RIP LENNY 2008
Our ORIGINAL equipment is "96" Years and still going strong with the support of our loyal customers and friends.
"69" Years on the beautiful Nantasket Beach in Hull,Ma.
Under new ownership in 2009, new leasing in 2011 and new management since 2012. We are OPEN and in the process of remodeling and an upgrade of the building and game contest.
Hi Folks, (053014)
Well, it’s my last hurrah! I am working at Fascination this weekend before moving out of state. We open at 5:00 PM and it would be really special and appreciated if as many of you could take some time and drop in to visit us and play a few games. I would like the opportunity to thank everyone in person that has visited, played and supported Fascination during my past 3 years as the game calling manager. I had a blast doing the job and hope that we created a fun, exciting and rewarding environment for everyone.
I’m not going to list all of the activities, games, special, bonuses and surprises that I can create before I leave. You will just have to drop in and see it for yourselves. I can guarantee that it will awesome and fun and geared towards our customers in appreciation of your support of the Fascination Team 2014 !
Remember to bring your friends, relative and neighbors. All adults are welcome and the more players that come in means the greater the game contests payouts. This is going to be a fun weekend and together we will produce the excitement and rewards. Thank you again for your support of us and Fascination. We hope to see you again this weekend.
Ed Lane and the Fascination Team 2014
Hi Everyone, (052714)
I’m very happy that we were able to pull off a tremendous weekend for our players and Fascination. Many core players and a bunch of people that have not been to Fascination for a while, returned this weekend. We finally had good weather on Sunday and Monday and a lot of people from the beach area dropped in to play. I really want to thank all of our players and friends for coming to Nantasket Beach and playing at Fascination. I especially want to thank Linda for a great job on all four nights. We were busy and she handled the crowds and the many special games that I played with ease and a smile. (Plus a broom!) Patrice came in on Saturday, cleaned many areas of the building and then worked with our customers on the other side of the room. Both Fascination team ladies did a great job and our players appreciated their efforts and support throughout the nights.
Here’s a (not so) quick recap of this great weekends game contests.
ü We played 2-ball single five in a row bonus action with payouts as high as $25 per game.
ü There were cover-all games using 3-balls, 4-balls and 5-balls each night. Some of these games prizes paid $30 to the winner.
ü We had game winners spin the cash money wheel for a prize between $20 and $100 cash.
ü Other special game winners picked a mystery envelope with 6 different prizes. We offered $10, $20, $30, 10 free games, 2-hours free play and a chance to spin the cash money wheel and mystery prizes.
ü There were speed series in which we play 3 games in a row a fast as we can and Fascination awards increasing cash prizes to the winners of each game.
ü We also played a black out series in which we turn most of the lights off and the player’s machines light up the room as they proceed through the game.
ü We even turned on the random number board and paid a bonus cash prize to anyone playing that the random number chooses.
ü The only other thing that I can think of was our famous share-the-wealth series of game in which we pay the winning table and give bonus cash to the players to the left and right of the winning table.
ü I almost forgot about the Free Pizza that we bought for all of our players 3 out of 4 nights last weekend.
ü AND we had grand finale last games of each evening worth $35, $65, $60 and $40.
This was a real blast for me to call the game contests and to see so many people come back to Fascination. I will be at Fascination about 1 more week and would really appreciate it if as many of our customers and friends could take some time and drop in to play this great game next weekend. I will be moving out of state and I’m requesting a huge show of support and loyalty from as many players as possible to attend next weekend. Again, Thank You to all those that have supported us in the past and continue to support Fascination 2014 !
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HULL BOOSTERS THANK YOU !
As always, YOU people are the best ! Last night’s Hull Boosters Fund Raiser for the Hull High School athletic and academic programs was another success. This was absolutely made possible by the large crowd of regular core and occasional Fascination loyal players. Our players arrived fairly early and stayed very late into the evening. The Hull Boosters had a pretty good sized crowd to add to the total overall attendance during the evening. But, again, this annual fund raiser was a success because of our Fascination player’s attendance and support. I just wanted to specifically thank everyone that attended and played.
During the fund raiser, we were able to play game contests that paid the winners $100, $50, $40, $35, $30, $25 on multiple occasions. This was exciting for everyone and added some additional fun for the players. Another special thanks goes out to Greg and Peter from the Boosters and Bart Kelley from Fascination for arranging this event.
It goes without saying that our Fascination team ladies were also great as usual. Linda, Patrice and Laura worked the evening collecting, teaching, guiding, supporting, paying and running the festivities. Last, but definitely not least, we appreciate the many hours of machine maintenance and upkeep by Bob this week and during his past 35 years. Our original equipment is 95 years old and Bob keeps it looking only about 50 !
Again, Thank You to everyone that attended the Hull Boosters Fund Raiser on Saturday. You are the Best !
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Our FASCINATION game has many unique features and fun facts.
It's the OLDEST operating original equipment game of its kind in America.
It was built and installed on Coney Island in 1918. It was purchased by Lenny Hersch and moved to Nantasket Beach in Hull, Ma. in 1945.
It is the only skilled contest game permitted to pay the winners in CASH throughout the entire country since 1945 !
In 2018, it will be 100 years old and still an original and unique electromechanical machine.
Since 2012, many new games, contests & increased CASH AWARDS were added to the schedule, along with revising some older and well liked games from the past years. Management and customers have combined to revitalize and introduce games and contests for the 2014 season. Special thanks go to Linda, our Customers and ownership for allowing us to expand and create new business and game contests.
