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Other Ideas: Mystic Bowling; Boston Bowl; Acton Bowladrome & Arcade; CLOSED: Ficco's Bowladrome; Westgate Lanes
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Once, located in Cambridge on Route 2 East, Lanes and Games was a huge bowling complex that offered both league and open bowling in tenpin and candlepin format. It was about 10 minute walk from the Alewife T stop.
Candlepin bowling, commonly referred by many as 'small ball bowling', is a New England staple of entertainment as unique as the area itself. Although there are similarities to ten pin bowling, candlepin bowling is a game of accuracy and power. Candlepin balls range between 2 lbs 4 oz and 2 lbs 7 oz and can be easily rolled by people of all ages.
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Ten Pin Bowling
Ten pin bowling, often referred by many as big ball, real, regular and normal bowling is a popular sport worldwide. A game of finesse, accuracy and physics, ten pin is as challenging as it is fun. A wide variety of weighted balls (6 lbs - 16 lbs) allows practically everyone the opportunity, and ability to play.
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'Bumpers' are a bowling aid that prevents balls from entering the gutter for the first 50 feet of a lane. This feature allows novice players the opportunity to knock pins down on virtually every ball, enhancing the bowling experience. Bumpers are available by request.
195 Concord Turnpike; (Route 2 East), Cambridge, MA map
Phone: (617) 876-5533
Route 93N to Route 16W (Mystic Valley Parkway). Follow through Medford and Somerville into Cambridge. Take Right onto Route 2W (Route 2 is a divided highway and Lanes and Games is located on your left).
Take Route 2W to Lake Street (first exit). Take Left off of exit ramp, go under bridge, and take Left at lights and you will be on Route 2E. Lanes and Games is located directly ahead on Right.
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Storrow Drive or Memorial Drive Outbound to the end. Take Right onto Route 2, also known as Fresh Pond Parkway. Stay to the right and follow sign towards Arlington/Belmont. At first rotary, bear Left. At second rotary, bear Right. The Fresh Pond Mall will be on your right. At the set of lights immediately past the Alewife T Station (located on your left), bear Left, continuing on Route 2.
Continue on Route 2W to Lake Street (first exit). Take Left off of exit ramp, go under bridge, and take Left at lights and you will be on Route 2E. Lanes and Games is located directly ahead on Right.
Take Exit 29A (Route 2 East). Lanes and Games is located 6.2 miles from the exit on your right.
Take any outbound Red Line train to the Alewife Station. After exiting train, go through main lobby to the Auto Drop Off area. At street level, take a Right (walking alongside the building) and continue past the Wrong Way sign. Follow sidewalk as it bears to the left. Do not cross under Route 2. You will be walking parallel to the highway. We are located on the left. It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the station.
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