I am new to the forum, and just read your post. I didn't see if anyone commented on Lucky Strike Lanes, but I definitely wanted to throw it out there:http://apps.new.facebook.com/luckystrikelanes/http://apps.bebo.com/luckystrikelanes/
It is a casual game available for free to Facebook
and Bebo members. Starting an account on either site is free as well, and once you add the application, you can start playing on your PC or Mac.
This game was based on the real Lucky Strike Lanes, and the design mirrors the actual alleys. It is almost like being in an alley, down to the reflection of the ball on the wood, and the sound of the pins being knocked over. In fact, a gaming site I frequent named it the Most Beautiful Facebook
The Pro Shop
offers a ton of custom balls, as well as different alleys (including a castle and a retro alley) and different sound effects. Players can even challenge their friends and leave messages.
I have spent many an hour playing Lucky Strike, and absolutely love it! In fact, it is part of the reason I started bowling recently.
Anyway, I hope you can check it out, and that you enjoy it!