Imagine riding around in bumper cars with bizarre steering mechanism, ramming your friends, and trying to get them to drop a wiffle ball so you can grab it with you lacrosse stick and try to manuever to the other end of a basketball court to score a goal, while you opponents are trying to crash into you so hard that your glasses fly off of your face.
Not so. Whirly Ball is incredibly fun. It also happens at a bar. I was too broke to buy drinks when I went to play Whirley Ball. The bar seemed to be a sports bar type place, with video games, and drinks that are either a little too expensive or a little too small.
When I went, a year ago, Whirly Ball cost $10 per person for 20 minutes, which sounds like a lot. I found 20 minutes very gratifying, though, and when you compare the prices to laser tag, or Battle Tech, or something like that, it's fairly reasonable.