Yep it’s true, you can have fun for free. OK, well maybe not totally free. You will need a computer, you will need an internet connection, and you will need to be open minded enough to enjoy an ancient old game played primarily by old guys with thinning hair and beer bellies from the sixties in really bad team shirts. Well, that’s not entirely true. Bowling was played quite a long time before the sixties. Actually, as far back as recorded history almost. Apparently, even the early Egyptians played the fine game of bowling. Not sure if they had team shirts, but I bet they had beer. Beer has been around for quite a long time as well. Most good things have been around for a long time. Except for my favorite eletronical gadgets, but hey I digress.
Bowling is a lot of fun, and you can play it just about anywhere these days it seems. At least anywhere you can take a computer. The internet option is not necessary to play the game, if you get one of the downloaded games. That way your favorite fun bowling game can follow you just about anywhere. On the plane, in the train, over in Spain, and waiting in line to get your drivers license renewed at the DMV. Isn’t technology grand? Do you think those ancient Pharaohs had any idea how popular their little game invention would be? Actually, I should say that I’m not sure if they invented the game, or just played it way, way, way back in the day.
You can of course try bowling in a browser, but I would recommend getting a real bowling game for your PC. While the Nintento Wii version of the game, has got to be the best option for virtual bowling, there are some rather enjoyable and fun bowling games you can download. They cost nothing to try out, and there’s five or more of them listed at that website. Five hours of free bowling on your PC, is hard to beat. Especially if you don’t have a bowling alley close by, or the prospect of wearing those horrible bowling shoes designed by a malicious clown are more than you can stand.
I haven’t tried bowling on the PS3, or the Xbox, mainly because I don’t have one, but I’m sure they’re quite fun. Although bowling for elves, or cats, or turtles, or sailboats sounds like a fun way to while away the afternoon.