Thaddeus Cooper and Kevin Kreitman recently gave a talk at California Extreme in Santa Clara, California about the history of Skee-Ball. California Extreme is the “Classic Arcade Games Show.” It’s a huge annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. Here are some highlights from Thaddeus and Kevin’s talk.
Kevin talks about Box Ball Skee-Ball’s nearest competitor at the time.
Kevin talks about Skee-Ball’s move to Coney Island.
“These alleys are going to make money someday for somebody” just not them and not then.
Kevin tells about Harper’s and Simpson’s struggles with Skee-Ball.
Thaddeus answers question about how many tickets someone needs to get the documentary.
Kevin explains a turning point in Skee-Balls history.
Thaddeus answers a question about why Wurlitzer had so much trouble selling Skee-Ball alleys.
Thaddeus talks about playing Skee-Ball in Point Pleasant, NJ.
Thaddeus talks about how the project got started.
“That’s a great question!”
Thaddeus says, “Thank You!” to everyone who made the talk possible!
About the author:
Thaddeus Cooper is the co-author of Seeking Redemption: The Real Story of the Beautiful Game of Skee-Ball, a deep dive into the history of the game. You can find more information about Thaddeus, and his co-author, and their book, at: http://www.nomoreboxes.com/.