A bocce round begins with a player from one team pitching the pallina from one end of a court, with hope that it lands near the court center. Then, a bocce ball is thrown close to the pallina, ideally in front of the pallina. The opposing team then attempts to knock the bocce ball away from the pallina by hitting the bocce or pallina with its own bocce ball.
Some fun games to play with friends include Wink Murder, Continuing Novel and Partners in Pen. These simple games require minimal materials and are both quick and easy to play.
In the game of shuffleboard, the goal is to slide weights to the opposite end of the table, getting as close to the edge as possible without falling off. A shuffleboard table and weights are needed to play.
The hat game is a simple game that requires imagination and acting skills from the participants. To play the game, all you need is a hat, a timer, some paper and a few pencils.
The cornhole game can be played in teams of two or as one-member teams. All adults must throw their bean bags from the pitcher's box behind the 30-foot foul line. Opponents throw from the same platform each round, alternating throws until each player has thrown four bean bags.
The rules for a cake walk involve setting up numbered squares along a circular path and playing music while participants walk around the circle, then stopping the music and calling out a random number that corresponds to one of the squares. The participant who is standing on (or nearest) the square called is the winner and can then choose a cake. A cake walk is a popular game at school carnivals, picnics, block parties, or church fundraisers.
The goal of the game of horseshoes is to score the most points from pitching horseshoes at a stake at the opposite end of a long, narrow court. Points are scored not only for "ringers," which are tosses with which the horseshoe completely encircles the stake, but also for throwing the horseshoe that lands nearest to the stake.
A full house in Yahtzee is composed of three of any number plus two of any other number, according to HowStuffWorks. This combination of dice scores 25 points.
Enjoyable picnic games for adults include croquet, charades, trivia, spoon racing and potato sack racing. Most of these games do not require expensive equipment and are easy to modify when kids and teens want to join the fun.
It is believed that the game hide-and-seek originated from a Greek game called "apodidraskinda." It was described for the first time by the second century Greek writer Julius Pollux.
The card game 2500 is also known as 2500 Rummy and is played by dealing a face up card to each player, dealing additional cards based on the initial card and taking turns making runs. The game is scored after each round.
The best film titles for charades are easy act out and easy for others to recognize. There are a number of resources available to find movie titles for charades including the AMC Filmsite.
Apples to Apples, Trivial Pursuit and charades are games that couples can play during a couples game night. These games are fast-paced games that allow people to play on couple teams or individually.
"Road Sign ABC" is one game to play on a bus trip. The game is played by finding the letters of the alphabet on road signs. Only one letter can be used per sign, and the game ends when the first person finds all 26 letters.
Card games are enjoyable to senior citizens. According to Love To Know, a few fun card games are sequence, phase 10 and pinochle. There are also different versions of solitaire. Word puzzles, crosswords and jigsaw puzzles appeal to older people as well. Board games are another option, including bingo and Scrabble.
CBS News, reporting on a study from Oxford University, states that good indoor games for kids include playing video games. Kids who play at least one hour of video games a day are more social, happier and less hyperactive indoors than kids who don't.
You can draw a hopscotch board on a concrete driveway with chalk. A board can also be scratched out on sand or dirt. A permanent grid can be drawn in playgrounds.
The easiest way to shuffle cards is to use the overhand shuffle. Handle the cards lightly, using the right thumb to lift out the cards a few at a time while holding the deck with the left hand.
Different teens describe the concept of "cool" in various ways, and About.com's "Teen Party Games" suggests dozens of activities designed to get anyone and everyone involved, including a quiz on pop culture, balloon wars, "Freeze Frame" and a fashion show featuring clothing that is made out of newspaper and duct tape. Teens often think they want to "just hang out," but that becomes boring after a while.
Although there are different rules and numerous variations of skittles, the most common version played in England is West Country skittles. The game requires nine wooden skittles, a skittles alley, and a ball made of wood, resin or rubber.
Traditional board games are a huge hit at 13th birthday, especially if they are paired with a more grown up activity later, such as makeovers or paint ball. Bring out Twister, Mouse Trap, Monopoly and Checkers, and give a prize to the winning team — whether it's first dibs at pizza or a small toy. For more rambunctious party guests, play Freeze Tag, Red Rover or Hide and Seek.