Home Skee-Ball® Machines
For many, arcades bring up nostalgic memories of the good old days. Who can forget the hours of playing Skee-Ball®, Pac-Man and Pinball in local arcades? Getting to take a Skee-Ball® Machine home and perfect your game with family and friends was one of the ultimate dreams of those days.
The good news? Companies like HB Home are offering whimsical Skee-Ball® Machines to make that dream come true.
What Is Skee-Ball®?
Skee-Ball® is a brand name for a classic arcade game in which players roll a ball up a table-sized, sloping ramp, attempting to score points by getting the ball into one of a series of rings. Skee-Ball® is all about accumulating as many points as possible within the time limit.
The popular game was patented by Joseph Forestier Simpson in 1908 and has been around for more than a century. Simpson named the game "Skee-Ball" as a reference to skiing, particularly the ski jumps that were popular in America at the time. Today, you can still find Skee-Ball® Machines in arcades everywhere.
Have a Skee-Ball® Arcade Game in Your Home!
Designed for the game fanatic, arcade enthusiast and kid in all of us, the Skee-Ball® Home Arcade Premium from HB Home brings the arcade features you know and love right to your game room. A Skee-Ball® Machine makes it easy to set up the ultimate indoor play area that's fun for both adults and children.
Authenticity and fine details combine to bring you a masterpiece you'll be proud to show off to friends and family. Options include the Skee-Ball® Home Arcade Premium with Coal Ramp, Skee-Ball® Home Arcade Premium with Scarlet Ramp and the Skee-Ball® Home Arcade Premium with Indigo Ramp, all of which feature:
Six game modes with game rules displayed in colorful LED lights at the head of the display.
An underside surface that glows in up to six different colors and coordinates to each player.
Several game modes that allow one to six players to compete at a time.
A 6-millimeter thick authentic cork ramp for lasting durability.
Five woodgrain balls measuring 2.75 inches in diameter.
170-pound machine bodies comprised of Thermo-infused Laminate, Cork and MDF — made in the U.S.A.
Dimensions of 24 inches in width by 108 inches in depth. The height measures 66 inches.
How Much Does a Skee-Ball® Machine Cost?
The Skee-Ball® Home Arcade Premium series includes the first official Skee-Ball® machines designed for home use. These entry-level models start at $3,999.00, but a full arcade-style model can cost upwards of $7,000.
Not only are HB Home's Skee-Ball® machines an incredible value for a classic arcade game; they also come in a smaller form factor that's perfect for your home game room. Our modern Skee-Ball® games measure 2 feet by nearly 9 feet — a size roughly 80% of the commercial version — for a better fit in homes.
Skee-Ball® Setup and Maintenance
To help you get the most out of your Skee-Ball® Home Arcade Premium Machines, we've compiled a list of tips to help you keep them in the best shape possible:
Because our Skee-Ball® arcade games contain flammable materials, we do not recommend installing them near hot surfaces or open flames.
Routinely inspect couplings and wires, as each game contains electrical components.
We recommend involving four or more adults when moving the machines — each game weighs about 240 pounds when fully assembled.
Ensure the machine is operated and assembled on a level surface that can support its weight. Home Skee-Ball® games are intended for indoor use only.
Do not climb, sit or stand on the game, or place liquids on its surface. Adults should carefully supervise children who use the machine.
Skee-Ball® Game Variations
There are many exciting Skee-Ball® game variations for you to play. Here are 6 of our favorites:
Classic: Each player rolls 9 balls up the ramp into the targets. The player with the highest score wins.
Speed: Players roll balls as fast as they can for 30 seconds. The player with the highest score wins.
Light 'Em Up: Players roll 3 balls at a time, aiming to hit each target once. The goal is to hit each target with the lowest number of balls. (Note: You only need to hit one of the 100-point targets.)
Three-Ball: A twist on Classic, each player rolls 3 frames of 3 balls each. The player with the highest score wins.
Countdown: Players roll 3 balls at a time to countdown from 310 to exactly zero. The first player to hit zero wins. (Note: If you bust, your turn is over for that round.)
Blackjack: Each player is dealt a random card. Roll one ball at a time to reach exactly twenty-one. Don't bust or your game is over. The game ends after completing the round in which any player scores a twenty-one.
Purchase a Home Skee-Ball® Machine From HB Home Today
If you're in the process of building a recreation room and love the idea of a Skee-Ball® Machine of your own, HB Home has got you covered!
We can deliver a Skee-Ball® arcade game to your home so you can entertain friends, family and guests with high-energy entertainment that gets everyone up and moving around. You can trust us to fill another beautiful room in your home with fun, functional furniture offering premium construction and hours of enjoyment.
Contact HB Home to learn more about our Skee-Ball® Arcade Premium Machines or order one online for your home today.