Resources

By far, the Mystic Krewe’s most valuable resource is our people.  We have an amazing group of, helpful, creative, super-cool, talented men and women who make up our ranks.  From lawyers to contractors, engineers to entrepreneurs, if there’s something you need assistance with, one of us can help.

In addition, members have various resources that are available for use by fellow members upon request and approval.  We maintain a number of venues and arrays of equipment and resources, including our private collection of video and pinball arcade equipment, Internet sound and video and cybercasting studio (to record/produce small events, classes, presentations and optionally broadcast them online), a video production/editing suite with the latest hardware and software to produce high-quality video production, animation, rendering, etc., office and rental storage spaces, and a well-equipped workshop capable of handling a wide variety of needs from fabrication to electronics work to woodworking.

 

 

Media & Press Information

PR about the Mystic Krewe and the PinChurch – feel free to re-use or re-publish this copy:

The “PinChurch” is one of the secret lairs of the Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball, a “21st century social aid and pleasure club” that is one part social group, one part benevolent organization, one part makerspace and one part business incubator. It also houses a state-of-the-art broadcasting, recording and cybercast studio as well as the South’s largest collection of lovingly-restored vintage pinball and arcade games. The PinChurch was crafted from an abandoned church building that sat vacant and gutted for seven years post-Katrina. Nestled in an undisclosed location “in the New Orleans area” it serves as a nucleus for a wide variety of activities from pinball tournaments to classes and concerts. For more information on the Mystic Krewe and how you might join, visit: http://MysticKrewe.com/about

Additional media resources and pictures at: http://mystickrewe.com/press

Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor New Orleans!

The Mystic Krewe currently manages two separate arcades in the NOLA area.  One of them, called the “PinChurch” is a private venue for members of the Mystic Krewe (We regret that due to various reasons we can’t open the PinChurch to the general public – many of the games are very old and fragile and we lack the resources to operate that space as a commercial/public operation).  However, the MKPP (The Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor)  is a public arcade space open to all every day except Tuesdays.
We hope to make more spaces and games publicly available in the future (if you are or know a entrepreneur or restaurateur that is looking for a partnership with someone like us, contact us).   Right now, the MKPP is the largest single array of vintage pinball machines in a public space in the New Orleans area.

Where to play pinball in New Orleans?

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Play pinball in New Orleans!

Open July 8th, 2015 is our first flagship public venue, the Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor New Orleans!

Located at 2315 St. Claude in the heart of the exploding St. Roch area of New Orleans, nestled among many super-hip landmarks is our space, shared with the amazing Mediterranean restaurant called “Kebab.”

Usually open until 10-11pm on weekdays and 11-12pm on weekends – possibly later during the Fall. Come enjoy our vintage arcade of classic pinball machines, set up to be fun and challenging. We will be holding lots of cool events and activities there — stay tuned!

And the food.. well the food there is AMAZE-BALLS!

Pinball New Orleans Kebab Bar Restaurant

The Pinball parlor is inside the Kebab building/restaurant

The Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor is open and available to everybody – it contains a small sampling mkpp01bof some of the games in our collection, with all games set at 0.50/play. We routinely move games in and out of the space. It’s just a taste of what members experience at the PinChurch.

For more information visit our Facebook Page.

Also find us on Yelp: New Orleans Pinball


Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor LEAGUE!

The Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor league is now forming!   Have you ever wanted to play competitive pinball?  Come join our weekly league – open to all regardless of skill level!

Competitions are weekly, every Monday.  Don’t worry if you can’t make all the events.  The league will go on for several months.  Prizes for winners each event.  Play one event, or play more!   Get your name in the world pinball database and receive a seed/ranking!

For more details and to sign up.   Visit the League Page Here.

Cartels

The Mystic Krewe has created a number of sub-groups we call, “Cartels” that involve specific areas of interest. Members plan and collaborate various projects in the cartels via private mailing lists, Facebook groups as well as via separate meetings.

Any member interested in any subject is free to form a Cartel within the group and begin collaboration. We use all available resources to foster the success of these groups and their projects.

