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photoblog image ....Men at <s>work</s> play....

....Men at work play....

Have a playground, take a target, 1cm / half an inch big, add some balls and some other  'things' to throw with...and I almost forgot, add 4 men and you have a game.....

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well at least they tried....... I found a YouTube showing 'how it is played'. It is a Maltese game called Bocci.

 

for the ones who want to see the 'pros'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGiyeO7drY0

 

 

 

....Men at work play....

Have a playground, take a target, 1cm / half an inch big, add some balls and some other  'things' to throw with...and I almost forgot, add 4 men and you have a game.....

photoblog image Collage.jpg

well at least they tried....... I found a YouTube showing 'how it is played'. It is a Maltese game called Bocci.

 

for the ones who want to see the 'pros'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGiyeO7drY0

 

 

 

comments (15)

C'est original cette main qui montre où est le cochonnet.
Looks a little different than the Bocci I've seen over here... Great set of images - and loved the video!
  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 9 May 2016, 03:29
We have bocce, Astrid...many up-country schools have a playing court.
i am familiar with the game of Bocci Astrid... i grew up close to the Italian section of town... i love your presentation....petersmile
btw... i forgot to mention how great your photos and THE HAND look....petersmile
A very nice presentation of this Mediterranean game Astrid!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 May 2016, 06:27
What a hugely skilled but rather silly game this appears to be Astrid
So THAT'S what they play in that spot near Bugibba! How fun that you got to see the men playing it. The pro link is incredible...how well they can play! I love how you keep pointing to the littlest, most-important ball of them all! grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 May 2016, 06:53
Haha - a great idea to present this game!
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 9 May 2016, 07:48
En France c'est un sport national
JP
Picturit: Not like this... in France they don't have the 'wooden-tin-can' they throw with as shown in the video.
I love petangue though.
Astrid.
A bit like Petanque which I once played in a pub car park with the Lions!
Picturit: I agree, we use to play it too, NOT with those wooden throwing things though..
a fun game.
Astrid.
I would suggest throwing yellow arrows at the little ball bearing might be fun Astrid. The arrow that lands the furthest away is the winner.
Picturit: I agree on the yellow arrows.... man alive, that little target was so small, this is no game for people with a visibility problem... read short sighted, it is like throwing those 'thingies' with your eyes closed, which I think they did grin.....
Astrid.
We play bocci here in summer. I always win. I am interested to see the video.
Picturit: Do you also have those 'wooden-piles'... where they try to kick away the larger red and green ball?? I think I know you are very competitive wink...
It is a fun game smile
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 May 2016, 13:44
Crazeee. We sometimes refer to the game of bowls, as "old man's marbles". Here, I think they are also throwing tins, golf balls and canon balls at the ball bearing.

You are into catering, now?
Picturit: There are a lot of these games. The fact that they started trowing with those 'wooden-tin-cans'...(I know there is no wood-tin, I refer to the shape) caught my attention...
As for the catering they threw me out grin..... I wanted to taste too much HA.
Astrid.
How fun! Love how you put this all together!
Picturit: Thank you, Robin.. It was fun to see these men have a great time together.
Astrid.

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