Bocce is played with four or eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called the pallino or jack. There are 2 or 4 balls to a side, or team, and they are made in two colors to distinguish the balls of one team from the balls of the opposing team. The pallino is thrown out by a member of the team having won the coin toss to start the game. The same player throwing the pallino must deliver the first bocce ball. The opposing team will then deliver their bocce balls until the point is taken or they have exhausted their 4 balls. This “nearest ball” rule governs the sequence of the thrown balls. The side whose bocce is the closest to the pallino is called the “in” ball and the opposing side the “out” ball. Whenever a team gets “in” it steps aside and allows the “out” team to bowl. Complete rules are included with each set.