Some of the MK Cartels include:

  •  Podcasting – Members collaborate on creating podcasts, how-to, share experience and technology
  • Home Brewing – MK Members have extensive experience brewing a wide variety of tasty substances
  •  Electronics – Regardless of your level of knowledge or interest, this Cartel is helpful and fun
  • Gaming – The Gaming cartel hosts regular “game nights” at the PC featuring all manner of strategy, board, card, and computer games.
  • Video Production – The Video cartel works on learning and becoming better at video production, editing, animation, etc. We meet and do classes and share technique – all levels welcome.
  •  Audio Production – The Audio team manages the MK’s ProTools studio as well as other resources
  • The “Roundtable” – On certain occasions, select members gather and share thoughts with each other about their personal situations.  Sometimes you just need to vent; maybe you need advice on a certain life/vocation choice, or maybe you’ve simply got an amusing story you want to tell?  The Roundtable is a great place for that.  It goes without saying that we are supportive of each other, but the idea of creating a semi-formal forum where people are encouraged to get things off their chest or ask others how they might address situations gives more people the opportunity to get to know each other and help.

… and many more!

The PinChurch™

livefrompc_capThe PinChurch™ is a special, multi-purpose space developed by the Mystic Krewe. It’s also the location of our critically-acclaimed “Live @ the PinChurch” concert series, as well as a focal point of social and business activities for the Mystic Krewe.

The PinChurch (or “PC”) as we call it, started out fairly modest, as an abandoned building that sat for 7 years prior to being flooded during Hurricane Katrina.  The members of the Mystic Krewe resurrected this space and have turned it into a special place.

The PinChurch needed a lot of work

The PinChurch needed a lot of work – it took more than a year and Mike’s entire life-savings to get the space up to code.

The Mystic Krewe’s flagship project is the renovation and restoration of a 1940s-era Church building that was flooded & destroyed during Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area. This building had been abandoned for more than seven years before Mike and his team discovered it and negotiated a deal to purchase the property and turn it into their private studio and workshop.

It took more than 18 months of hard work on the part of Mike and volunteer members of the Mystic Krewe to slowly bring the building back into compliance. The entire building was gutted and rebuilt from the inside-out, with new wiring, plumbing, drainage, framing, drywall, paint, heating & AC, flooring, etc.
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The PinChurch™ is an ongoing project, ever-evolving. It is our principal canvas that the Mystic Krewe experiments in and on. The luxury of actually owning a building means our group and its projects have a solid foundation from which to prosper. The property and the club is part of a trust set up by the founder, to ensure that in the future, the legacy of the Mystic Krewe will live on and be able to inspire others for generations to come, in the tradition of other benevolent groups and collectives.

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Today, the PinChurch houses the South’s largest collection of vintage pinball machines, covering every era from the 1930s to modern day. We also have a state-of-the-art recording and broadcast/cybercast studio, as well as a workshop and makerspace, and room for classrooms, meeting rooms and business ventures.

We have also begun hosting special, private concerts and live internet broadcasts of national and local acts, speakers, bands, talks and more. Here is a sampling of some of the “Live @ the PinChurch” concert series:

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The PinChurch is also used as a practice/rehearsal space, recording studio, workshop and makerspace. We are working on setting up high-end industrial/fabrication equipment like 3D printers and CnC machines.

We also routinely hold classes covering various topics from electronics (beginner as well as advanced classes), welding, stained glass, music, marketing, video editing and whatever subjects our members are interested in.

The PinChurch will also begin featuring regular live concerts by both local and national acts, with live broadcasting on the Internet.

Want to find out more about our group and possibly join us?  See this page.

Want to contact us?

PinChurch F.A.Q.

Is the PinChurch open to the general public?

Unfortunately, no.  It’s not practical for us to operate the place in any public capacity.  It remains a private space. However, we are actively looking to partner with someone in the area to place a large number of games in a single spot so the public can enjoy them – if you can help contact us! We expect that very soon, we will have a public space filled with the games we’ve restored that will be open to everyone. Stay tuned!! Or better yet, if you know a restauranteur, entrepreneur or club owner that wants to work with us to bring an upscale pinball parlor back to the city, contact us!

Is it possible for people to visit the PinChurch?

It depends.  Those who donate or offer machines to us can definitely visit. At this time the space is mainly accessible to members of the Mystic Krewe.  We do occasionally allow visitors, especially those who may offer donations to help support our group.  At this point in time, we are struggling to get the regular funds we need to continue renovations and improvements and cover expenses.  In the future, the space may be more open, but for right now, access is limited.

