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  Inconspicuous Consumption
The ball sort of launches off of the hump and then lands in one of several holes -- the farther away the hole is, the more points that hole is worth.
The appeal of the click (which is actually comprised of eight separate and distinct mini-clicks, which are separated by a nanosecond or so as each ball collides with the one in front of it) is hard to describe, but it's one of those exquisitely perfect noises that's exciting and comforting all at once.
The brown balls, which usually have the battle-scarred remnants of a stripe near the center, measure three and an eighth inches in diameter and weigh about five ounces.
www.core77.com /inconspicuous/skeeball.html   (497 words)

  Skee ball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modern skee ball machines include the holes seen in this photograph, as well as two additional "100 points" holes, which are located on the uppermost corners of the machine, on either side of the "50 points" hole.
Skee ball (also spelled skeeball or skee-ball) is a common game found in arcades and one of the first redemption games.
Skee ball figured prominently into the Kevin Smith films Chasing Amy and Dogma, as it was a staple of arcades dotting the boardwalk of Asbury Park, New Jersey, located close to Smith's former home.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skee_ball   (963 words)

 Retroland | Skee-Ball
There was also the same click as the gate opened and the balls were released from the stall's nether regions and scooted down, like a timber centipede, into the alley on your right.
The farther away the ring your ball landed in, the more points you got, but sneakily, the smaller the ring's circumference.
Variations like ICE Ball and Smart Ball offer a bit of healthy competition for the Skee-Ball brand, but regardless of shape, size, or scoring options, Skee-Ball remains an arcade fixture today, still tempting skee-ballers to take one more roll toward prize case glory.
www.retroland.com /pop_view.php?eid=1485&cid=0&decade=1990   (494 words)

 Bowling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bowling is a game in which players attempt to score points by rolling a ball along a flat surface to knock down objects called pins.
There are many forms of bowling, with the earliest dating back to ancient Egypt.
Here the players throw a ball, which is sometimes eccentrically weighted, in an attempt to put it closest to a designated point.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bowling   (772 words)

 Skee-Ball Amusement Games - FAQ
If you have a single ball system, the game works the best with 5 balls, but will function properly with as little as one ball.
If your games uses switches instead of sensors, it is possible to use different colored balls or different sizes (within reason).
The sensors used by Skee-Ball are designed to detect our standard wooden Skee-Balls, and the infrared beam may not sense balls of a different color or a different size.
www.skeeball.com /faq.htm   (555 words)

 Ball game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ball game is a sport played with a ball.
There are many popular games or sports involving some type of ball or similar object.
Baseball (in the United States, a game of baseball is referred to as a "ballgame")
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ball_game   (127 words)

 TNL Forum - My take on skee-ball.
The premise of Skee-Ball works like this, you throw a wooden ball up a ramp, and, if your aim is right, the ball will go into a scoring ring.
If you throw the ball with all your might, you could get the 100 point ring right off the bat, or you can miss it, and all other rings, and get no points.
The shades of brown on both the ball, and the ramp itself, are amazingly thorough.
www.the-nextlevel.com /board/showthread.php?t=12555   (944 words)

 Super Ball
After all the earned balls were played for, the contestant was then shown a fourth and final small item called the "Super Ball." If the contestant earned that ball and threw it into the win circle, s/he won the large prizes s/he hadn't won with the first three balls.
In this case the Super Ball was won, the doors would be whisked open simultaneously to display all the prizes again.
Super Ball is the most recent game to be retired and the reasons behind its retirement are unknown.
gscentral.net /super.htm   (567 words)

 Skee ball - TheBestLinks.com - Baseball, Ball, Bowling, Gambling, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 IGN: Skee-Ball for Prizes Preview
The game really does manage to capture the feel of classic skeeball, complete with a ball that is constantly in motion, moving to and fro until the moment of release.
The larger the ball appears, the further back it is from the lane, and if you press the button, you will roll a fast and hard release.
Alternately, if the ball looks small, it is close to the lane and will be rolled gently.
wireless.ign.com /articles/654/654371p1.html   (415 words)

