January 09, 2018 / by Eric

Well now’s your chance! Because Seattle’s very own Monday Night Pinball League (also on facebook!) is starting its new Spring season on February 12th and you’ve got until Jan 22 to sign up for our team, the Raygun Magic Saves. Cool graphics and jackets pending but I’m sure we’ll get that all worked out any day now.

Seattle’s Monday Night Pinball is a welcoming, coed, 21+ featuring 22 teams playing weekly games for ten weeks. It’s a great way to have fun, meet people and get to see, and try out, all of Seattle’s many pin spots. I mean, just look at all these happy healthy people!

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You know… now that I think about, I’m pretty sure those guys kicked our asses… but that’s neither here nor there because a good time was had by all along the way!

If you’ve interested in checking out the MPL before joining, you’re welcome to come out for any of our home matches, every other Monday from February through April. The league’ll announce exact dates on Jan 29th and I’ll add them to our very own Special Events Page when they do so you can come check out all of this sweet team on team pinball action for yourself!

And if you’re not interested in league but just want to give our house pins a spin, come on by any day of the week, noon to 11pm (noon to 1am on Fridays and Saturdays!). We’ve got eight unique pinball machines for you to play, including newcomer (to us), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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and house favorite, Ghostbusters!
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Plus, we’ve got a rotating batch of retro arcade cabinets featuring retro classics, a full cabinet shooter and two different four players! So come on down and check us out. You’ll be glad you did!

September 27, 2017 / by Eric

Yes! That’s right! It’s time for everyone’s favorite convention, GeekGirlCon! And, like we do for all of our favorite conventions, we’ve got special events leading right up to it for all of our participants coming into town and looking to get into the spirit early!
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Starting with Geek Girl Trivia on Thursday night featuring a range of geek and girl related topics and one of your last chances to actually win GCC passes just for knowing stuff!

Then, on Friday, after you’ve set up your booth and are ready for a late lunch and/or early drinking (Hey, we’ve all been there. The Raygun is a Judgement Free Zone, okay!) our friends from Runic Games are setting up their Hob Happy Hour for you featuring four stations of play and food and drink specials for all GCC pass and ticket holders! Say, did I mention that we have pizza?!
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And, on Saturday Morning, well, what we call morning and most civilized folks call “noon,” we’ll be hosting our Ixalan Draft Day featuring great women-officiated play against fun, accepting, local players from a range of genders and ethnicities that, as a thank you for briefly leaving the Convention Center proper, is $5 off for all GCC pass holders!

Plus! Beer, pizza, espresso, pinball and so much more, every day from noon to 11pm (1am on Fridays & Saturdays!), all just a short walk away from the convention in our amazing all ages space in Seattle’s historic Capitol Hill Neighborhood!
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Capitol Hill, where all the streets are paved with rainbows…

September 09, 2017 / by Eric

For us, the New Year begins on Labor Day. Labor Day is when everything shifts for us; the weather finally cools back down, the foot traffic shifts from visiting tourists to returning students, key members of staff inevitably move on so new staff step in, and both of my children return to school, necessitating and facilitating changes to my personal work schedule which affects everything else. All as we clean up and recover from our personal weeklong New Years Celebration, PAX.

And with every new year, comes changes. The two biggest for us so far this year are taps and our schedule.

Yes, that’s right. I just said TAPS! With custom D20 tap heads no less!

Actual D20 taps in their natural habitat.

Actual D20 taps in their natural habitat.

Thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between ourselves, Maeloc Cider, Fremont Brewing & the Seattle Indies, we were able to get our initial tap system fully installed, tested and operational just before PAX and now it’s ready for you try out too.

We’re currently offering our ever popular Strawberry Cider, Fremont’s amazing seasonal Lush IPA and Odin’s Gift Amber on tap and will be rotating through a range of seasonals, many of which will be selected by you through our tip wars voting system.

Our Tips Wars! Now featuring... Your Mom!

Our Tips Wars! Now featuring… Your Mom!

Draughts are $6 and pitchers $15. We look forward to serving you.

Additionally, after seeing how many people were trying to get in early every day to get some of our great espresso now that Stumptown has closed, we’re going to be opening every day at noon and staying open until 11pm, 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, making us a great stop for all your lunchtime and afternoon coffee needs.

So come on by, get yourself a drink, play some pinball, and check out some of our events. You’ll be delighted that you did.

Say, speaking of pinball, have you tried our our BRAND NEW Ghostbusters machine yet? It screams!

Say, speaking of pinball, have you tried our our BRAND NEW Ghostbusters machine yet?
It screams
!

