Do You Throw Jack?
Updated June 20, 2019
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Bocce ball was first played in ancient Rome and is derived from the Italian word boccia, which means to bowl. A game of bocce begins with a player throwing the little ball, commonly known as a jack, to the other end of the court. Players then take turns tossing balls to get as close as possible to the jack. You don't have to know jack to play, though, it's an easy game to learn! Given its Italian heritage, one might pair bocce with wine, negronis or Peronis.
Bocce has a French cousin named Petanque. Wherever you play and whoever you play bocce with, the key is having fun. If you grab a bocce ball set and head to the beach or a park you can create your own court!
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