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Bocce is a game played with nine balls. There are eight large balls and one smaller ball which are used in the game. The smaller ball is the target and it is technically referred to as the pallina. This game is made up of two teams. Each team is given 4 balls. Based on the number of players on the team, each person is given one, two or four balls. The minimum number of players per team is one. There could be two or four players in a team as well. When there are multiple players in the team, the same sequence of players playing is maintained throughout the game.
At the toss of a coin, the winning team chooses if they want to toss at the pallina first or if they want to choose the color of the balls. The pallina is then rolled or tossed by the toss-winning team member and it can be tossed any distance within the court boundaries and past the center line.
The tossing player delivers the first ball. The next ball is delivered by the next team. This continues till all the balls are exhausted. When all the balls are exhausted, it marks the end of the frame and the points are awarded based on the balls closest to the pallina. Games are played for 16 points. The first team that reaches 16 points wins. If the ball is out of the court boundaries, then it is considered as out of play.