Product Type: Mookie Outdoor Toy
Newest Review: ... weight to them they are easily lifted by smaller hands and are considerably lighter than their metal relatives. **Packaging** The boul... more
What a load of balls!
Mookie Boules Set
Member Name: Bellroyd
Mookie Boules Set
Advantages: Last forever - good clean fun
Disadvantages: I really can't think of any
Now being an older person, I don't have much truck with anything new fangled. After all, I have a stereotype to live up to. So, not for me these complicated computer games - I'd rather have some good old-fashioned outdoor fun.
We have had a set of these boules in our garage for as long as I can remember. In fact, we have two sets, the one under review and another cheaper set, one of which has a yellow ball missing, but that is by the by. We tend to put them in the car when we go to the beach a few times a year and those with us are forced to get out of their blanket huddled in their deckchair and afforded scant protection against the biting wind and enjoy a bit of participation.
This Mookie set comprises 4 sets of 2 coloured boules and a much smaller jack ball. Each of up to four players has their own coloured boules and basically without insulting anyone's intelligence here, the game revolves around getting your own boules closest to the jack. Of course a big part of the fun lies in displacing the boules of others. You're meant to throw them out of the front of your hand with a wristy flicking motion which allows you to get a bit of backspin on the right surface. Aim to get them close to the jack or to land a blow on your opponent's boules to send them flying.
Because the game has universal appeal, you often see it played on foreign beaches in that otherwise difficult time between burning your skin off and having your pre-dinner shower. It's almost always played and enjoyed by sad old degenerates like us. It's a way of communicating with our international colleagues who rock up with their protuberant bellies, sagging flesh, and inappropriate swimwear which struggles to keep the whole lard ass in some kind of shape. My God - has life really come to this?
Moving on.... Yes, this is a perfectly serviceable product in that the weighted plastic covered balls are all still with this set, probably because they come with a wrap around plastic thingy cunningly designed such that all your boules are safely gathered in - unlike some of those inappropriate swimsuits. The holder incorporates a useful carry handle which I then use to hang it up on two strategically located nails on a roof truss in the garage. Not one nail which would make it tricky to have your balls hanging level, but two nails to make sure they hang straight. This appeals to that part of me that likes order. I was the kind of kid that actually enjoyed putting their toys away tidily.
The boules are a bit grubby now and scuffed here and there, but that's to be expected given the use that they have had and after all, it is a contact sport. It's not the sort of product that I would expect to wear out so I fully anticipate playing boules well into my dotage. Rather sad really.
I'll give them 5 stars. Go get a set and slide gently away into decrepitude.
Summary: A great buy