Boules / Petanque for Hire

Hire this classic favourite game from us – ​Petanque is also known as Boule and Bocce. This is a simple and traditional pub game that has been played for decades.  

When you throw the boule, you must do it from within the circle with both feet pressed firmly on the ground. The first team throws the first boule and tries to get as close as possible to the jack. You are allowed to hit it. The player can’t leave the terrain until their boule has landed.

The opposing team then takes a shot at landing their boule closer than the first team. If they succeed, the first team comes back to take away the advantage and if not, the second team has to keep throwing their boules until they take the point or run out of boules. You are allowed to hit the opponent’s boules and some people take advantage of this to try and push their opponent’s boules away from the cochonnet.

Scores and Rounds

When all boules have been thrown, it is time to score the points. The team that has its boule closest to the jack wins a point and additional points for every boule that is closer to the jack than the closest opponent’s boule. The other team wins no points.


After calculating the score a new round begins, with a new play area centered on the final position of the jack. The game ends when a team scores 13 points. There is no limit on time or the number of rounds.

Suitable for



Boules on grass