Wednesday, 3 November 2010

11 Things You Didn't Know About Pinball History

The origins of pinball are intertwined with the history of many other games. Games played outdoors by rolling balls or stones on a grass course eventually evolved into games played by hitting the balls with sticks and propelling them at targets.

These games led to indoor versions that could be played on a table, such as billiards, or on the floor of a pub, like bowling. The tabletop versions of these games became the ancestor of the modern pinball machine.

(via Dark Roasted Blend)

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