In its most rudimentary incarnation, bowling ten pin is simply the act of attempting to knock over pins by hurling a rounded object towards them. Hit the pins? Good. If not, try again.
The basic concept of bowling ten pin has been around since the days of the ancient Egyptians, and its no wonder why. The game of bowling is as exciting and challenging as it was thousands of years ago.
Bowling ten pin is one of the oldest sports in the world, and has not changed much since its inception. Archaeologists have uncovered proof of “bowling-esque” objects dating back thousands of years. Most of the aspects of bowling today are exactly the same as those employed by the Egyptians, with just a little push from technology.
A few thousand years after the Ancient Egyptians, bowling ten pin begun to catch on in Europe and quickly became a popular sport. The idea of bowling as we know it today was pretty much the same back then and, in theory, the basic game of bowling can be played with any ball shaped object whereby the player is trying to knock over objects by rolling the ball. After that, tenpin bowling started to become very popular in the United States, and fast became a favourite of gamblers. Eventually, a law was passed to prohibit owning a bowling alley. This was a vain attempt to try and disband the gambling community, but the game of bowling persevered throughout the ages.
Because the law prohibited ninepin bowling alleys, gamblers quickly caught on and started tenpin bowling, as this was not illegal. Tenpin bowling grew in popularity, and is currently the most popular form of bowling worldwide. Although tenpin bowling is no longer a major attraction for gamblers, it is them we have to thank for popularizing the timeless game of bowling.