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(Adweek)   Skee-Ball in the 21st century? Company has big plans to expand out of county fairs and family entertainment centers and into your daily life via pro Skee-Ball leagues and - wait for it - a Skee-Ball app   ( adweek.com) divider line
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2017-04-17 04:49:14 PM  
Getting this out of the way:

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2017-04-17 04:50:48 PM  
I think it's called Pokemon Go.
 
2017-04-17 05:39:09 PM  
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2017-04-17 05:51:24 PM  
13 foot lanes and wood balls. That's how I roll.
 
2017-04-17 05:55:05 PM  
To the window, to the wall
 
2017-04-17 05:55:52 PM  

Non Sequitur Man: [www.hotflick.net image 640x266]


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2017-04-17 05:57:32 PM  
If I win can I choose from an array of cheap lice-infested plushies just like at the fair?
 
2017-04-17 05:58:28 PM  
God loves skeeball.
 
2017-04-17 06:01:57 PM  
Played in a Skee Ball league, was a good excuse to drink beer on a weekday and laugh at other player's failures.
 
2017-04-17 06:10:12 PM  

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2017-04-17 06:12:28 PM  
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2017-04-17 06:12:28 PM  
Skee-ball is awesome. Anything that makes it playable in more places is ok in my book.
 
2017-04-17 06:15:57 PM  

Leftover Cocaine: I think it's called Pokemon Go.


came here to say that as both involve ball tossing.
 
2017-04-17 06:19:24 PM  
I love Skee-ball. I just played a couple of weeks ago. They already have apps, at least they do for Android.
 
2017-04-17 06:31:16 PM  
Aren't skee-ball games rigged?
 
2017-04-17 06:35:14 PM  

pxlboy: Getting this out of the way:

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apparently my mind's eye is terribly predictable.
 
2017-04-17 06:51:21 PM  
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It's time to put balls in holes.

/ You said "Whatever I want"
 
2017-04-17 08:00:21 PM  

Slow To Return: Aren't skee-ball games rigged?


Wha?  Milk bottles and other carnival games, sure, but Skee Ball?
 
2017-04-17 08:11:59 PM  
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2017-04-17 08:24:34 PM  
Tournaments? Huh. What do you get for being King of All Skee Ball?
I'm a ways past my twitch prime with e-sports, but could probably get pretty badass at skee-ball by the end of the year if i got my own machine.
That $6k investment tho... maybe I should just play darts.
 
2017-04-17 08:53:45 PM  

mephisto6: Tournaments? Huh. What do you get for being King of All Skee Ball?


A ticket.
 
2017-04-17 08:59:06 PM  

Ishkur: mephisto6: Tournaments? Huh. What do you get for being King of All Skee Ball?

A ticket.


Oh.
Tough to retire on Bazooka and Sweet-tarts :/
 
2017-04-17 09:01:02 PM  
I also love skeeball. It's my favorite game at the arcade.
 
2017-04-17 09:28:34 PM  
 
2017-04-17 09:33:01 PM  
Still, no shortage of bad ideas in apps I see.
 
2017-04-17 10:18:13 PM  
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YESSSSSS!!!!!!
 
2017-04-17 10:32:02 PM  
Sure, "skeeball". Pfft!

Meanwhile, if want to play a real, free game...
 
2017-04-18 12:29:10 AM  

mephisto6: Ishkur: mephisto6: Tournaments? Huh. What do you get for being King of All Skee Ball?

A ticket.

Oh.
Tough to retire on Bazooka and Sweet-tarts :/


But it's redeemable for anything in the gift shop.
 
2017-04-18 12:31:01 AM  

mephisto6: Tournaments? Huh. What do you get for being King of All Skee Ball?
I'm a ways past my twitch prime with e-sports, but could probably get pretty badass at skee-ball by the end of the year if i got my own machine.
That $6k investment tho... maybe I should just play darts.


seems like you could build a practice surface for a few hundred. Might have to find a local maker space or something to get a precision curve on the ramp. You don't need all those electronics to get good at a repetitive motion. I'd think the toughest part would be finding the specs, but maybe if there's an official league, they have to publish what their "standard" is?
 
2017-04-18 01:18:46 AM  
Funny, a old colleague of mine and his wife just published a book about skee-ball.  Don't think they would mind the plug.
 
2017-04-18 01:29:11 AM  

Far Cough: Slow To Return: Aren't skee-ball games rigged?

Wha?  Milk bottles and other carnival games, sure, but Skee Ball?


I dunno, I feel pretty safe in my assumption that all carnival games are rigged in some way.
 
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