● Mini Bowling – For Home Or For Business ●
UPDATED DEC. 2019 WITH NEW MODEL DETAILS!
Do you want to install a bowling alley in your home or business but just don’t have the physical space needed for a professional lane? Then Mini Bowling is here to the rescue! Capture pin-striking excitement without breaking the bank or taking up too much space.
Designed by the bowling experts at Imply, Mini Bowling is the perfect solution for getting big profits in smaller locations such as Arcades, FEC’s, Malls, Theaters and other Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) venues. It is a fantastic option for homes that are looking to install unique entertainment. These lanes are available in 33′ , 36′ & 45′ designs and we can assist you in customizing the lanes for your situation.
Mini Bowling uses bowling balls that do not have finger holes inside them – they can fit into the palm of an adult hand, a little larger than the typical alley bowler ball. For the 2020 models(pictured below), the old backboard of LED lights has been replaced with an 55″ HDTV and a full artwork bezel. The display shows a number of fun animations as well as player scoring information, tracking up to six (6) different players at a time. As shown by the banner above, you can also order it in a variety of pre-fab themes or we can look at creating a completely custom artwork job.
The purchase of any Mini Bowling lane will include all related installation work by trained technicians. We will provide this as a part of the quotation that is sent to you. Also note that bowling lanes are built to order so please ask your salesperson about current lead times and shipping rates.
● Mini Bowling Features ●
Mini Bowling has been updated for 2020 to accommodate advances in technology as well as improvements in the design from operational feedback.
Compact Lane Sizes
The Mini Bowling is produced in 36′ or 45′ lane sizes; 44′ or 54′ long if you include the optional Players Area. The bowling balls & pins are smaller than normal, adapted for the smaller lane size (5.1″ in diameter for balls / 9.1″ in height for pins). How many lanes you wish to install only depends on your available space and/or budget. The lane lengths are measured from the back of the pinsetters to the start of the player area. Can be installed in 2, 3 or 4 lane modules.
Spruce up your Mini Bowling lanes with one of the six available themes: Classic, Space, Hipster, Pop, Retro & Pub. We can also commission a customized theme for you, for an additional cost.
Black Light Bowling
Enhance your experience with black lights & glow in the dark effects! Mini-Bowling lanes and pins are manufactured with special inks and neon pigments that glow under black lights (if available in your venue). Plus, LED lighting can be included along lanes and color changing RGB effects above the pin setters.
One major change for the 2020 models is removing the overhead TVs that older models had, and replacing it with larger 55″ TVs that are built into the backbox/pinsetter of the unit. The system tracks the scores of up to six users at once and is controlled control is simple using the trackball & button interface that is built into the same console as the payment acceptance box. In between each roll, animations play to entertain on-lookers. At the end of a match, you can record your score onto the Top 10 Leaderboard.
Change settings with ease. Set it up to have 10 frames, and two shots per frame, like official bowling; Or ‘FAST’ mode with only one shot per frame for a faster game. The software includes an exclusive timer (regressive time counter) to avoid slow play.
Various Payment Acceptance Options
The lanes can be setup for various styles of payments. Free play for home situations or accept coins, tokens, dollar bills, card swipe or via a front desk for commercial use lanes. Please specify what you need when ordering.
Each Imply Mini Bowling product has passed UL and CE certification processes and carries the mark of each. They have been designed to follow these rigorous international standards in quality, to ensure best operation and excellent earnings. Lanes come with turnkey installation, manufacturers warranty and manufacturer technical support
Available Options – Please Call For Price
– Players Area w/ furniture (sofas and/or tables are available in a variety of colors). NOTE: This will increase the length of the lanes
– Polycarbonate side protection barrier
– Ticket redemption
– BowlingNet Central Management Central software for custom messages, advertisements & more
● Mini Bowling Dimensions & Layout ●
The following examples show a typical layout for the Mini Bowling, in different configurations. Give us a call and we can assist in tailoring your purchase to your situation, using our professional architect in designing a layout.
Standard single & dual lane dimensions are as follows:
32′ Compact Model (single lane) – H: 82.25″ W: 5′ 8″ D: 32′ 7.5″
35′ Model – H: 82.25″, W: 5′ 8″, L: 35′ 10 3/4″
35′ Dual Model – H: 82.25″, W: 9′ 9 1/2″, L: 35′ 10 3/4″
45′ Model – H: 82.25″, W: 5’8 “, L: 44′ 10 1/4″
45′ Dual Model – H: 82.25″, W: 9′ 9 1/2″, L: 44′ 10 1/4”
Adding the optional Players Area adds a little over 8′ to the length of any configuration above.
NOTE: Regarding the word “module” below – this means sections of the lane that the installers fix together as one lane. So “2 lane modules” means the Pinsetter plus 2 lane pieces that make up the Player’s Approach for a single lane while “3 lane modules” means there is an extra section of lane to make it longer.
The 2020 Models have introduced a 3rd option to MiniBowling called the “Compact Lane Module.” It’s the same fun available in a more compact configuration. Shown without the Player’s Area:
If you have any questions about the dimensions for a Mini Bowling setup, just give us a call!
● Mini Bowling In Action ●
At PrimeTime Amusements, we have direct experience with the development, installation and operation of a Mini Bowling setup. Don’t bother with those other guys who only have read product brochures or maybe played it once somewhere – go with PrimeTime experience!
Here’s our look at a single Mini-Bowling setup as found at the IAAPA 2017 trade show (shows the older models):
Video below produced by the manufacturer: