Multicultural Games

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State the name of your game and why you chose it.

1996 team: The game is called boccie or lawn bowling. Sometimes it is spelled bocce. We chose it because it looked fun and easy to learn.

1998 team (Julie):  I chose this game because the name sounded cool and I vaguely remembered playing it and enjoying it.

List the countries where it is played and its origin.

1998 team:  Boccie is played all over the world.  It is known as lawn bowling, nine pins, skittles, petanque and more.  Boccie is the Italian name for the sport.  Boccie was probably first played in Ancient Egypt around 5200 B.C.  We know this because there was a picture of two boys playing the game in an Egyptian tomb.   Boccie spread though the continents and it was a major game played in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.  Boccie is a tournament sport too.  The popularity has gone up and done through the centuries, but it has been very popular in the United States since it swept California in 1989l

Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.

The object of the game is for one of the teams to get their balls closer to the jack than the other team.  Each team can have 1 to 4 players.  

List the equipment needed.

Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?

What are your feelings about this game? Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend it?


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