"Boules" Barcelona Sports & Outdoors Tip by easyoar

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by easyoar

As far as I am aware, this is an old French game, very similar to bowls. A small ball (jack) is thrown into the field of play (can be sand, grass or anything really!). Players then try and throw their own balls as close to the jack as possible, knocking other players balls out of the way if necessary.

The game is over when all players have thrown all of their balls. The winner is player who has his ball nearest the jack. The winner gets one point if he has one ball nearer the jack than any other player, if he has a second ball nearer than jack than any other player he gets another point.

The game continues (with multiple ends) until a player has reached a predetermined maximum score, at which time he is the overall winner.

Comment on this tip:
McCoq Sat Oct 29, 2005 23:39 BST
Hehe Hello;). Nice page of Barcelona. Ah, the name in spanish of this "Boules" is Petanca;), and you explained it very well. It's so typical to play this game here

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  • Updated Oct 30, 2005
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