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We just have received a game we never had before. It came in a container from the U.S.A. It is a game called Bankpool of the company "United"
It is not a game which is very familiar in Holland. Also in America it is not a common game although shuffle-alley's are very populair. It was a hard way to find the schematic, probably a manual is never made. The game is made in 1964.
It is not known how many pieces of this game are manufactured .
Bank Pool Description
Throw the puck to "break up" the rack (it is always the same break), then try to clear the balls in the least number of shots by banking the puck off the sides.
This is a classic puck game. The object is to clear all the "balls" from the board. You have five shots per turn, 6 turns per game. The first shot is straight down the middle, awarding 10, 20, or 30 points depending on how close to center the puck is thrown. Next a different group of balls comes down (it is always the same), and you have four shots to clear them away. The method is to bank the puck off the 3 walls to pick up the most balls in possible in one shot, hence the name 'Bank Pool'. If you do it in 2 shots, you are awarded 90 points, 60 points for 3 shots, and 30 points for 4 shots. If you fail to clear all the balls, you only receive 1 point for each one you cleared. It is a pretty fun game, complete with a bell that rings for every 10 points scored. the maximum possible score is 720.
some photo's of the restauration
The bankpool before the restauration. all paint is in a terrible shape, the game is dirty and have a lot of damages.
|The game now is seperated
into 3 items, the playfield, the box with the
balls, and the counterbox. The counterbox will
be the first who will be complete overhauled.
|As you can see the game is really dirty|
|All items are already removed and start to be cleaned, adjusted, and finally will be re-assembled|
|Here is the backbox already in the basecolour.|
|Behind the backglass the counters still must be re-adjusted.|
|The backbox is already complete painted.|
|The alley before the final
At the end the game must be as beautiful as on the flyer.
|The Bankpool is complete as the leaflet.|