Rules of the Game

It’s simple, the object of the game is to roll your bocce calls closer to the Pallino (Jack) ball than your opponent.


One player per team = Four balls per player
Two players per team = Two balls per player
Three players per team = Two balls per player
Four players per team = One ball per player

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Starting a Frame

Start with rock, paper, scissors.
The player that wins throws the pallino.
Rules for pallino – stays between the center line and the 4-foot line.
Then, the same player throws the first bocce ball.
Next, the second team gets a turn rolling one of their bocce balls.
Rules for bocce balls – must be past center line and can NOT strike the back wall, unless it strikes the pallino or another bocce ball first.
Each succeeding ball is thrown by the team that does NOT have the ball closest to the pallino.

Bundox Bocce Court Outline

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The goal is to:

(A) Get the ball closest to the pallino.
(B) Move the pallino closer to your ball.
(C) Move the opponent’s ball.

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Measure the distance of each teams’ balls to the pallino (once all the balls have been tossed). Get a point for each ball closest to the pallino than the opposing team. The team with the most points wins Round 1 and gets to throw the pallino the next round. The game continues until 12 points have been scored or another agreed upon number has been met.