Like a baseball game, a game of bowling has no time limits, affords players ample time to rest, and never ends with the scoreboard reading more than 300. Roll into home with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get two games of bowling (up to a $9.50 value) and one pair of rental shoes (up to a $4 value) at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place (up to a $13.50 total value).
Bowlers at Narrows Plaza Bowl sling spheres down 40 synthetic lanes, each trimmed with automatic scoring, optional bumpers, and a set of nervous pins. After slipping into a pair of rental kicks and lacing up throwing arms, players draw orbital weapons and set to work mowing down pins in back-to-back bouts. Players leave point tallying to a computerized network that festoons 40-inch LCD screens with scores converted into the Xs and /s commonly taught in American math classrooms. Lanes can also be bumperized, enabling bowlers of any experience level to competently compete while balancing the fickle forces of geometry and physics. Between rounds, bowlers can slide over to the re-energizing food court full of pizza, libations, and signature pancakes (not included in today's deal).
Though today's deal is not valid for glow bowling on Fridays or Saturdays after 8 p.m., bowlers wishing to jazz up their game with luminescent lights can attend glow bowling on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. and on Thursdays after 9:30 p.m.
Narrows Plaza Bowls' prices vary throughout the week.