Product Type: Mookie Outdoor Toy
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Playing with your boules
Mookie Boules Set
Member Name: sympatic
Mookie Boules Set
Advantages: Easy game to play
Disadvantages: Carry case looks flimsy
Our recent camping holiday in Carnac saw us going away with two other families who have children between the ages of 4 and 9 so we decided to take some outdoor games with us in the vague hope that we would see some good weather, something we were pleasantly surprised to get as well. We decided that as it was France we were heading off to we would get a set of French Boules and these were only £5.50 on Amazon.
The balls themselves are filled with liquid and this gives them some weight, in the set you get eight balls in all in sets of two and they are different colours as shown in the Dooyoo picture. There is also a small jack which is the target ball, and this is white in colour in our set. I liked the fact that the colours are nice and bright as they would appeal to the children and this is a game that can be played by four players at a time. The aim of the game is to either get your ball closest to the jack or to hit the jack and you do this using an underarm throwing motion, most of the players I watched in the nearby park tended to throw in such a way that the ball has back spin on it however they were using proper sets that looked expensive, our cheapo option was not very suited to such technicalities but it was still a lot of fun and something that even the younger children could enjoy along with the adults where games got a bit competitive.
The balls come in a black plastic carry case which is a bit flimsy looking and I'm not entirely confident how long it will last but it survived the holiday. It is easy to carry and also transport and does not take up too much room.
The set itself is very much aimed at children and the boules themselves are well made and easy for small hands to grip which is important. They are heavy and can hurt if thrown at someone either deliberately or by accident so children do need to be supervised when using these.
For a cheap set I do not think you can really go wrong with these.
Summary: Cheap and good value