Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet
through hoops (often called "wickets") embedded in a grass playing court.
1 vs. 1,
2 vs. 2.
Croquet is a familiar and fun outdoor game for everyone. A stylish, low-impact sport to be
played with friends, taking breaks only for a sip of champagne and a nibble of hors d'oevers.
With this game there are no wallflowers, everyone is quickly out hitting a blue, red, black or
yellow ball clockwise through the a series of six wickets. It is known as a game of spirit,
style and strategy.
History of Jenga
The origins of croquet are a little cloudy. Many believe that this ancestral game was
introduced to Britain from France during the reign of Charles II of England, and was
played under the name of paille-maille or pall mall, derived ultimately from Latin
words for "ball and mallet". In his 1810 book "The Sports and Pastimes of the People of
England", Joseph Strutt describes the way pall mall was played in England in the early
17th century: "Pale-maille is a game wherein a round box ball is struck with a mallet
through a high arch of iron, which he that can do at the fewest blows, or at the number
agreed upon, wins. It is to be observed, that there are two of these arches, that is one
at either end of the alley. The game of mall was a fashionable amusement in the reign of
Charles the Second, and the walk in Saint James's Park, now called the Mall, received its
name from having been appropriated to the purpose of playing at mall, where Charles himself
and his courtiers frequently exercised themselves in the practice of this pastime."
Game Setup and Rules
The game is played by two sides. One side has the black and blue balls and the other side
has the red and yellow balls. The object of the game is to advance the balls around the
lawn by hitting them with a mallet, scoring a point for each hoop made in the correct
order and direction. The winning side is the first to score the 6 hoop points and then
finish by scoring one peg point for each of its balls. The six hoops are set up on a
field of approx. 18 x 14 meters. The presented diagram shows the official positioning,
order and direction of scoring hoop points. The winning side will therefore score 14
points. Unofficially the hoops can be placed in any order around the field (more fun).
The sides are made up of either one player per side (singles) or two players per side
(doubles). The rules are the same for singles and doubles.The players take turns and
only one plays at a time. At the beginning of a turn the player (called the "striker")
has one shot. After that shot the turn ends, unless extra shots are earned. The turn
ends when the striker has no more extra shots to play. Then it is the opponents turn to
play. Extra shots can be earned (1) By scoring the next hoop in order, earning one extra
shot, or (2) By striking your ball so that it hits one of the other three balls, earning
two extra shots.
Our Croquet Set:
GoPlayOutside offers a high quality "college croquet"-type professional adult croquet set. The mallets are
expertly wood turned from hard rubber wood
The regular giant jenga consists of 54 giant wooden pine blocks of approx. 200 mm length, 69 mm width, and 44 mm height.
The tower starts with 18 levels at a height of about 0.8 m! This is our signature Giant Jenga set. It comes with a 300 mm by 300 mm
wooden base to stack the blocks on. Additionally, a manual is supplied and its all packed inside a tough 68 litre tote storage container.
The Croquet set contains:
● 4 x Hard wood Mallets,
● 6 x Steel Hoops,
● 4 x Balls,
● 1 x Manual,
● 1 x Carry Bag.
Total weight: (tbd) kg, dimensions: 1100mm x 310 x 165mm
Some photos of the Croquet set are provided below: