Posted tagged ‘skeeball’

Skee-ball celebrating it’s 100th anniversary at IAAPA this year

October 22, 2009

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When IAAPA rolls around next month there will be plenty to celebrate in the amusement industry but one thing that is already catching some attention is the 100th anniversary of skee-ball, which will be receiving special honors at the show. Skee-ball has been a stalwart in the out-of-home entertainment sector since it was invented in 1909, withstanding the test of time despite other gaming advances that have come along since. One company has also developed a new app for the iPhone that allows players to have skee-ball in the palm of their hand.

A few more details on the developments happening around skee-ball’s 100th birthday can be found here.

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Skee-ball celebrating it's 100th anniversary at IAAPA this year

October 22, 2009

skee

stinger

When IAAPA rolls around next month there will be plenty to celebrate in the amusement industry but one thing that is already catching some attention is the 100th anniversary of skee-ball, which will be receiving special honors at the show. Skee-ball has been a stalwart in the out-of-home entertainment sector since it was invented in 1909, withstanding the test of time despite other gaming advances that have come along since. One company has also developed a new app for the iPhone that allows players to have skee-ball in the palm of their hand.

A few more details on the developments happening around skee-ball’s 100th birthday can be found here.

[Discuss on the Forums]

A look at the Big Bear Arcade in California

July 9, 2008

It’s been a little while since I had the time to do an arcade location review but hopefully soon I’ll be able to get back onto that. In the meantime it’s great to see papers covering some of the arcades in their area, as is the instance with The Press Enterprise in California. They take a general look at the arcade scene and how it has declined since the 80’s but also at a local arcade business that has been running since 1952 called the Big Bear Arcade. It looks pretty cool there and they have a lot of classics to go around including some great skeeball games too. Overall it’s a great article and it does point out the effect that die-hard fans have on keeping arcades alive, albeit it does focus a lot on how things aren’t like they were in the 80’s anymore but that is always common to do since that is still when things were best for arcades. On top of the article they also have a video but I couldn’t upload it to the site so here is the link.

[“Die-hard fans keep handful of Inland-Area arcades aline – The Press Enterprise“] (Image credit: Greg Vojtko) [Discuss on the Forum]