compass image and text: Culture Quest World Tour Ophelia Owl on the arm of Parsifal Peguin

GAMES OF FRANCE


La Petanque


Number of Players: 6 or more
Place: Gymnasium or outdoors

Consists of a set of 6 or 12 steel little balls that players are supposed to throw as close as they can to the "piggy." The "piggy" is a very small wooden ball and is the target of the game. First, the beginning team tosses the piggy a certain distance, but not too far or too close. Each team takes turns tossing a ball towards the piggy until the balls are all gone. The team that gets the closest ball to the piggy wins. Then, count one point for each ball of the winning team that is closer to the piggy than the other team's balls.