At Parkhurst Petanque in Johannesburg, we developed a new game called Petanque Pinball.
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We started a mega game with 4 players in each team, each with 3 boules. When we started playing there were some stumps on the piste and we decided that if the boules touched a stump, then they would be out (the coch was allowed to touch it). This made for an exciting game where about a quarter of the boules are removed during the game. It also minimises the role of the shooter and so is great where there are beginners playing who don't see all their boules being shot out all the time.
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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