How to play Chicken Soccer Bowling: 1. Find hallway. 2. Obtain children's plastic bowling set. 3. Recruit "goalie." 4. Give goalie stuffed chicken to hold between his or her knees. 5. Bowler hurls 2 plastic bowling balls at the pins, consecutively or simultaneously. Bouncing off walls allowed, but no throwing! 6. Goalie stands behind pins and attempts to block balls from knocking pins over. 7. Goalie must not drop stuffed chicken from between legs. Invented by Jane and Kiyash at a birthday part on 12.3.05. Welder's mask optional. (Photo courtesy of Liz & Zach Radding!)
- It is acceptable to modify this game by stuffing anything you'd like between your knees. In the original version, it is a stuffed chicken. Live poultry, frozen poultry, things other than poultry...
- The goalie sets up the pins. While the setup must adhere to traditional bowling pin layout (1-2-3-4), the goalie can choose to stand them tightly packed or spaced out. Tightly packed is easier to cover for the goalie; spaced out means a single pin falling is less likely to knock over a whole bunch.
- Welder's mask or other face protection optional. We found many new players got a little excited and despite many warnings not to throw the balls (you must ROLL them!)... well, they threw the balls. Note: Welder's mask restricts peripheral vision, so it acts as play-balancing for really good goalies