Street Bocce an Early Success with Kickstarter

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A Strong Kickstarter Debut has Investors and Gamers Abuzz about a Vintage Game with an Innovative Twist.

“The game everyone loves, made for the Streets.”

We’re excited about the concept because with our design, concrete parking lots and street corners are no longer obstacles in playing one of our favorite pastimes.

Street Bocce, the Sleepy Hollow, NY-based game start-up, is well en route to taking the tailgate scene by storm. Initially targeting a $10,000 goal on the Internet inventor/investor forum Kickstarter.com, the Street Bocce team is now more concerned with outfitting colleges and cities around the country with its unique product. The spin on the classic yard game can be played in urban centers, parking lots, streets, and any area with limited space. Backers will enjoy the first line of Street Bocce this summer as sets are assembled and shipped to a city or campus near you!

The concept is nothing short of inventive. “We wanted to make it possible to enjoy Bocce, but not be limited to playing it in a yard, beach, or custom court,” said Street Bocce founder Nic Grala. “We’re excited about the concept because with our design, concrete parking lots and street corners are no longer obstacles in playing one of our favorite pastimes.”

Street Bocce game play and strategy largely coincide with classic Bocce, save a few details. Per classic Bocce, the objective for either team is to place their game balls as close to the jack as possible. Street Bocce sets include two easily collapsible backboards that serve to contain the bocce jack and game balls during play. Eight colored balls—four for each team, designed for safety and controlled mobility—complete each set. The backboard, made from premium Hemlock Fir, is assembled in its entirety from American materials in York, Pennsylvania. The balls are light and travel easily, whether alone or packaged within the patent-pending design of the folding backboard.

Street Bocce was conceived when three Penn State University alumni dreamed up an alternative to the ordinary games played at college sporting events. Combining the popular lawn game with the common pre-game venue of a parking lot, the crew conceived Street Bocce, “The game everyone loves, made for the Streets.”

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