Petanque is an easy game to play and learn. The game can be played between 2 single players, or between teams of 2 (doubles) or 3 (triples). Each player has 3 boules, or 2 boules f playng triples.
Toss a coin to decide who starts. The winners (Team A) draw a cricle to stand in and then throw the wooden jack. It should land between 6 and 10 metres from the circle.
A member from Team A now throws a boule, trying to get near to the wooden jack. A member from Team B then throws a boule, the aim is to try to get closer to the jack than Team A.
If Team B succeed in getting closer then they are deemed to be 'holding'. It is now Team A's turn to try to beat it. If Team B do not succeed in getting closer, they must contnue to throw their boule until they do.
Play continutes this way, with the team NOT 'holding' the jack trying to beat the nearest boule.
If the team who are 'holding' the jack have boules left when the opposing team have run out, they then throw the remaning boule to try to gain extra points.
When all the boules have been thrown, the points are counted. The winning team scores as many points as they have boules closer to the jack then their opponents. A maximun score of 6 per 'end'. The winner of the game is the first team to score 13.
The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy it!!