 Re: If TPIR (Edmur) makes more interesting............ -- Australian Game Shows
In the rare case that the contestant had won all three large items with the first three balls, landing the Super Ball in the win circle won a $3,000 cash bonus.
If the Super Ball landed in one of the cash circles instead, it was worth triple the amount of cash for that circle.
The three prizes were behind the three doors and as they were displayed in the introduction, the music is Thunder (Also used on NASCAR Week on Family Feud [USA]) was played, In this case the Super Ball was won, the doors would be whisked open simultaneously to display all the prizes again.
www.voy.com /153010/122.html   (794 words)

After six competitive nail-biting games, it was Evan who took the final and decisive seventh game with a classic fifty stroke securing victory on his ninth ball.
Eric gentlemanly congratulated Evan on his big win and they decided that it was time to make their way back to the office.
Skee Patrol: Dan Smith is playing you a farewell tune.
www.myspace.com /brewskeeball   (852 words)

 The Illuminated Donkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Guy threw his first ball: it hit the lip of the hole but banked in for the 50.
While originally rollers were only allowed to go for the 100 on their last ball, that rule was relaxed by the mid-80's to allow unlimited shooting.
Ever since he had picked up his first handmade wooden ball he had dreamt of the National Championships, and now here he was, in Atlantic City, waiting to hear his name called.
bleak.blogspot.com /2002_07_21_bleak_archive.html   (4429 words)

 Funspot...The Spot for Fun!
If you have been to the beach in the last 90 or so years and stopped into a beachfront arcade, there is a good chance you have come across a game of Skee-Ball.
Many hours could be spent rolling the trademark wooden ball up the lane to win prizes ranging from Finger Traps to Whoopee Cushions to a new set of dinner plates for mom.
It just doesn’t happen these days.” Skee Ball’s CEO Joseph Sladek has said, “Not only are we committed to maintaining the quality of our existing games, we are committed to introducing exciting new games aimed to thrill players everywhere.” It is this commitment to product support that sets Skee-Ball apart from other companies.
www.funspotnh.com /skeeball2005.htm   (1757 words)

 The Big Apple: Skee-Ball
An indoor game in which balls set rolling down an alley are projected over a hump or otherwise into targets.
It is the latest development of the game of bowls, sharply distinguished from all similar games by a hump in the centre of the alley which causes the ball to leap high in the air and enter a target.
The new sport is really a variation of bowling with a hump two-thirds of the way down the alley that shoots the ball, which is about the size of a duck-pin ball, up to cups arranged on a sort of large, grooved target.
www.barrypopik.com /index.php/new_york_city/entry/skee_ball   (793 words)

 Students cherish arcade tradition with collegiate skee-ball matches
Yes, skee-ball is alive and well at Penn State, thanks to a group of die-hard fans with initiative and a love for the game.
Though collegiate skee-ball doesn't have flashing arcade lights or ticket-stub prizes to attract crowds, there are some on campus who love nothing better than to while away the hours with a wooden ball and a bunch of friends.
Though it's doubtful they will participate in the Skee Ball World Championship finals in Honolulu, Stewart, Risinger and associates have posted some exceptional scores on the lanes.
www.collegian.psu.edu /archive/2003/04/04-04-03tdc/04-04-03darts-01.asp   (604 words)

Even the balls in this machine are unique taking on the appearance of actual balls of ICE, they are made of a durable polypropylene plastic which is easy to clean.
Players roll 9 balls up the alley attempting to "Pop" each balloon by knocking them over.
Sink as many balls as you can through the point rings to win points.
www.homegameroom.com /catalog/skeeball.php   (382 words)

 Bernie DeKoven, funsmith: Skee-Ball Revisited
"...that coin-operated game where you roll a series of nine balls, one at a time, up a gently inclined lane that has a hump at the far end.
Skee-Ball is manufactured by the Skee-Ball Company, and though it is their core product, it is one of many game machines they have invented.
Granted, you probably won't be able to reproduce the proverbial "click," and the balls probably won't return automatically, let alone near-simultaneously, but with a few old golf balls, or maybe some Sacky-Sacks, a couple cardboard boxes and some old coffee cans, something most satisfyingly skee-ballish could be yours.
www.deepfun.com /weblog/2005/03/skee-ball-revisited.html   (253 words)

981 - Skee Amigos, December 3, 2006 (Skeeson IV)++
956 – Skee Patrol, August 16, 2006 (Skeeson III)***
943 – Skee Patrol, August 16, 2006 (Skeeson III)***
www.brewskeeball.com   (257 words)

