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Croquet vs. Bocce Ball

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Just double-checked and Webster's says bocci is an acceptable spelling.

Although they say nuke-you-ler is an acceptable pronunciation, so I'm not sure I trust them.

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Just double-checked and Webster's says bocci is an acceptable spelling.

Although they say nuke-you-ler is an acceptable pronunciation, so I'm not sure I trust them.

Webster's is right out.

It's bocce.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

This is a strong point in favor of bocci(e).

I am going to have to work much harder to convince everyone of croquet's merits.

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Just double-checked and Webster's says bocci is an acceptable spelling.

Although they say nuke-you-ler is an acceptable pronunciation, so I'm not sure I trust them.

Webster's is right out.

It's bocce.

I will correct the title so we can keep this thread civilized.

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Just double-checked and Webster's says bocci is an acceptable spelling.

Although they say nuke-you-ler is an acceptable pronunciation, so I'm not sure I trust them.

Webster's is right out.

It's bocce.

I will correct the title so we can keep this thread civilized.

I don't care what your parents say...you're a good kid. :thumbup:

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Croquet has muticolored balls.

Bocce does not.

Advantage croquet.

They have mentioned playing bocce on the Soprano's and in Godfather II.

Advantage bocce.

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Croquet has muticolored balls.

Bocce does not.

Advantage croquet.

They have mentioned playing bocce on the Soprano's and in Godfather II.

Advantage bocce.

2-1 bocce so far.

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Boccce f'n rules. I remember watching old Italians going crazy playing that when I was a kid. Good stuff.

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You can set up varying courses for croquet giving you an endless amount of variations of strategy.

Bocce is the same thing over and over again.

ADVANTAGE CROQUET

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Boccce f'n rules. I remember watching old Italians going crazy playing that when I was a kid. Good stuff.

Yes. Italians like bocce. This has been well established in this thread.

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cornhole

Please don't steal my thunder.

This is a play in game where the winner plays cornhole.

lawn darts?

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You can set up varying courses for croquet giving you an endless amount of variations of strategy.

Bocce is the same thing over and over again.

ADVANTAGE CROQUET

2-2

Technically you can play bocce like you would golf. You set up the first stage then once you finish there you move the target and throw from the first target. If you have a large area, it is entertaining because you can play through in people's yards and the like. We used to do this when I was a kid and they still do it in Italy.

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cornhole

Please don't steal my thunder.

This is a play in game where the winner plays cornhole.

lawn darts?

lawn darts will be cornhole's 1st round matchup.

poll forthcoming...

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

I am going to put in a ruling to the judge as Bartyles and James or a Zima sprtizer is an acceptable substitute.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

You can't just make #### up. I've played croquet while drinking beer. You just put your beer down when you need to hit the ball.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

You can't just make #### up. I've played croquet while drinking beer. You just put your beer down when you need to hit the ball.

That is faulty logic.

You should know better.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

You can't just make #### up. I've played croquet while drinking beer. You just put your beer down when you need to hit the ball.

Put beer where?

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

You can't just make #### up. I've played croquet while drinking beer. You just put your beer down when you need to hit the ball.

Put beer where?

On the ground. Where else would I put it?

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You can set up varying courses for croquet giving you an endless amount of variations of strategy.

Bocce is the same thing over and over again.

ADVANTAGE CROQUET

2-2

Technically you can play bocce like you would golf. You set up the first stage then once you finish there you move the target and throw from the first target. If you have a large area, it is entertaining because you can play through in people's yards and the like. We used to do this when I was a kid and they still do it in Italy.

:thumbup:

Nothing like putting the pallino behind a tree to force some tricky shots.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

You can't just make #### up. I've played croquet while drinking beer. You just put your beer down when you need to hit the ball.

Put beer where?

On the ground. Where else would I put it?

You mean actually letting it go?

The only reason to do that would be that the beer is empty and you are replacing it with another one.

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

People who play Croquet don't drink beer.

Advantage Bocce.

You can't just make #### up. I've played croquet while drinking beer. You just put your beer down when you need to hit the ball.

Put beer where?

On the ground. Where else would I put it?

You mean actually letting it go?

The only reason to do that would be that the beer is empty and you are replacing it with another one.

Ditka knows what's up... the Dogfish Head Brewery in Deleware has several professional bocce ball courts - and hosts a huge tourney every year. Good times.

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You can set up varying courses for croquet giving you an endless amount of variations of strategy.

Bocce is the same thing over and over again.

ADVANTAGE CROQUET

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Have you ever even played bocce? It is never the same thing twice.

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When you play bocce, you don't look like a flaming ###, unlike croquet

:lmao::goodposting:

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You can play bocce without putting down your beer.

I consider beer an essential counterbalance for your off-hand.

:goodposting:

Croquet is what tiddlywinks players play when they decide to get down and funky.

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On the other hand, when the game gets out of hand I gotta think that getting whacked in the noggin with a croquet mallet has to hurt more than getting pinged with the pallino... :boxing:

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Went with Bocce this memorial day at the BBQ. Very different game in the backyard than in regulation courts. Would like a bigger pallino for the backyard game for better visibility and greater chance to move it with a hit. That little sucker really hunkers down in the grass. Next time I'll probably substitute a cue ball.

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Went with Bocce this memorial day at the BBQ. Very different game in the backyard than in regulation courts. Would like a bigger pallino for the backyard game for better visibility and greater chance to move it with a hit. That little sucker really hunkers down in the grass. Next time I'll probably substitute a cue ball.

what rule do you all use for hitting the pallino?

We've been using the "Hit it and that shot is disqualified" is that correct or not?

List of Backyard rules anyone?

Besides Drink lots and lots of beer ;)

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List of Backyard rules anyone?

Besides Drink lots and lots of beer ;)

If it is somebody's turn and they are not paying attention, your allowed to slam your bocci ball on distracted players foot.

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If you are playing Croquet, you can just get the hat with the straws for your beer.

I never played either of these wuss games.

Horseshoes or Lawn darts I like though.

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Technically you can play bocce like you would golf. You set up the first stage then once you finish there you move the target and throw from the first target. If you have a large area, it is entertaining because you can play through in people's yards and the like. We used to do this when I was a kid and they still do it in Italy.

We call it open-course bocce. We have hills, trees, farm equipment, dogs, etc. Makes the game more challenging and fun.

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