fourth Avenue.

    D&D is open from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays, 1-10 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-11 p.m. on Fridays, and 12-11 p.m. on Saturdays. The arcade is closed Mondays.

    Be sure to look for the colorful, flashing machine lights, the loud, vivacious sounds of pinball and the ambient chatter of people bonding and having a great time together.

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