 Dunk N' Alien/Tkts (Arcade Games / Skee Ball)
Ice Ball 10' / Tkt / Win Light -- Free Delivery!!!ICEBALL was designed with the operator in mind at all times and with unprecedented durability and serviceability in every area of the game.With a 10 ft. alley it has a remarkable number.
To win tickets, the player rolls the balls to knock over the cats with point values ranging from 50 to 150.
Striker Big Ball Bowler 11' -- Free Delivery!!!Real pins and state of the art interactive sound make Striker the game to play in any location.
www.arcadegamesuperstore.com /arcadegamecatalog/dunk-n-alientkts.htm   (650 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
To play the game, a guest launches a small wooden ball up a lane and into the scoring rings.
Put your quarter (or two) in and the click of the dispenser releases the balls to begin the game.
A favorite technique of many Cedar Point Skee-Ball gurus is ricocheting the ball off of the side rail.
www.pointbuzz.com /skeeball.htm   (518 words)

The ball return could be a simple piece of large cheap PVC cut in half right below the holes, then running down to the bottom where a small square box to hold the balls would be.
The rings where the balls hit could be made from a sheet of plastic or old juice/food barrels.
The scorboard case wasn't as narrow as yours is where the net connects, the angle from the scoreboard just runs straght down to connect with the angle where the target sits, which for me seems much sturdier, so that is how I am going with it.
forum.arcadecontrols.com /index.php?topic=29455.0   (3565 words)

Even the balls in this machine are unique taking on the appearance of actual balls of ICE, they are made of a durable polypropylene plastic which is easy to clean.
Players roll 9 balls up the alley attempting to "Pop" each balloon by knocking them over.
Sink as many balls as you can through the point rings to win points.
www.thegamegallery.com /catalog/skeeball.php   (491 words)

 Skee Ball Machines
The home alley, made by Playcraft, is called Bull's-Eye Ball.
It has a net-enclosed target board, molded catch rings and electronic scoring, all housed in a sturdy cabinet.
In ICE-Ball, the balls are made of white molded polypropylene to look like snowballs.
www.gametables4less.com /skee-ball-machines.asp   (256 words)

 Skee-ball, anyone?
I did not know that the balls were not the same weight.
The Castle Park near my home never has a matching set of balls in any of their machines.
I once found a ball-crawl balls (those things are nasty knowing where they've been!) in the machine.
www.ultimaterollercoaster.com /forums/cgi/forum1.cgi?read=154847   (1598 words)

 Dennco, Inc.- Skee Putt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Everyone Can Play…..Many people would love to play golf but let's face it - golf is an intimidating game to learn, and often a frustrating and difficult game to play.
But everyone knows how to putt a golf ball…and everyone knows how to play the famous Skee Ball® arcade game.
Now there is a golf game that everyone, golfers and non-golfers alike, can enjoy and play competitively or just for fun.
www.clubchampeurope.com /miniskeeputt.htm   (108 words)

 Skee Ball | Blog | WorldMaker.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As usual, I spent all of my tokens at the skee ball machine.
I helped put a small dent in that total, in several games of skee ball I managed 100-200 tickets.
Chuck E. Cheese is suffering from Skee Ball inflation, though, because the number of tickets a skee ball game produced just wasn't what it should have been.
blog.worldmaker.net /2005/mar/05/skee-ball   (115 words)

 Skee-Ball unites two old friends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Himalaya (at Seaside) - with its cheesy, ice-skating snow bunnies mural and giant disco ball, and a centrifugal force that allows you to really smoosh your fellow passengers - is my favorite amusement ride anywhere.
Instead of pins, there are plastic circles in the shape of a bull's eye.
Envision worn, wooden balls that fit perfectly in your hand.
www.courierpostonline.com /columnists/cxpa052205a.htm   (623 words)

 Halfbakery: Skee-Ball Autobowler 9000
Simply place the 9000 on the end of the track, aiming it appropriately; its rubber feet prevent it from recoiling and moving with each bowl.
It may take a roll or two to get it properly aimed, but after that, just sit back and collect your tickets.
Nice concept, though it might have difficulty in arcades where the balls and lanes are non-uniform.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Skee-Ball_20Autobowler_209000   (210 words)

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