You can play on the beach, in the backyard, or in the park ... if you've got the boules. Jaques Alloy 8 Boule Bocce Ball Set with Wooden Box - Petanque is a great introduction to the French or Italian (it depends who you ask) version of bocce ball. Played with heavy metal boules that ''clang'' when they strike each other, petanque is bocce's badder cousin. This set comes with a full set of 8 polished alloy boules and a standard jack, or target ball. This gleaming set stores easily in a gorgeous solid pine box with classic rope handles. About Jaques of London As the oldest games company in the world, the name Jaques is inexorably intertwined with the history of almost any classic game. After literally inventing croquet, popularizing the gold-standard Staunton chess pieces everyone recognizes, and building a series of other games and items with the finest wood in the world, Jaques has continued to reinvent itself. Today, they produce game pieces and sets of the utmost quality in the strongest, rarest, and best-looking materials on Earth. When you're look to look refined playing chess, croquet, ping pong, backgammon, snakes and ladders, or any other wooden game, look to Jaques of London. Petanque = bocce with metal balls. Set of 8 boules (balls) in polished alloy. 1 jack (pallino) target ball included. Solid pine box with natural rope handles. Metal boules withstand even aggressive play.