Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball isn’t just another sport to pick up. It’s very unique and almost guaranteed to be your guests first time playing it, and they wont wish to be their last. It’s easy to pick up on and will have the players working together and laughing hard. Theres many variations the game can take, its very flexible, that’s what makes this game so fun. Perhaps the number of people playing changes, the players per team simple get a different amount of balls. One player per team = four balls per player. Two players per team = two balls per player. Four player per team = one ball per player. Also the size of the court can be accommodated to fit the space available, originally, the court is 60 feet long and 12 feet wide. This game works on most surfaces too, such as sand or grass or a gym floor. To start off, this game has several “frames” where only one team scores during the entire frame. Heres how it works: The object of the game is to roll your bocce balls closer to the pallino (jack) ball than your opponent. A frame starts with tossing the pallino by a team toward the opposite end of the playing court. The game (frame) is complete after the balls have been thrown and points awarded. Balls are only tossed or rolled underhand. Whoever wins the coin toss will begin by tossing the pallino into the playing area. There are many mark going across the court indicating distance, a very important part to the game. Each side on the court has a four foot line, ten foot line and the center line. The pallino must be thrown past the centerline and not further than the four foot line. If the pallino lands out of the designated area, the opposing team will throw the pallino into the playing area. Once the pallino is in position, the first team throws their bocce ball. Taking alternate turns, each team throws their balls toward the pallino to (A) get their ball closest to the pallino, (B) to move the pallino closer to their ball, or (C) move the opponent’s ball. The winning team begins the next frame. Frames are played alternately from one end of the court to the other. So here how the scoring works: One point is given for each bocce ball that is closer to the pallino than the opposing team’s bocce balls. The pallino distance marker can be used to determine which balls are closer. The game continues until 12 points have been scored or to pre-determined points set by the players before the game starts. Have this game at a birthday party, school event or annual celebration! It’s a great way to bring people together. One of the Gravity Play employees will gladly help the game move along by explaining the rules and standing by to watch during the entire event.

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