Spirobille™ - Wooden Game
 
History of the Spirobille™
 
 
Early in 1750 a different variety of billiards appeared, utilising a square, round or hexagonal shaped table that gently sloped from the centre. The small steel ball was placed in the centre of the table at the start of each game and would roll towards one of the players. Each player would defend his goal, which comprised of two to three arcs. This game was known as  “Hamertjesspel” or ‘little hammer games’ in Flanders and Holland, and “table crocket”, “Crockasi” or “Chüngel” in Switzerland. These versions of billiards, for two to four players, could be found in pubs across the country.
These games have almost completely disappeared and were initially replaced by the “flippers” (pinball) introduced in 1932, which was a basic crude ancestor of the electromechanical flipper ( pinball) which appeared around the year 1947.
Bringing tradition and modernity together, the Spirobille , invented in 2001, uses a playing surface similar to the “little hammers game” using a table sloping from the centre, but adopted the flipper device to control the ball and push it into the goal of the opposing player.
 
 
Xavier BROUWERS
Creator of the Spirobille
 
 
Game of skill and speed
 where 2 to 4 players by activating the 2 levers, try to put the marble into one of the adversor’s goal.