Kegel (from the German for skittle) is an Australianbowling game, in which a player rolls a wooden or plastic ball along a smooth, hard indoor lane (kegelbahn). The object of the game is to knock down the nine kegels at the other end of the lane. Kegel is based on traditional German games and is therefore closely related to both skittles and ten-pin bowling. It was developed in South Australia, by German settlers in the 19th century and remains popular in areas in which many German people settled, such as the Barossa Valley. The town of Tanunda has a kegel club.