For more information on the PinChurch and access, see the main FAQ regarding the Mystic Krewe and other areas in the “About” section of the main top menu.

You seem to have regular special events, concerts and other things going on. How can I attend?

Most of our events are private and mainly open to members. If you are interested in becoming a member, click on the “Membership” link above and read the FAQ in “About Us”. We do sometimes allow people to attend events, classes, talks, and concerts – it varies from event-to-event, but dues-paying members always have the inside track. Our dues-paying members are the life-blood of keeping the place open so they get first priority with all events and space is usually limited because we aim to keep these events very intimate and special. However, we also regularly broadcast the events online for the public. To be kept aware of public events, subscribe to our announcement mailing list.

Is it possible to rent the space for an event, studio recording, broadcasting, classes, rehearsal, etc?

On occasion we do make the space available.   Contact us for more details.

Is it possible to rent some pinball machines or have you bring some to an event we might be throwing somewhere else?

Yes, that is possible.  We can rent machines or host tournaments or other competitions in association with events.  We have done this in the past at bars, restaurants, conventions, private parties, etc.  Contact us for more details.

How does one get invited to one of the events you host, such as live concerts or tournaments?

It varies based on the event, but usually, the events are mainly open to members of the Mystic Krewe and friends of those hosting or performing.  Access is limited, but we often broadcast the event live on the Internet for everyone to enjoy.

My band would like to perform at the PinChurch.  Is this possible?

Anything is possible.  At this point we are booking mostly national acts or prominent regional acts, but are open to any artists that are exceptionally good and creative that our membership may appreciate, so feel free to contact us with details on your proposal.

Do you repair pinball machines and similar equipment?

We have a team that can help repair other peoples’ games and electronic equipment.  It depends upon the items and the nature of the problem at your budget.  Contact us.

I/My Friend has an old pinball machine he may want to sell or donate.  Do you all acquire machines?

Absolutely.  We are always interested in expanding our museum of games.  We also have special arrangements for those who donate or give us great deals on games — visitation privileges!  🙂    If we aren’t interested in your game, we can probably find someone who is and help you sell it, too.

 

Workshop

The Mystic Krewe’s flagship project, the PinChurch, houses a custom-built workshop that is designed to handle just about any kind of project needed.  While the space is an ongoing project itself, ever-evolving with more features, tools, equipment and decor, it is already serving as a great place to build, repair and plan.
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The workshop is designed to have everything we may need to work on projects, from repairing and restoring, to manufacturing and fabrication. Delicate work on electronics of all types, arts and crafts projects, renovation and restoration, as well as arts and crafts and the exploration of new cutting-edge technology.

From metal fabrication to woodworking; from an electronics workbench to painting stations the MK Workshop has a formidable array of tools and parts to handle a wide variety of jobs.  In the near future, we will be adding lots of high-end fabrication, CnC, milling equipment, laser-cutters and other systems.

 

Wisdom Studios

Wisdom Studios has moved from its former location to the PinChurch and is now managed by the Mystic Krewe.

Operating since 1992, Wisdom Studios is a private recording, performance, cybercasting venue in the New Orleans area.  The space is also available for rental or rehearsal.

Wisdom Studios is a full-featured recording studio, with both digital and analog multi-track recording facilities, modern and vintage equipment and microphones as well as outboard processing equipment.

Available for recording, private parties, cybercasting, press conferences, classes, and other events.

Amenities:

  • 3200+ watt 7.1 sound/PA system
  • Multiple high-definition video/projection screens
  • high security facility in safe area with CCTV, alarms and 24/7 physical security.
  • multi-level stage
  • full bandstand with high-quality backline (Yamaha drums, Ampeg, Fender, SWR, Marshall, etc.)
  • monitor subsystem
  • custom light truss setup with large array of DMX-controlled LED, Par and other lighting FX
  • programmable lasers, fog and various FX
  • Dedicated ProTools recording desk
  • 100% climate controlled/AC
  • Kitchen, lounge and entertainment facilities
  • Custom, high-speed internet provisioned for high-quality audio/video streaming
  • Custom high-end streaming server that runs the same systems used by uStream, YouTube and others – capable of HD live broadcast streaming.
  • Large array of HD camera equipment, including ceiling-mounted remote-controlled programmable cameras
  • Video editing/production suite featuring Adobe Premier Pro and other software & hardware

Rates and Availability

Wisdom Studios is typically a private studio that panders to clientele by invitation.  We do occasionally accept contract work and small or large jobs.  Contact us for details or an appointment.

