Bowling is a game, that has roots that go back for hundreds of years. While most of us are familiar with the traditional bowling game that is played in a indoor bowling alley with either 5 or ten pins, there are actually many variations of this popular game.

Anyone who has played five or ten pin bowling even once, would admit that it is a rather enjoyable way to spend time with friends and family. After all, any game that can survive in a time when we have so many entertainment choices must be good fun.

For the sake of easy categorization, you could break down bowling into two distinct categories. Those games played indoors, and those games played outdoors. What is common amongst all the games are the basic parts of the game. Usually some form of bowling lane, a bowling ball, and in some cases bowling pins.

There may be a few exceptions, but traditionally bowling takes place on a long narrow strip of area, commonly referred to as the lane. It’s usually around sixty feet long, about three and a half feet wide.


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