Bocce ball is a compact, portable game that's fun for all ages. A set consists of eight colored balls that players toss underhand toward a target. The target is a smaller white ball called the Pallino. Some bocce players are experts, but this game is easy to learn and fun to play. Even little kids can throw the Pallino at the start of a round, or help measure with their feet to determine the ball closest to the target. Bocce works on grass, sand or dirt.