Life of a Southern Mom recently had the pleasure of working with Sports Unlimited to review the Park & Sun 100mm Tournament Bocce Set. Summer is a time for family reunions, picnics, camping, and having fun outside. What better way to spend time with family and friends than hosting a friendly competition? It may be too hot to play a pick up game of basketball or soccer (too much running around!), but Bocce is a nice relaxing game that does not take a lot of physical effort but can get brutally competitive!
Bocce itself is a fairly simple game. If you are unfamiliar with the game though, a printed set of instructions to set up and play is included. The game merely requires a large expanse of grass, a bocce set, and a few willing players. It is easier to set up than horseshoes, croquet, or badminton which are also popular “lawn” sports.
The Bocce Set I received comes in a nice and very sturdy carrying case. This is a great feature because when toting all of the pieces around to different events, it can be easy to lose pieces when they are not neatly contained. However, as one would expect, this case is very heavy. Although the game is easy enough for Grandma to play, don’t make her carry the set from the car to the gaming area.
After unzipping the case, inspecting the bocce balls will reveal that they are of very high quality. The Sports Unlimited website touts that they are “phenolic balls” which simply means they are made of a phenolic compound which is a synthetic material. You will not care what they are made of once you pick them up. They have a nice heft to them and you can feel the workmanship in the etched pattern on each ball.
With all of the required equipment so neatly contained and readily available, play can begin fairly quickly. The quality was evident to everyone who took part in the maiden game with this set. Every single person commented how nice the set was! If you are looking for an easy game to play this summer, you and your family won’t be disappointed when you get this Bocce Set from Sports Unlimited!
Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.