Rolle Bolle is a game that is played in Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. It was inspired by the town of Hollebeke in the German-speaking region of Belgium. It was originally played on a large softball ball, but in 1861, Jofroi Kauten, a Belgian engineer, improved on this, patented it, and made the game popular throughout the world.
Bolle is a Belgian game in which an opponent rolls a bolle towards a mark made in the ground and scores the number of points equal to the distance that the two bolle are apart, from a predetermined distance, after the bolle is rolled.
It was invented by Jofroi Kauten in 1861 in the French-speaking city of the Mons-Guibost in the West Flanders. It was played in places where the townsfolk could enjoy the sport. The round of play begins when the players throw their bolle near each other. The person who throws his or her bolle the closest wins and the round is over. When a player's bolle is hit, that player has one less chance to win the game. The team who throws their bolle earliest is the winner. If it is a tie between that team and another team, a shooting (player one) becomes the shooter and throws his or her bolle the closest to the winning team's bolle.
It was introduced to England in 1869. German immigrants brought it to the United States. Today it is found in many parts of the world, particularly the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago. It is one of the official pastimes of the city of Seattle in the Puget Sound. d2c66b5586