The popular game of Bocci is played all over the Maltese islands, and the pastime is closely related to the French game of Petanque, English Bowls and the Italian Bocce
Bocci is played on a sand-covered smooth surface, and each team has three players.
The jack ball is around the size of a marble and the look like snooker-balls.
One team plays with red balls, the other one with blue. The object of the game is to get your team’s balls as close to the jack as possible. Rules do change and vary from club to club, so it’s worth watching a few games before trying your luck.
There is a Bocci club in almost every village in Malta : discover those in Birgu, Bormla, Kalkara and Senglea !