Rates vary but for reference, here are our typical professional rates:

Studio Time, individual blocks: $100-$200/hr depending upon needs and engineering staff

Half-day studio block: $600-$800

Rental space for rehearsal (includes backline and PA): $40/hr (minimum of 3 hours)

Artists who have performed and recorded at Wisdom Studios:

Games

The Mystic Krewe maintains one of the largest collections of vintage pinball machines in the South and the largest collection of games in Louisiana.

Here are a few of the games in our collection:

Latest arrivals:

Latest Games – It’s quite common for us to have, sometimes permanently, sometimes for a limited time, the latest Stern, JJP and other games in the space, including favorites like Ghostbusters, Walking Dead, and others.  Our members rotate the latest games in and out.

Escape From The Lost World – An extremely-rare, late-model Bally game, the second-to-last game they produced before merging with Williams.  Utilizing a multi-level playfield, cool Dinosaur theme and crazy sound effects.

JJP Wizard of Oz Limited Edition – We had the first WOZ in the entire region. The latest in technology and one of the most enthralling and deepest pinball games ever created, with spectacular RGB LED lighting, CD-quality-sound, a huge LCD screen in the backbox and dozens of unique playfield features – one of the most epic pinball games ever created.

Wizard! – One of the most-renown “A-list” EM pinball games ever. A very challenging and unique playfield design, and a killer theme from the Who’s “Tommy” featuring the amazing artwork of Dave “Mad Dog” Christensen with Roger Daltry and Anne Margaret on the backglass.

Supersonic – a classic Bally solid state game with beautiful artwork paying homage to the now-defunct Concorde supersonic jet that used to travel between Paris and New York.

Cyclone – arguably one of the best single-ball games ever made.  A classic by one of our favorite team of designers: Barry Oursler and Chris Granner.

Target Pool – 1968 small-flipper Gottlieb wedgehead that is described the world champion pinball player Bowen Kerins as his favorite 60s-era pinball machine.  It really helps you perfect the art of nudging.

Electro-Mechanical games:

Jive Time – 60s era Williams psychedelic/Yellow-Submarine-esque theme with a very cool “wheel of fortune”-like award system.

Four Billion B.C. – One of the top 3 EM pinball machines of all time; a classic “A-list” game among collectors and the reason is this is one of the most creative and sublime playfield and ruleset designs ever, with very innovative layout and logic; multi-ball EM, cross-playfield shooter-lane, zipper-flippers and many other features as well as super-cool artwork of dinosaurs fighting!

Card Whiz – The 2-player version of “Royal Flush”, arguably one of the greatest pinball machines ever made.pinchurch1

Jet Spin – Gottlieb’s highest-ranked pinball machine of all time without any drop targets, featuring two of Gottlieb’s unique playfield features, the roto-target and the vari-target.

Top Spin/”300″ – A bowling-themed game with an asymmetrical playfield layout, backbox animation and a very challenging ruleset.

Apollo – Early Williams game with small flippers celebrating the space program

Fast Draw – A favorite of professional pinball players with a number of unique playfield features including drop targets that un-reset!

Space Odyssey – Another beautiful space-themed pinball machine commemorating the Apollo-Soyuz linkup featuring a constantly moving target.

Surfer – One of Gottlieb’s early fast and furious EM games with great vintage artwork.

Jumping Jack – Drop target heaven and no room to hide in this furious Gottlieb classic.

King Kool – Amazingly-trippy artwork on this card-themed, 4-flipper game that is a real challenge to play.

Lawman – An early Gottlieb game with a large array of drop targets that is fast and fun and sports a number of unique design features.

Big Shot – Pool-themed game with plenty of things to shoot for. You have never seen a game this clean!
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Jacks Open – One of the most-respected pinball games of all time; a classic Gottlieb Wedghead that separates the men from the boys when it comes to ball control talent (and we have the Gottlieb Sys80 remake next to it so you can try the EM and solid state versions)

Target Pool – 1968 small-flipper Gottlieb wedgehead that is described the world champion pinball player Bowen Kerins as his favorite 60s-era pinball machine.  It really helps you perfect the art of nudging.

