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“Roll your own” Rolle Bolle

13 Aug

If you’re not familiar (and I certainly wasn’t before the summer of 2012) Rolle Bolle is a Belgium lawn game. It’s kind of like a mix of bowling, and bocce ball. I discovered this strange game during a road trip in Colorado while visiting the New Belgium brewery last summer.

New Belgium has a beautiful set of ~8 inch carved wooden wheels or “Bolles” (imported from belgium) and a course shaped kind of like a mix between a half-pipe and a shuffle board court. My group of friends rolled our bolles in the Colorado sun for hours, and at some point during our marathon I decided that I needed a set for myself back in Chicago.

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