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An OPEN LETTER of THANKS from Ed Lane, ( May 2014 )
As of the end of May in 2014, I will be leaving Fascination. A personal decision to take care of family in another state is the reason that I am leaving. This letter is my chance to express some thoughts, feelings and thanks about a number of things during my past three years at Fascination.
Let me start by thanking all the people that came before me as game calling managers. Of course there was Lenny, Bob, Jim and others. They put more into the business than anyone ever realized. I appreciated the ladies over the years that worked and especially Annie, who became a friend. While I am in my 3rd year, the Fascination team has consisted of Linda and me. All I can say about Linda is that she is the glue that holds our core players and Fascination together. Her attitude, friendliness, disposition and work ethic has been a consistent bonus to the overall Fascination experience for about the past 17 years. Although I played there for over 30 years before calling the games, I realized that the main reason Fascination even exists is because of the loyal customers. Summertime crowds make the building more exciting and raise the level of payouts. But, the regular players and mostly the group of core players are the reason the business is still functioning. These players support Fascination and are the backbone to our business.
I want to thank Rick Lawrence for purchasing the business from Lenny’s wife and Bart Kelly for leasing the license to operate Fascination. They have kept the tradition going that is now in its 69th year on Nantasket Beach. During the past 35 years or more, both Jim and Bob have been responsible for maintaining this original equipment from 1918. Bob has continued to support us and take care of the equipment today. Besides his maintenance responsibilities, Bob has managed the game and may come back to do it again after I leave. This equipment would have been firewood if not for his skill, patience and experience.
A number of people have helped me during my time at Fascination, Bart, Linda, Bob, Patrice, Laura, Fred, Kim, Jean, Val, Carol and others. Thank you to everyone that cared enough to support us and Fascination. I also want to thank Fred for his efforts in helping to design, creating and delivering many of the t-shirts, cups and other souvenirs that we have had in the past. Thank you to Sheryl for repairing and painting all the table number triangles and to Bob for helping me rewire the machines to light up these numbers. When I started, my goal was to grow and bring back some excitement, friendliness, prizes, fun and better payouts for the players. With the help of the other employees and a number of customers, we were able to introduce new games, larger cash prizes, some old games, more bonus action, souvenir prizes and a more friendly overall experience. I created a Facebook, E-Mail, Automated Phone Call and Website for Fascination. My purpose was to spread the word that we are continuing to grow the excitement, challenge, fun, friendliness and cash awards of Fascination.
We had a very good summer in 2013 and I expect Bart, Bob, Linda and whoever is working this year to increase business attendance. The building still has difficulties and will hopefully be repaired enough to continue operation of Fascination for many years to come. I’ll miss the people, employees, players and friends of Fascination. Ever since I took over after Jim became ill, I especially thank Bart for allowing me to manage the Fascination game contests. I have really enjoyed my time here and hope that it leads to continued growth and the longevity of Fascination on Nantasket Beach in Hull, Mass. If and when I return to this area, I look forward to visiting, playing and maybe even beating some of you at this great game contest!
I have one special request to all of the Fascination customers and friends. We are open on Friday, Saturday, Sundays throughout this summer at 5:00 PM and we will also be open on Monday, Memorial Day. I would really appreciate it if everyone would try to attend at some point during this coming weekend or next weekend. I can guarantee that the place will be rocking with fun, excitement and great cash prizes. There are surprises planned and special contest games for everyone to enjoy. Come on down to Nantasket Beach and enjoy the friendliness of everyone participating in this 96 year old game. I appreciate everyone’s support and friendships while I was a player and especially since I managed the game contests. Please join Linda and me before the end of May so that I may Thank You all in person.
Hi Everyone, (052014)
This weekend begins our summer schedule at Fascination and we have BIG plans for the next two weekends. There are many surprises in store and lots of action for our many, many Fascination fans.
The following are just some of the things in the works for this Memorial Day weekend that we are going to do for our customers.
Now, if this isn’t enough, there are even more surprises and giveaways in store and you will have to be there to see what else happens this weekend? Please join everyone beginning on Friday at 5:00 PM through Monday this weekend and Friday, Saturday and Sunday next weekend. Bring your friends, relatives and neighbors with you. The bigger the crowd means the bigger the All Cash Prizes are at Fascination in May of 2014. Make your plans now for these exciting and rewarding weekends.
We appreciate all of our Fascination players, friends and supporters.
Past and Current Ownership and Management over our past '69' Years !
Since the death in 2008 of the long time owner, manager and Hull town selectman, Lenny Hersch, the game was purchased in 2009 by the current owner Rick Lawrence.
Fascination is currently leased to operate by Bartly Kelly and managed by Ed and Linda, a long time employee. On very busy nights we get additional support and help from a few other very good people.
Over the years, a number of key employees have worked, managed and maintained the game of Fascination on Nantasket Beach.
Because of 'LENNY' and all of the past and current employees, Fascination has been operating for over '69' years on Nantasket Beach.
We would especially like to thank all of the many, many 'regular or core players' and the huge amount of past and present players that have joined us to participate in the year round fun and contests.
Tentatively Scheduled EVENTS 2014
June 21st Saturday
July 4th Beach Party and Fascination Games Celebration
September 20th, Saturday Endless Summer Party 12-4 pm
November 1st, Saturday Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, January 3rd
Combined Holidays & End of Season & "2015" Kickoff Party
Phone Number = 781 - 925 - 1900