I was commited to check this out, and made it there on Thursday or Wednesday. I tried, er played, for a little while without an opponent, but never got confident in being sure which way things were going to tilt. I also forgot the concept of the game and was trying to put the ball in the holes rather than avoid them, which was hard too. I think it is a fantastic game however, and a good work out. When I had an opponent for a few minutes it certainly got harder. She stepped down, somebody took the ball off the table and yelled "NEXT!" to the people walking by and milling around. I figured my turn was over, so I left.