Abra Cadabra – Another classic Gottlieb Wedgehead with a great ruleset and fun playfield layout. Like many classic Gottliebs of this era, the great Gordon Morrison’s artwork is prominently featured.

Domino – An obscure and not-often-seen early, small-flipper Gottlieb Wedgehead with beautiful artwork and a unique playfield design.

Hi-Lo Ace – A gorgeous classic 70s-era Bally electromechanical add-a-ball game with a very colorful theme.

Grand Slam – A baseball-themed Gottlieb “wedghead” with a very unique playfield and ruleset, where you can actually play pinball and baseball and score extra games by points, as well as how many runs scored!

GulfStream – 1973 Williams game featuring iconic “angular people” artwork that is highly-collectable nowadays.

Love Bug – Extremely rare add-a-ball version of a Williams Doodle Bug with a very unique playfield design and very hip psychedelic artwork.

Delta Queen – A lovely vintage Bally EM with a New Orleans-riverboat theme and a gorgeous backglass.

Museum Pieces:

Big Town – Manufactured in 1940 by Genco, this game is a masterpiece of art-deco.  Only a handful of these games are rumored to still exist!

Carolina – A gorgeous, very-low-played game from 1949 by United.  One of the earliest flipper pinball machines ever made, before flippers were designed in the way we are familiar with today.

Around The World – A 1959 masterpiece by Gottlieb with four flippers and beautiful artwork.

Ballyhoo – The original Bally game, that spawned the name of their company,

from the 1930s.

Humpty Dumpty – The very first pinball machine to use flippers.  This game was found on the north shore and damaged by Katrina but we have parts on display.

Big Dick – A not-safe-for-work special-commission backglass made for the owner of a strip club by famous pinball artist Dave “Mad Dog” Christensen, one of pinball’s greatest artists.  Only a handful of these exist.

Slick Chick – One of the highest-rated EM games ever made.

Hawaii – A very rare 1949 woodrail from United in original/unrestored condition.  One of the last “flipperless” pinball games.

Airborne Avenger – One of the rarest Atari pinball machines ever made with a production run of only 350, and the first game ever designed by “King of Pinball”, Steve Ritchie, plus Steve personally signed the backglass.  Come see this absolutely gorgeous original game, possibly the best-condition of it’s kind?

Early Solid-State games:

Genie – Gottliebs first widebody machine, with multiple playfields and drop targets for days; our version is modded with LED score displays and Pascal Janin’s amazing MPU board that enhances the gameplay and adds many new features.

Mata Hari – One of the most pristine games of this title you will ever see on planet earth – a rare HUO game that plays like the day it was made.

Meteor – Classic early Stern game themed from a 1980s movie.

Haunted House – One of the last single-ball pinball games made by Gottlieb, and highly-cherished and collectable.  With a scary theme, 3 levels and an inverted playfield buried under the main level, this game is a crowd favorite.

Memory Lane – Great bowling-themed game designed by the late Sam Stern

Flash – An early Steve Ritchie game that was the first pinball machine to ever use flash bulbs as well as ambient background music. The sound in this game was analog-driven synths based not on samples but oscillation formulas stored in the ROMs.

Black Knight – Epic 1980s game that re-vitalized pinball with its talking sythesized speech and “magna-save” feature, as well as an early game featuring ramps and an upper playfield. Designed by Steve Ritchie.

Jacks To Open – Solid state re-make of a classic Gottlieb EM

Charlie’s Angels – Vintage 80s

Supersonic – a classic Bally solid state game with beautiful artwork paying homage to the now-defunct Concorde supersonic jet that used to travel between Paris and New York.

Space Orbit – Another vintage remake from Gottlieb

Kings of Steel – An unusual non-multi-ball mid-80s-era solid state game from Bally that is very rarely seen.  We’ve made a few adjustments to the machine to make the ruleset more balanced.  Great analog-synthesized sound and one of the early games with ambient background sound effects.

