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Bocce Is Beautiful

Masquerading as a stylish home decoration, these beautiful handcrafted felt balls are actually a new way to enjoy the popular game of Bocce. Bring the century-old game to your home with this soft ball set that is as attractive as it is fun (not to mention safe to play inside the house). The perfect way to get family and friends interacting, Bocce is a competitive, strategic game that's easy to learn and will provide hours of entertainment. Handmade in Nepal using 100% wool felt and Swiss dyes, this Bocce set comes in a decorative basket with instructional pamphlet, to-go bag and measuring string.

Click here to read about the benefits and history of Bocce.

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Handmade
Item ID
16742
Made from
100% wool, wood
Measurements
basket: 16" L x 8" W x 8.5" H; balls: 3.5" dia
Notes
Ages 8 and up. Hand wash.
  • the maker

benefits and history of Bocce

The early Egyptians are believed to have played a version of the game. A painting of two boys playing a Bocce-style game was found in an Egyptian tomb dated to 5200 B.C.

From Egypt, the game made its way to Greece and then to Rome. Early Greek physicians advised patients to play Bocce as therapeutic exercise. Roman soldiers played a game like Bocce during the Punic Wars in the Third Century B.C., using stones instead of balls. Later, the Romans played the game with coconuts they brought back from Africa.

During the Middle Ages, Bocce was banned by both kings and the church, saying that it took people's attention away from the military or led to gambling.

Legend has it that English Admiral Sir Francis Drake was playing Bocce when he was told that an attack by the Spanish armada was imminent. His response: "First, we finish the game, then we have time for the invincible armada."

Information courtesy of Outside In Games, LLC.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Easy to transport (7)
  • Good value (6)
  • Well balanced (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family fun (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (5), Recreational player (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5), No (3)

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5.0

Want to be the coolest cat at the party?

By 

from NYC

About Me Recreational player

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Transport
  • Good Value
  • Quality Construction
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

      My wife and I gave this to her thirty something brother for his birthday present. We were at a party at his apartment in Brooklyn and bocce became the hit of the party. Bocce quickly trumped mini ping pong, nurf gun shooting, as the most popular extra curricular activities at the party. Friends were saying "wow!", "cool!", "when can I play a game?"

      There is no better gift to give. It looks great. It's fun as anything. And you will quickly be at the hippest party on the block.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very nice indoor game

      By 

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Transport
      • Quality Construction
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

      • A little expensive

      Best Uses

      • Family Fun
      • Nice to have at the offic

      Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

      We bought this for our small office. We are a law firm and it is a wonderful way to let off steam from time to time -- our hallways are perfect for the game.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful set!

      By 

      from upstate NY

      About Me Recreational player

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Basket a little small

      Best Uses

      • Family Fun

      Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

      This was a gift we gave our son and we love it so much we're ordering another one for ourselves as soon as it's in stock! Beautifully decorative and fun-functional at the same time! Great for the die-hard bocce ball player!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great family and 7th anniversary gift

      By 

      from novi, mi

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Transport
      • Good Value
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Fun

        Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

        We ordered this set for our daughter and son-in-laws 7th anniversary (wool). They have pre-school kids and a long hall in their home. It was a hit with everyone as the kids could get the hang of playing for entertainment and it also makes a unique decorative item. I am thinking about who else needs one for indoor play/deco and will order again if available.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Game! Fabulous for kids & adults!

        By 

        from Portland, ME

        About Me Recreational player

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Aesthetically Pleasing
        • Balls are great

        Cons

        • Basket too small

        Best Uses

        • Family Fun
        • Indoor

        Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

        The Bocce Balls are good size and beautiful. We love it and have played over 20 games in the few days we have owned it. It's a big family hit! The only con is that the basket is just too small, the balls keep falling out.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Arrived on time!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Art and fun in one!

        By 

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Recreational player

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Transport
        • Good Value
        • Quality Construction
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Fun

          Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

          Perfect for indoor winter fun.
          A game the whole family can play.
          A unique piece of art when not in use as a game.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Beautiful for decoration and for play!

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Transport
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Fun

            Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

            I bought this item for a family friend who is a gifted decorator, but who also has a husband and 3 year old grandson who are always playing with balls in the house! I would have bought it for her if it were only for decoration, but the fact that it can be played with is a extra plus!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unique gift

            By 

            from Vicksburg, MS

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Transport
            • Good Value
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Fun

              Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

              This is a traditional game in a unique style. What fun to play this game indoors with friends on cold or rainy days.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              unusual functional gift

              By 

              from Virgina

              About Me Recreational player

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bring the outside in
                • Family Fun

                Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

                This was a gift and the recipients loved it! Beautifully constructed and fun too!

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                stylish family fun!!

                By 

                from san diego

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Transport
                • Good Value
                • Quality Construction
                • Well Balanced

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Fun

                  Comments about INDOOR BOHO BOCCE GAME:

                  great gift for a family with small children. Play inside with no damage to furniture or walls. Pretty enought ot be left out as decoration when not playing.

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