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Everything you need to know to play BocceRoll™

Everything you need to know to play BocceRoll™

Game overview

GAME OVERVIEW

The Objective: Players roll the balls over the ramp, aiming for the targets and pallina, with the ultimate goal of earning as many points possible. First team to 21 wins.

To Start The Game: Player 1 rolls the pallina. Player 2 rolls one of their balls first. Players then alternate throwing their 4 balls.

To Score: (1) Players earn the # of points marked on each target for every ball that lands in that target (2) Similar to bocce, the player closest to the pallina earns one point for every ball closer than the opponents nearest ball. The player with the highest score subtracts their opponents score from their own.

How to Win: First player/team to 21 wins

WHO’S PLAYIN’?

2 Player Game
  • Standing at the end of the ramp (not crossing), player 1 rolls the pallina over the ramp. Player 2 then rolls first.
  • Players earn points by landing in the targets or by being closest to the pallina
  • Players earn the number of points marked on the target for every ball that lands in that target.
  • Similar to bocce, the player closest to the pallina earns one point for every ball closer than the opponents nearest ball. The player with the highest score subtracts their opponents score from their own.
  • If the player’s ball is touching the pallina, it is called a “Baci” and the player earns 2 points if it remains touching at the end of the play
  • After each round, tally each player’s points. The player with the highest score of the round subtracts their opponent’s score from their own. This is their score for the round.
  • The player who lost the previous round gets to roll the pallina for the next round. The player who won the previous round rolls their ball first on the next round.
  • Players continue through rounds until a player hits 21. First player to 21 or over wins!
4 Player Game

Players team up, two players for each color, and take turns. Scoring is the same as the two-player game

1 Player Game

The objective is for the player to get as high of a score as possible using all 8 balls. For this version, the player will not use the pallina/target ball. They will only tally points by shooting for targets.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Double up on the pallina
Double up on the pallina

DOUBLE UP ON THE PALLINA

Land the pallina in a target cup and score additional points. +2pts for touching (’BACI’), +1pt for closest.

Make it harder
Make it harder

MAKE IT HARDER

Require the winner to hit exactly 21. Go over 21 and your score goes back to 15.

Make it faster
Make it faster

MAKE IT FASTER

Count all points played each round instead of canceling each others points out. First player to 21 wins.

Use the measuring tape
Use the measuring tape

USE THE MEASURING TAPE

See who is closest to the pallina.

A CLOSER LOOK AT SCORING…

A closer look at scoring
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