Portable Skee Ball

By: on March 22, 2014
  • Portable Skee Ball
  • Portable Skee Ball

Here's a fun accident waiting to happen. Sorry about Grandma's porcelain ash urn, Mama! It's so hard to find Skee Ball machines outside of Chuck E Cheese's anymore. I guess they don't have the same bar-game allure as pool and darts. Seems like they'd also be kind of heavy to move for cleaning when drunkards puke or take a leak behind them.

But now we can replicate the concentric ring and miniature bowling ball fun at home with this portable Skee Ball set! Admittedly, it's not as entrancing as the real thing--no lights, no sound effects, no automatic ball return, no unchecked spewing of tickets when I hit the 100 four times in a row. In fact, the portable version keeps it old school and doesn't include the 100 basket at all. However, its Skee Ball basics and sentiment are still there for those tired of playing bocce ball and Jarts at every backyard BBQ and summer party they attend.

The foldable, stowable set is made of pine wood and includes an integrated ramp as the final obstacle to mad point accrual. Set up a Skee Ball game on any flat surface, indoors or out, and take your chances rolling 6 white balls for single scores and one red ball for a double score. Box measurements are 35" long x 21" wide x 16-1/2" high when set up, and 21" long x 21" wide x 3" deep when folded.