The game was pretty basic: you sat at the end of a table and rolled a racquetball-type ball over a small bump. The ball would bounce around a bit over top of 24 holes. When the ball dropped into a hole, the corresponding light on the wall at the end of the table would light. The wall was a 5×5 grid, with the center light always lit as a freebee. The ball would then return and you’d continue rolling. In a normal game, the goal was connecting five lights vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. The first person in the casino to do so would be the winner and get points towards a prize. There were bonus points for certain rows or columns based on difficulty. There were some variations of the game, one being “Cover-all,” where the winner was the first to light up each spot on the board.
I had a major urge to play this game today while at work. Does anyone remember this particular boardwalk favorite? -ram
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