This skittle alley is great fun for all ages and can be played at home, in the kindergarten, at school or in the retirement home.
Skittles dates back to an old European lawn game, which then branched out into different forms of bowling, like the American ten pin bowling.
This skittle alley is a two-meter-long board made of oiled beech wood and can be placed on a table. The objective of the game is to knock down as many of the nine pins as possible. The table skittles version from Bavaria – called “Stossbuddeln” – is played with a cue. Our game can be played with the cue, if you want some more action, or without the cue.
The Skittle Alley set includes:
A beech wood skittle alley, 9 skittles (one king), 1 small billiard ball, 1 roll-off ramp, 1 cue
Rules of Table Bowling:
Rule I: "all nines"
Each player has 2 attempts to shoot the ball using the ramp. After the first throw, the fallen pins are taken aside. After the second throw, the points are counted and written down. Each fallen pin counts 1 point, the king counts 2 points. Whoever has the most points after the 5th round is the winner.
Rule II: "Clear the ball"
Each player may roll the ball as many times as necessary until all 9 pins are knocked down. The number of throws is written down. The player with the least points after the 5th round is the winner.
Variation of I and II
The players use the supplied cue instead of the ramp.
Made in a wooden manufactory in the Eifel mountains, Germany. Very high-quality workmanship.
Not suitable for children under 36 months due to choking hazard caused by small balls that can be swallowed.