Rules to play Petanque
After a little experience, players usually categorize themselves as being either a pointer or
The pointer lobs or rolls their boule as close as possible to the cochon. They are trying to get
the point by moving their boule nearest to the cochon.
The shooter tirer hits the boule of an opponent away from the cochon by rolling, throwing, or
lobbing their boule at the opposing teams boule. There is an especially difficult shot that a
tirer makes called a carreau. This is when the shooter throws his her boule hitting an
opponents boule directly without touching the ground, in such a way as to replace its position
perfectly with their own boule.