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BOWLING DURING YOUR BREAK
If you needed a break at work, German design company Koziol had the answer: tabletop Kegeln bowling. The ninepin game resembles skittles and other bowling games popular in Germany and the rest of Euro ...
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ROLLING WITH A KING-PIN
Up for a game but don’t feel like going out? This mechanical bowler will roll the ball for you, courtesy of Baldwin Mfg. Co. of Brooklyn. The mid-twentieth-century King-Pin tabletop game features part ...
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VARIATIONS OF A THEME
Outside of traditional alleys, bowlers had many options for at-home games. “Bagatelles” — tabletop games where players rolled balls around a board – became popular in Europe in the early 1800s and soo ...
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READY TO ROLL
Roll ’em! Thanks to the Brinkman Engineering Co. of Dayton, Ohio, you didn’t have to leave the house in order to enjoy a good round of bowling. The Bowling Alley #500 features a mechanized bowler that ...
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A TINY TENPIN TOY
Americans turned to toys and games for home use during the Great Depression, when spending money was scarce. A tabletop mechanical bowling alley could be the perfect solution for a cash-strapped famil ...
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A LITTLE SKITTLE BOWLING
Endorsed by famed bowler Dick Weber, this 1960s-era Skittle Bowl offered a unique alternative to tabletop bowling games. Players knock over pins with a ball strung to a pole, keeping score like regula ...
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IS IT PINBALL OR PINBOWL?
As part of the Gold Chest of Games from Lindstrom Tool & Toy Company, players could try their luck with this bowling-themed pinball table. The collection also includes checkers, backgammon, a horserac ...
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IT’S A SNAP
Players would need strategy and speed to be successful in the Snap Action Bowling game, featuring a movable bowler with a spring-operated arm. Shelcore toy from the late 1980s also came with a pin rac ...
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ANYONE FOR TIDDLEDY WINKS?
In an early version of a mash-up, Parker Brothers combined the British parlor game of tiddledy winks with bowling. The 1910s game directed players to use pieces called “winks” to knock over bowling pi ...
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