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Trade holiday hams for turkeys, seasonal X's and O's for X's and /'s, and snowballs concealing bowling balls for bowling balls with today's deal. For $10, you get three games of bowling and shoe rental at Boston Bowl Family Center (up to a $20 value). You may use your Groupon at either the (Boston or Hanover location, so make sure you buy from the link corresponding to your location of choice so as not to end up in a Planes, Trains and Automobiles-style race against Christmastime. The price per game changes depending on time of day (ranging from $3.60 to $5.20 for ten-pin), but your Groupon is good at all times, literally. The Boston lanes are open 24 hours a day, to satisfy all your somnambulist sport cravings.
Each Groupon is good for three games and one pair of shoes per person—sorry, horses. For example, two people can use two Groupons apiece for six games total and two pairs of shoes, but four bowlers will need to use four Groupons for three games total and four pairs of shoes. On the other hand, one marathon roller could use four Groupons for twelve total games and one pair of shoes, which is good for four pairs if said bowler happens to be an octopus. Basically, you'll need one Groupon for each bowler in your party.
The Boston alley boasts 30 traditional ten-pin lanes and 14 non-traditional candlepin lanes. That's enough space to accommodate a standard metric gaggle of families or the entire contents of the world's largest clown-car. Spend a morning, noon, or night knocking down some red-collared pinheads in the familiar atmosphere of Boston Bowl, and work out the frustration of not getting that elusive pony for Christmas again. Or go bowling in the middle of the night just to find out what kind of people go bowling in the middle of the night.
- If you live in the Boston area and wanted to bowl a few, this is the place I'd send you to. It's nothing fancy - but who wants fancy when it comes to bowling?! Rates are reasonable and it's open 24hours [sic] so you can play whenever the mood strikes. It can get crowded on weekend nights so be prepared for a possible wait. – Jennifer F., Citysearch
- I grew up in South Boston and dorchester so I went there all the time as a kid. It has stayed pretty much the same throughout the years...The best part is that they are open 24 hours so you can go at any time! – Devin B., Citysearch
- My first five wow!! This spot is about as good as it gets in Boston for what it offers-Bowling! I had all kinds of fun and experiences here. I've been on dates, crashed it after a party, been there with my boys, and work- all good times. – Girard M., Yelp
How to Cheat at Bowling—And Win!
From preteens celebrating birthdays to finger-strong heroes of otherwise unathletic heft, bowling has been the premier indoor sport of champions for decades. Some may remember that this reputation was very nearly tarnished with the publication of Emory Bangston’s runaway best-seller, How to Cheat at Bowling—And Win!, a step-by-step guide to everything wrong with the modern sport. Here are a few excerpts from Bangston’s manual to treachery:
- “Rental shoes are a drag. While conforming to ‘traditional’ rules of play, most models lack spring-loaded knives.” (p. 12)
- “If a game cannot be saved, remember, earthquakes are the great equalizer. If you don’t live near a fault line, consider investing in nature’s earthquake: dynamite.” (p. 21)
- “A ranged weapon, like a crossbow or grapple, can do more than topple a stubborn pin when your opponent isn’t looking. It can also be pointed threateningly to remind them they’re dealing with someone thoroughly unhinged.” (p. 201)
- “The Claw Machine in the arcade can and should be reprogrammed to terminate. Please see my companion book, The Coming Robot Revolution: Embrace Your Metal Master! (p. 213)
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 14, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Lanes subject to availability. Not valid with other offers or for group packages. Valid at Boston location only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.