The Easiest Way to Explain Bocce Ball to Your Guests

Bocce ball is not only one of the easiest games to play, but it is also one of the most fun. A quality bocce ball set will offer endless hours of fun. With roots dating back before the Roman empire, bocce ball has quite literally taken the world by storm. This popular sport is great for backyard BBQs, friendly get togethers on the beach, and even family reunions. It would really be a feat to find a place where bocce ball isn’t welcome.

The History of Bocce Ball

Bocce ball is quite literally the third most played game in the world, thanks to its popularization by Giuseppe Garibaldi in Italy. Its ease and versatility has made it an Olympic sport but its roots date way back in time. An Egyptian tomb painting dating as far back as 5200 BC depicted the game being played. It eventually spread across the Middle East and Asia where the ancient Greeks learned how to play. They adopted the game and passed it onto the Romans who handed it down.

How to Play Bocce Ball

Bocce ball is typically played with two people or two teams. There are eight bocce balls, or larger ones, and one pallino, which is a smaller target ball. The eight bocce balls are divided into two bold colors, making it easier to tell the teams apart. The smaller pallino ball is white. There is only one pallino, sometimes also called the jack.

The game begins with a coin toss to determine which team goes first and tosses the pallino. The same player who tosses the pallino then tosses, rolls, or bounces the first ball as close to the pallino as possible. The player on the opposing team goes next using bocce balls of a different color. This player may choose to knock the previous player’s ball further away from the pallino, or they can just toss their ball.

When each of the four balls have been played on both teams, points are determined and the opposite team starts the next round. Bocce ball is typically played to 9, 11, 12, or 15 points. The game value is usually predetermined before the start of the game.

What Makes a Great Bocce Ball Set

A great bocce ball set is made of professional grade resin finished balls. The bocce balls in a bocce ball set should measure approximately 107mm to be considered official. Look for bold, vibrant opposing colors and the classic striped design. A premium grade carry bag will make it easy to transport and use your bocce ball set on the go as well as protect your investment when it’s not in use. The best bocce ball sets are quality crafted in America so they can be passed down through the generations, like the game itself.

A Bocce Ball Set is a Great Family Heirloom

Bocce ball is a game that can be played almost anywhere by people of all ages. Perhaps that is why the game itself has stood the test of time. A bocce ball set can bring the family together and make memories that will last a lifetime. It’s also a fantastic family heirloom to pass down through the generations.