Jeu de boules

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Jeu de boules, sometimes called in English "Bowls," is a sport originating in France, but is derived from the Roman game called "Bocce." The game is played with a number of players using 3 hand sized metal balls (the "boules"). Each player takes a turn inside of a small circle (ranging between around 1 foot to 3 feet in diameter), and tosses one of their boules at a small "jack," or white marble-sized ball. Who ever is closest to the jack once all boules have been tossed is winner.

While fading in popularity amongst the youth in France, it is still played by many, especially in Louisianne and New Francy, where the game is still quite popular, especially the new version, "extreme boules" or "boules extra" where it is played on hilly and/or rocky terrain.

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