Bocce is played with 8 large bowling balls called Bocce balls and one smaller target ball or pallino. Bocce is played between two players or two teams of up to four players on a team. The object of the game is to roll the bocce balls closer to the pallino than the opponent. The placement of the pallino is determined at the beginning of each frame by one team throwing it between the center line of the court and the far boundary line. Each team then takes alternating turns to throw their balls toward the pallino in hopes of either: placing their ball closest, moving the pallino closer to their ball, or moving the opponent’s ball away from the pallino.