How To Play Bocce Ball (Backyard Rules)

  • 🎬 Video
  • ℹ️ Published 1 years ago

This video tutorial will teach you how to play Bocce Ball

This video will start by teaching you the general concepts of Bocce Ball and is followed by the more detailed features of the game. This tutorial is perfect for beginning players, as well as, experienced players that need a refresher.

After watching, you will know the basics of how to play the yard game Bocce Ball. All that is left to do is grab some friends and start playing!

This Bocce Ball tutorial will cover the following topics:
- The setup
- The objective
- How to play
- How to win
- A review of the rules

Please leave a comment below if you need any additional information about the yard game Bocce Ball, if you have any questions about the game, or if any aspect of the game was not clear in the video.

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💬 Comments

Thanks for putting this together. I have MS and am in a w/chair. Hubby uses a chaired-walker because of dementia but we were able to watch this video and learn the basic rules and play this game!

Author — Sim Leee


That’s interesting. I grew up in a town founded by Italian Protestants (Waldensians). I never heard the little ball called a palino. It has always been known as the bouccini to me. If I recall, they came from the alpine region of Italy. I wonder if there are other regional variations in the names.

Author — Eric Barlow


I remember playing this game before, it's quite fun. Thanks for bringing it up again!

Author — A-Man Plays


Thank you so much for this! This game is a must-have for us Italian-Americans 🇮🇹🇺🇸

Author — Giustino Suárez


Every Italian dad including my dad is very happy you posted this. Thank you. Now I can play with the older cigar folks.

Author — Strebor Semaj


In short, this sounds like curling without the ice or the brooms. With thick grass, I imagine it could be just as difficult though.

Author — mydogskips2


I played this with my Papa when I was young, it’s a fun game

Author — Andrew Lancastera


Ehhh gonna pretend I didn't hear the underhand throws only rule. That seems way less fun and strategic. Also we play a rule where once the jack is thrown there is no going to inspect it or look again. Gotta keep your eyes on where you think it went. Obviously your yard is impeccable so this isn't an issue! :)

Author — J Andersen


We played this a lot with our kids while they grew up. Quite fun.
HOWEVER, we had to put our little Corgi dog into the house or on a leash because he would run out and grab the Jack. LOL
(He loved Bocce Ball)
ALSO it is best to double check your yard to make sure your dog has not left you a 'gift' before playing the game....haha

Author — OldDood


Love it! Can you do one on how to play Horseshoe?

Author — Austin Hoover


Maybe a dumb question, but about how far away should the jack be first thrown?

Author — joeny1980


Interresting in my family we usualy call it pentanque, though from a quick search it seems that it is a series of games, but the only difference i could find was the material that the balls are made out of. Does anyone know the difference between Bocce ball, Petanque, Boules and Boccia, or is it just different names for the same game?

Author — Nichlas Bundgaard


am here on youtube trying to look for videos about this game!

i rented bocce balls at and the owner said he'll teach us play it, but wanted to learn more about it too

thank you for this video

Author — Louiesa Malicdem


Game is played on solid pavement, not on grass

Author — Carlos Rodriguez ELECTRICIAN


I am watching this because I have physical education practical tomorrow . I'm from India ❤️

Author — Sonal Porwal


The Legion of Dads approve of your lawn.

Author — Jaydoggy


Interested in doing a video review of Rollors...we'll send you a set to for free.

Author — Rollors


My set only has 2 different colors 🤷‍♂️

Author — MasterOfNone


I was about to buy a set from academy. That god I found this video first. Saved myself $50. This looks boring AF!

Author — Charles Tucker


Geezuz, this is lame !! I'll stick to lawn darts :)

Author — alesi50