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Fort Meigs Historic Site is Managed by the Fort Meigs Association Behalf of the Ohio History Connection
Fun, tabletop game for people of all ages!
From the back insert:
Bowling games are among the oldest games in the world. Archeologists have found stone bowling pins and balls in Egypt that date to around 5000 BCE. We also know that Ula Maika, an ancient Polynesian game, was played with stone pins and balls. An ancient Roman version become known as "boccie", which is an Italian form of what the British refer to as "lawn bowls". Lawn bowling was a popular pastime in 12th-century England.
Indoor bowling began in German monasteries. The peasants who attended religious services carried their big clubs called "kegels" with them. In order to be absolved of sin, the peasant would have to roll a round rock toward their club and knock it down. This is where we get the terms "kegling" for bowing and "keglers" for bowlers.
Nine Pins is a fun game for children and adults. This set is a small version which can be played on the floor, but during the reign of Louis XIV (1636-1715) the game was played on a long, narrow table. Later, it became a favorite tavern game in which adults placed bets. The heavy gambling associated with it cause Connecticut to outlaw the game in 1841. As other states began to outlaw this favorite game, one more pin was added and the name was changed to Ten Pins. Ten Pin bowling eventually evolved into a sanctioned game with official rules and regulations established by the American Bowling Congress in 1895."
- Cloth drawstring bag
- 10 wooden pins (one extra for those interested in playing 10 pins)
- One wooden ball
- Written instructions
29100 W. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Wednesday - Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday