Features of Skee ball machine | Skee ball arcade game rental
Skee ball, the classic arcade game which was introduced in 1909, allows players to roll anywhere from 3 to 9 Skee balls up a 10 foot ramp into 7 different targets.
This updated version of Skee ball maintains its vintage appearance and can be either set on free play or programmed to accept tokens depending on the type of event.
The famous & iconic sounds of Skee ball are still present. The volume can be adjusted for both when this alley game is being played and when it is not being played. The volume can be turned off when the game is not being played. This is an important feature for events that only want sound when Skee ball is in operation such as at a conference so as not to disrupt any speeches or critical announcements.
The Skee balls per game can be adjusted from 3 Skee balls to 9. The standard game is 9 Skee balls and this version of Skee ball uses the wooden balls that are approximately 3 1/8 inches in diameter and weigh 5 ounces. For those events with limited time and with a high guest count, the ability to reduce the amount of Skee balls does provide a higher throughput. Additionally at the conclusion the game, the score can be displayed anywhere from 5 seconds up to 20 seconds in 5 second increments. This feature can be turned off for those events that have a high guest count. If not, we recommend having this feature set at 5 seconds so guests can announce out loud and show their fellow patrons what score they achieved.
The game is set for points only. However, the game can be programmed to dispense tickets for an additional fee.
On each side of the interior of the ramp is LED lighting that enhances the overall appearance of the game.
Each Skee ball has a LED display that can be programmed with scrolling messages. For those events that are renting 2 or more Skee ball machines, the LED displays can be linked to have the messages scroll across each Skee ball machine.
Did you know how Skee ball got its name?
Joseph Fourestier Simpson, the Skee ball inventor, who was born in Philadelphia, PA on Halloween night in 1852 created his Skee ball alleys as they were known. The first Skee ball alleys were 32 feet in length. The standard lane or alley today are 10 feet long. Those first Skee ball alleys were constructed in two sections with the jump in the middle where the two sections met. The sport of skiing was just becoming popular in the United States so the middle section of the alley as per Mr. Simpson was the skee jump for the ball.