Bowling was originally a card game, but players quickly tired of having to play 10-pin-pickup with obnoxious seven-year-old nephews. Modernize by hurling your boredom into a wooden formation of fun with today's deal: for $5, you get two games of bowling plus shoe rental at one of two fine 10-pin establishments (a $11.40 total value):
Besides strengthening arm muscles, thighs, glutes, calves, and Jeff Bridges impressions, 10-pin bowling at either Roxy's Casino or Magic Lanes strengthens socio-familial bonds by giving friends and families a casual, nonviolent arena to challenge each other over chit-chat and fermented ales. After lacing up your rented shoes (a $3.50 value), grab a large, heavy orb and experience a double dose of ballesthenics (up to an $7.90 value for two games), either solo or surrounded by bodyguards (though they'll have to bring their own Groupons). Roxy's lanes feature family-friendly weekends, with more alcohol-fueled bowling specials during the week, while Magic Lanes devotes all of Sunday to family-friendliness. Your two games will allow you to get into the groove and away from the gutters, and if your repetitive pin crushing stimulates your food-crushing desires, both bowling alleys have restaurants (Asian and American in Roxy's and just plain American in Magic Lanes).
There are few things in life as satisfying as knocking perfectly arranged objects down, be they a meticulous configuration of wooden pins or a row of skyscraper dominos. Today's Groupon to bowl at Roxy's Casino or Magic Lanes lets you tap into the heedless joy of a kindergartner knocking over building blocks—only unlike kindergarten, you're never forced to pick up your mess by a sulky, disgruntled giant.
Four Cityseachers give Roxy's Casino an average of four stars:
Roxbury Lanes & Casino
The clatter of tumbling pins precipitate cheers over strikes and high scores in Roxbury Lanes & Casino’s bowling arena, and silent staring contests precede shouts of victory and wails of defeat in the venue’s daily poker tournaments. The tables feature many stripes of the classic card game, including Texas hold'em, four card, and pai gow, as well as double-deck blackjack. To refuel for further sporting, visitors retire to the built-in sports bar, where they chow down on new york strip steaks, custom burgers, and a full selection of breakfast eats in the comforting glow of flat-screen televisions and the bartender’s neon-rimmed glasses.