Hot Doggin – an early Bally solid-state widebody game that’s tons of fun to play, featuring the amazing artwork of Greg Freres

Spectrum – An extremely rare and unique Bally game during the 80s era when their designers were experimenting with creative rulesets.  This is the mathematical game “Mastermind” applied to pinball.pc_wide_light

Classic-Era Solid State games:

Roller Games – The game that put Steve Ritchie on the map and shows all the playfield features he’s known for.

Centaur II – Light years ahead of its time, Bally’s Centaur was a multiball masterpiece with black and white artwork.

Earthshaker – A Pat Lawlor classic, jam-packed with features and the first pinball game to feature a shaker motor.

Dungeons & Dragons – A rarely-seen late-model Bally game that is wickedly fast and furious with unique features including a player-activated outlane “ball saver.”

Taxi – A prototype game originally belonging to pinball sound legend, Chris Granner that we are restoring to its former glory.

Arena – Gottlieb packs the kitchen sink into their solid state games

Mr & Mrs Pac Man – In the 1980s Bally experimented with a wide variety of unique pinball rulesets.  MMPM showcases a brilliant and incredibly hard pinball system integrated with a video game.

High Speed – The game that made Steve Ritchie “The king of pinball designers.”

Funhouse – An epic pinball game featuring an animatronic head in the playfield that taunts players.

Mars God of War – Gottlieb’s sleeper pinball game that many people have not had a chance to play and appreciate – in many ways superior to staples like Black Hole and Haunted House.  We have  a rare prototype game

Mystic – Prototype #2 of this gorgeous classic-era Bally game that features incredible artwork and unique sounds.

Comet – An early Williams carnival-themed game with fun ramps.

Dungeons & Dragons – One of the last Bally games made before they were acquired by Williams, showcasing some creative and amazing playfield design and mechanics.

90s DMDs:

Black Rose – One of the very first DMSs made, features an innovative cannon that rises from the center of the playfield to shoot at various targets.  BR has more video modes than any other pinball game.pc2

Fish Tales – Pinball designer Mark Ritchie’s masterpiece, along with fun music by Chris Granner and great artwork by Python Anghelo, this game is a favorite, simple layout but very challenging.

Twilight Zone – The #1 Ranked pinball machine of all time, more patents filed on this machine than any other, with a variety of unique features including the ceramic “powerball” and an upper playfield that is controlled via magnets.

Who?Dunnit – One of Bally/WMS’s last pinball machines made, and a masterpiece of design and aesthetics and originality.  The game incorporates a “who dunnit”-theme reminiscent of the game “Clue” set inside a casino, with a working analog slot machine embedded in the playfield!

Whitewater – A player-favorite, with an extremely fun layout featuring crazy ramps that go up and down and all around.  Our game has been blinged out with LEDs and plays super-fast.

STTNG – Another Steve Ritchie classic that is as unforgiving as the coldness of outer space.  Two cannons, crazy steep ramps, a never-before-reproduced under-playfield subway system and six-ball-multiball make this a classic.  Our game is modded with a high end subwoofer that makes the whole room shake.

Theater of Magic – A classic from designer John Popadiuk.  This machine is gorgeous inside and out and showcases the “flow” that JPop is famous for.  Also with upgraded audio.

Party Zone – A rare machine not often found, featuring a cast of Bally/WMS characters from other pinball titles and a hilarious animatronic head that follows the ball around the playfield.  Great 80s-era day-glo paint job and a fast pace.  This game also features popular music such as “Purple Haze” and “Pinball Wizard.”

Johnny Mnemonic – Futuristic theme; George Gomez design featuring a robotic hand that moves over the playfield and grabs and releases the pinball.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Widely regarded as the most challenging pinball machine ever made, BSD is the game the aficionados flock to and try to beat but are often left frustrated, but when you have a good game on this deceptively-simple layout, you know it right away and it’s intense.

Judge Dredd – Based on the original comic book series, this is another sleeper game, a widebody with amazing flow and lots of humor.

Road Show – A very popular widebody game featuring not one, but two “Funhouse-style” animatronic heads on the playfield and a well-programmed shaker motor with a very deep ruleset, lots of humor and great music.

Attack From Mars – More rare than Medieval madness, one of the most-sought-after pinball machines of all time and Bally’s most-famous unique theme.

South Park – A classic from Data East

The Simpson’s Pinball Party – Unarguably the best pinball machine ever made by Stern, possibly of all manufacturers, with a ruleset that’s deeper, more diverse and more challenging than any other pinball game, TSPP is a classic, featuring multiple wizard modes, tons of playfield features and very balanced scoring.

