This week’s game is the American favorite Ten-Pin Bowling

Bowling has been around in various forms for a long time. How long exactly is unknown, but archaeological evidence has been found of an Ancient Egyptian bowling set, and there are many aboriginal variations of bowling that suggest the game has been around a good long time. For those unfamiliar, bowling in this context refers to the game where you roll a heavy sphere toward a collection of pins in an attempt to knock them all over. For a more specific set of rules, you can click on my link above, though if you haven’t heard of bowling by now, you probably need to get out more.

Ten-pin bowling is a relatively new variation of the game, dating to somewhere between 1810 and 1840. The game is actually an evolution of the older nine-pin bowling game “Kegeln” from Germany (though it does parallel the British 9-pin bowling game in many ways as well). Bowling didn’t really take off in the US until the 1940, where a boom in interest made the game what it is today.

Bowling is one of those game I like to play, but rarely get to do so. Which is okay, really, since I’m not any good at it outside of Wii-bowling.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

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