November 23, 2006

Petanque atout

While fiddling around with Google I came
across this picture of a game called "pétanque atout".
It seems popular in retirement homes in Quebec, Canada and reminds me of the bowling machines one still finds in arcades.

"Atout" means "trump" in French, the board displays the 4 playing card suits, so I assume you roll pétanque balls aiming for particular holes. No idea what the rolling distance is.

Can anyone shed some more light on this game, and how it started?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi all , I don't know who started the game but it easy to play and very interesting . I am looking forward to start this game with the 50 Plus Clubs and maybe younger ones also to keep then busy. I am just searching for the rules now , hope you have fun !!!