Duckpin is a great for young and old: The small balls are easier to throw and go faster than ten-pin balls. Without finger holes the balls are more sanitary and fit everyone.
Scoring is similar to ten-pin, except players get up to 3 throws per turn instead of 2. Easier to play, but more challenging: No one has ever scored a perfect game of 300 in the history of Duckpin.
Duckpin was first mentioned in print in 1892, and Babe Ruth used to bowl Duckpins in Baltimore. It’s uniquely American bowling, and more fun!