Wicker Boule / Pétanque Set
Rustically housed in individual wicker compartments, these precious spheres, complete with stainless steel measure, leather scorer, 2 butts and a polishing duster, will arrive in their English willow and traditional Bridle hide leather trimmed carrying basket safely to challenge anyone to a duel in the Provençal square of your choice!
Our full range of products are all available in a wide range of colours with our customisation service. Our complimentary service of designing your board in a wide range of gaming leathers is offered at no extra cost. We can also offer additional design services including exotic, and custom leather choices, however, this will be on a quote basis.
Woven in English Willow, this beautiful basket holds our wonderful, traditional Wicker Boule set.
The History Of Boule
Our Wicker Boulé Set is named after ‘Boule’ which is a collective name for a wide range of games; these include bowls and bocce. All the games feature heavy balls (Boulé in France and bocce in Italy) is thrown as close as possible to a smaller target ball.
Boulés was found to date back as far back as the 6th century. It was played by the Greeks; the difference was, they used coins which later progressed to stones. The original aim was to throw the coin or stone ball (Boulé) as far as possible. The Romans then changed the game by forcing the player to get the ball as close as possible to a small round marker.
The game which is known and loved in France was taken to Provence by the Roman soldiers.
In 1910 an adaptation of Boulé was called Pentânque by the town of La Ciotat in Provençe. This has now become the dominant version of Boulé played today.
I have to say this is one of the most beautiful boards I’ve ever purchased. The customer service was amazing and the board itself is even better than I could have ever imagined.
Custom Board Games
Customise your board with our stunning range of colours. If there’s one that doesn’t quite take your fancy please get in touch, we have wide range of alternative leathers!
Made In England
Handmade in England Since 1958; our luxury board games are made in our English workshops in Essex. Over our 65 year history handmaking luxury board games we have produced for some of the finest brands in the world. We are proud to produce all of our board games in house to ensure we provide only the highest quality goods.
We offer complimentary delivery on all of our board games over £200. We usually despatch items in stock within 24 hours on working days and your product will be with you between 3-7 days worldwide depending on import & customs running times.
Our games table shipment cost will be quoted and calculated during the design process.
Embossing & Gifting
All of our products can include complimentary embossing using times new roman font. For those looking for something more unique like a handwritten note, font, or logo this will come with an additional charge due to the embossing die and artwork requirements.
All our items are gift wrapped in our luxury boxes.