Pinball Wizardess - Atlas Obscura
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Denver, Colorado

Pinball Wizardess

Learn from the best: Join the Denver Obscura Society for a pinball clinic with Helena Walter Higgins, the reigning women's world pinball champion.

In Helena's native Sweden, it is illegal to be paid for playing pinball. Much like the USA until the 1970s, Sweden still considers pinball a game of chance. Come see Helena Walter Higgins, champion pinball player, prove it's all skill.

We'll learn about Helena's experiences as a woman in a male-dominated sport, as well as some of the funny, the strange, and the wild from pinball culture. We'll get instruction on how to quickly become a better pinball player, then play in a mini-tournament to see who can outscore the rest of the group.


  • Doors will open at 11 a.m. Please bring a paper copy of your ticket for check in.
  • This event is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
  • Please contact with any accessibility questions. 



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