Bocce ball is a beloved sport with deep historical roots dating back to ancient Egypt. It has survived the test of time and has been passed down through the generations. The game first spread from Egypt to Asia Minor and then Greece, which passed it to Rome. The game eventually made its way to Italy, where an Italian immigrant brought it to the United States.
There were multiple times throughout history when the game of bocce ball became so wildly popular that leaders threatened to outlaw it. Leaders often felt that normal people playing the game of bocce ball were tempted to neglect other important activities, whether it was true or not. Of course, they had to create their own bocce ball set. So, are you ready to see what all the hype was about? Here’s how to play the world’s most popular historic game using a bocce ball set.
Bocce Ball Basics
The game of bocce ball is a simple yet enjoyable social game. It may be played on any level surface by anywhere from 2 to 8 players. Players may be of any age or skill level and need not possess any special athletic ability. Bocce ball is a versatile game with flexible rules often determined by the current players. They often range from virtually nonexistent to the strictest of tournament rules.
A bocce ball set consists of 9 pieces. There are 8 larger boccia balls separated evenly into 2 colors, so there are 4 balls of each color. Then there is a smaller pallino ball. Modern-day bocce ball sets include a durable outdoor bag for easy storage and transport, making it easy to play anywhere.
How to Play
Bocce ball is a strategy game, and all balls are tossed or rolled underhand. The first player stands at the foul line and tosses the smaller pallino inside the court. The same player then tosses a boccia ball as close to the pallino as possible. Players or teams take turns tossing or rolling balls inside the court as close to the pallino as possible.
Points are awarded to the team with the ball or balls closest to the pallino when all boccia has been tossed. Players often attempt to knock their opponent’s balls away from the pallino or even hit the pallino, moving it closer to a teammate’s ball. When all bocce balls have been tossed, the frame is concluded, points are awarded, and a new frame can begin. Bocce ball is often played to 16 points.
Get Your Bocce Ball Set Today
Owning a bocce ball set is like owning a piece of historical fun that you can play nearly anywhere with anybody. Families love to play bocce ball at the beach or with friends enjoying a backyard barbecue. Ancient players often played in the streets, striking the shins of the noblemen walking by. The convenient, durable carrying case makes storage and transport simple. Bocce ball is an insanely fun game that doesn’t require any special skills or athletic abilities, making it available to people of all ages. Get your bocce ball set today and prepare to join the fun.