Shadow – One of Williams’ most underrated games and a player favorite.  A very deep ruleset and unique playfield layout make this game unmatched.

Lethal Weapon 3 – A classic homage to 1980s culture and movies. Fun and fast-paced with great music.

Independence Day – This game features a very difficult multi-ball jackpot and some innovative playfield design elements you have to see to appreciate.

Apollo 13 – The first and only pinball machine with a 13-ball multiball!

Guns and Roses – One of Data East’s finest games, an expansive widebody with a ton of custom-made parts and an epic soundtrack.

Jack Bot – The third in the “pinbot series” and the most critically-acclaimed game, designed by Barry Oursler and Python Anghelo; very fun and challenging game that is often used for competition.

Special games:

Revenge From Mars – The Pinball 2000 classic debut game that sparked the great documentary, “Tilt – The Battle To Save Pinball”.  This game continues to be the most enthralling and innovative pinball technology ever produced.

Baby Pac Man – A hybrid video game with an integrated pinball machine capturing the best of both worlds.

Arcade games:

Space Invaders (cocktail)
Q*Bert
Asteroids
Battle Zone
Kick Man
Neo Geo
Stargate
Galaga
Tempest
MAME (3000+ games)
(others)

Want to Join Us?
The Mystic Krewe is looking for creative, passionate, ethical, progressive people to join our ranks and help us create a fun and friendly organzation. We like to socialize and play games, but also learn, teach and share, and collaborate on business ventures and other projects. If this sounds interesting to you, consider petitioning to become a member. Check the topics on the upper nav bar under "About Us": "FAQ", and "Membership" for more information, then Contact Us to set up a meeting and tour!

Sell or donate your Pinball or Arcade game to us!

If you have an old pinball machine -- in any condition, consider donating or selling the game to us. We will restore it to its former glory and share it with others. For more info Contact Us!
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MK is looking to open a public arcade! YOU can help!
Our collection of games, our museum and our expertise in restoring, maintaining and operating the South's largest collection of vintage coin-op machine is available to partner with others in the area! We are specifically looking for a public venue where we can set up a very special, unique array of vintage pinball and other devices. We can offer a very attractive and lucrative arrangement with someone in the area who has experience and resources! Club owners, investors, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs.... contact us to set up a meeting and let us show you how to have one of the most unique businesses in the country. Location won't matter. People will come from hundreds of miles around to visit this place. If you have resources and are intrigued, Contact Us
Active Projects
Below is a sampling of the active projects taking place within the Mystic Krewe. These are not all that's going on. If you would like to participate, contact us.

  • Video Editing & Production Study Group - ongoing weekly meetings to learn beginner, basic and advanced videography, using HD cameras and Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Premier Pro, After Affects, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Pinball Repair - Ongoing sessions showcasing basic and advanced pinball and video game repairs. Members come by at their leisure and we tackle various projects.
  • Music Group - MK members comprise a number of popular bands in the area as well as aspiring musicians. We regularly assemble to learn, teach, share and jam in the studio.
  • Basic Electronics/Micro Controllers by example - We're working with the Beaglebone microcomputer, the next generation over the Raspberry Pi, and learning basic electronics and embedded systems by developing a few simple and useful devices. Our flagship product will be a super-intelligent custom A/C thermostat/humidistat.
  • Computer-controlled DMX systems - Using computers to control lights and FX controllers.
  • Stained Glass Workshop - preparing for a class on how to make stained glass art.
  • ProTools and audio recording systems - The ongoing setup and configuration of our multi-track digital studio and podcasting system.
  • Construction and woodworking - We are designing and building custom desks and other fixtures, as well as working on unique artistic pieces and furniture to resell.
  • Mobile Applications Development - Android and IOS development groups are forming to begin learning and designing mobile apps, forming business ventures around these projects.
  • .... and more!
Want to help?
In our quest to celebrate learning, creativity, responsibility, personal advancement, sharing and helping each other and our community. Please consider giving what you can. Any token donation goes a long way in helping cover our expenses and increase our impact on the community. It means so much!

While financial donations are the most critical at this point, if you have other material items or resources to offer our group, please contact us! Thank you so much!!