– Eric

August 31, 2017 / by Eric

Though PAX is indeed amazing. And massive. And filled with everything that you love and are interested in. You may still find yourself wanting a little break.

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Break? Break from what? Whatever could he be talking about?

And when you do, we’re just a short walk away in Seattle’s legendary Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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A mystical land where all the crosswalks are actually rainbows!

And, just like PAX,* we’ve got everything that you love and are interested in here too as well, like tabletop and console gaming, special guests, pinball, draught beer, pizza, and Dennis Rodman’s favorite sandwich, the Grilled Kimcheese! No, for real. We really do have those. Bolt invented them. They’re frickin’ good too. I know. I wouldn’t have thought so either. But they are.

Say, did I mention that we’re ALL AGES?!!??!

ALL AGES!

Or that we’ve got all your other favorite stuff too, like cosplay, espresso, and cocktails?

Heck! This Saturday night, September 2nd, we somehow even got permission to do a free screening of Rise of the Planet of the Apes in our private back lot. Which, if I’m following it’s trailer correctly…

…is actually a remake of 1972’s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

…thus possibly making it the greatest film of all time, ever, period. I don’t know. But we’ll find out together this Saturday Night!

Can’t wait to see you there.

-Eric

*Okay. How, “just like PAX,” we are is totally up for debate. But we do have lots of games.

April 03, 2017 / by Ro Chelle

Seattle is an epic pinball location. It’s tough to find a bar without at least one machine stashed in the back corner. Raygun Lounge put out the call out to all of our dedicated pinball patrons by offering our first ever tournament. The third Friday in March, thirteen people gathered to show down and maybe win fabulous prizes. Sponsored by Not Your Father’s Root Beer from Smalltown Brewery, the swag on the table included glassware, apparel and various bottle openers.
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First, second and third place winners also received store credit and all-important bragging rights. The results of this tournament did not count toward IFPA ranking points but that didn’t stop our flipper flickers from having fun and meeting new people. Over half the competitors confessed they’d never played in a pinball tournament before. The $2 entry fee and laid back atmosphere gave them the perfect opportunity to try something new. The grand prize winner, Damian Smolko, was one of those first-timers!
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The next Raygun Lounge pinball tournament will be Friday, April 28 so mark your calendars. Also check out our website for other fun monthly events such as DonnaTella Against Humanity, Gaymer Night and the Indie Game Industry Mixer!

October 28, 2015 / by Eric

As everybody knows from our frequent collaborations with Queer Geek Seattle, our hosting of Cosplay Seattle, our support for GeekGirlCon and our regulars’ notoriety for genderbent cosplay,

Yes. Oh, oh yes.

Yes. Oh, oh yes.


we are a fun, safe, place for people of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities and phenotypes to get together and play dress up.

And what better time to do that than Dia de los Muertos or its lesser known American cousin “Halloween.” Both of which are days that we will be open, slingin’ the beers, playin’ the pinball,

Like a champ, baby. Like. A. Champ.

Like a champ, baby. Like. A. Champ.

aaaand if you show up in costume, handing out free goodies. That’s right! We’re bringing back “the goodie bowl!” Come by in costume this Friday or Saturday and we’ll give you a FREE mini, collectible or rando thing that we found from our sweet, sweet bowl.

Ah, sweet bowls.

See you soon.

-Eric

August 26, 2015 / by Eric

Then come check us out! Not only are we the only tabletop gaming store within walking distance (or a quick affordable cab ride!) from your downtown accommodations, but we’re also an all-ages game pub serving beer, wine, cider & mead AND a barcade featuring 7 arcade cabinets and 6 pinball machines of your favorite retro classics.

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And that’s not all! This week we’ve got a number of special events guaranteed to make your Seattle experience memorable!

Thursday 08/27 8:00pm

Bring your nerd knowledge a-game for a very special PAX edition of our very own Geek Out Trivia Night featuring special guests from a Podcast for All Intents and Purposes and NERDHOLE!

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Friday 08/28 7:00pm

Join the women of Bitch Team Alpha and Can’t Talk Media for Give Me a Quest II, an evening of gaming, reveling and general awesomeness to support the Take This project.

GMaQ

Saturday 08/29 6:00pm

Whether you are on your way up to the PAX Pink Party Prime or are looking for an inclusive all ages alternative, come out and join us and Queer Geek Seattle for the second annual official Preparty.

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Sunday and Monday 08/30 & 08/31

We will be open all day both days for you to have one last great experience with friends new and old before you head back home.

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So come on up and see us while you’re here. You’ll be glad you did. We’ll see you soon.