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August 6th, 2003


It’s not often that I go to Dave and Buster’s anymore, largely due to their pricing. But whenever I go, I always – always – play Colorama.

The rules? Simple. You sit down (optional). You insert a coin, or swipe your player’s card. Then, the Colorama dome starts spinning. A ball inside of it will eventually land within one colored section of the dome – a lot like roulette. Where will it land? You have to guess – and, if you guess right, you get tickets.

That’s it. You can also take a Skill Shot and stop the dome from spinning, if you like – it’s satisfying, much like pressing down a plunger on a game show would be. But overall, the reason I like Colorama so much is that it’s so damn easy to win.

I’m also impressed that the machine only costs about $2400. Shall we start up a Colorama fund?

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Greg
DATE: Wednesday August 6, 2003 -- 9:47:46 am
Next to scoring 106 points in the basketball shooting game, winning 200 tickets on colorama has been the most memorable moment in my Dave and Buster's experience.

But Paul, why get your own machine? You would win tickets from yourself. Then you could redeem those tickets for the junk you've got in your closet... er, I mean "prize room".

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday August 6, 2003 -- 9:57:32 am
I am the master of Colorama. The people at Dave and Busters/Philadelphia probably hate me, cause I have the skill shot down.

I'll chip in for the Colorama fund...but what exactly are we giving away with the tickets it gives out? Free Pens?

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday August 6, 2003 -- 10:24:01 am
Pre-written papers on Progeria and free pens, Dave.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Thursday August 7, 2003 -- 10:28:45 am
The real Ping question should be "Has anyone ever actually got any decent prizes with tickets in their entire lives?"

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