The popular game of Boċċi is played all over the Maltese islands, and this 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 balls are around the size of a marble and looks like snooker-balls. One team plays with red balls, the other one with blue. The aim of the game is to get your team’s boċċi 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!