Bocce is played around the world and is easy for anyone to pick up and play for fun.
What you need:
Bocce Balls – A bocce set consists of eight larger balls known as "bocce balls. The balls come four to a set in two different colors to easily represent each team. They will often be red or green, but other colors may be available as well.
Pallino – The pallino, which is sometimes referred to as a "jack," is a smaller ball that is used to represent the target for the bocce balls during game play.
If you don’t have your own bocce set, you can find inexpensive sets at places like Target, Walmart or Amazon.
If you’re not playing on an actual bocce court, any open space will do. After all, it’s about the fun and not a bunch of rules and regulations.
How to Score
Blue balls can cancel out red balls if they are equal distance from the pallino. So if one red ball is an inch from the pallino and a blue and red one are both 5 inches away, those two cancel each other out and red receives one point.
To challenge the distance between the pallino and balls, players can use a ruler or tape measure instead of eyeballing the distance. Even a half inch distance can mean the difference between two or zero points.
That's all there is to it! Have fun and on bahalf of our athletes, thank you!