Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... that I really enjoyed playing in my childhood. This game of Boules was very inexpensive at £2.50 for the game, which I thought was a bar... more
ELC Set of Boules
Member Name: 1983home
ELC Set of Boules
Advantages: great game
I think I got a little carried away after I got home from shopping at the Early Learning Centre they had a special offer which was 3 for 2 on all outside items. I purchase some smaller cheaper items in the shop and then when I got home I ordered dome of the heavier larger items online so that I did not have to carry them. By the end if they were not for my nephew they were for the family to enjoy playing with in the garden and making the most of the summer weather. Not that we have had much of that yet.
One of the items that I purchased was a set of Boules and this was a game that we used to play regularly at my grandparents house and is one of my games that I really enjoyed playing in my childhood.
This game of Boules was very inexpensive at £2.50 for the game, which I thought was a bargain and this was one of my free items so I never even paid for it. On the label for this game it states that it is not recommended for children under 18 months.
There are six Boules and there are two red, two blue and two yellow one and there is a little red ball which I believe if memory serves me correctly is called the jack. There is a case that is designed to hold all of the balls when not in use and also built into the case is a score card and pins so that you take takes scores as you play the game.
The aim of the games is to get the most points and you do this by trying to get both of your coloured boules as near to the red jack as possible.
Each player needs to pick which colour they are going to be, they then opt for who will go first, second and third. The first player throws the red jack and then each player takes it in turns to throw their boule as near to the jack as possible. You can also use tactics to push someone else's boule out of the way.
The winner of that round is the one nearest to the jack, if both boules are closest then they get awarded two points instead of one. You then play a number of rounds and the winner is the one with the most points at the end.
This game is great for hand to eye coordination as you have to line up where you want it to go taking into consideration the distance and the force the boule needs to be thrown. I have played Boules where there are 4 of each colour, but for £2.50 I was not expecting any more. This game is perfect for young children to be able to concentrate without getting bored.
The game is great to play and is a game that anyone of any age can play, my nephew at just over a year and a half just likes rolling the balls across the garden and I am sure as he grows up he will love this game and start to play it properly.
Overall for £2.50 and the entertainment value I give it the full top marks, although if you become a keen boules player you may want to invest in a better set. Also be careful not to lose the small red jack as the game can be pretty hard to play without it.
Summary: family fun
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