How to play Turbo Bocce In 5 Easy Steps

Step 1:

Figure out who will throw first by flipping a coin. The team with first throw places the starting box wherever they want, and then throws the pallino wherever they want (as short as 5 feet from the starting box or as long as 50 feet). The player who throws the pallino must also throw the first shot of the game. The object is to get your ball as close to the pallino as possible.

Notice how he stands on the starting box, ready to throw his ball as close as possible to the pallino.

Step 2:

After the first team has taken their shot, a player from the second team must shoot. Either player can decide to go first, the only rule is the players must alternate shots. The player who shoots will try to get their ball closer to the pallino than the first team’s ball.

One example of a good bocce shot!  Many people also roll the ball.

Step 3:

The 3rd shot will come from the team whose ball is FARTHER from the pallino. You continue shooting until you are closer than the other team or you have shot all your balls.

In this case Green is closer so Red will continue to shoot until they beat Green’s shot

Step 4:

After all the balls are shot, we score the round. Only one team can score per round, and that is the team with the closet ball to the pallino. However many balls they have closer than the opponents closest ball is how many points they get. Will be between 1 and 4.

In this example Green scores 2 points because they have two balls closer than Red’s closest ball.

Step 5:

The team that won the points in the last round places the starting box and throws the pallino in the next round.  Repeat until one team scores 11 points and wins by 2. That team is the winner! Check HERE to see what statistics we keep!

If you win enough of these games you can win a major trophy at the end of the year!!!


Good Luck!