Trucco - Lawn Billiards
Trucco (also called trucks, troco or lawn billiards) was an Italian lawn game where heavy balls were hit with large-headed cues through rings on the ground.
The game was popular from at least the 17th century to the early 20th century. It was a forerunner of croquet, and itself probably evolved from ground billiards.
The balls are hit with long-handled cues, at the ends of which are spoon-like ovals of iron. The game involves using the cues to hit large balls through a fixed ring of iron, which moves freely on a pivot .
- Croquet — players hit balls along the ground through hoops using a wooden mallet.
- Pall Mall — a lawn game that was a precursor to croquet, played between the 1500's and the 1600's.
- Crossage — a traditional Belgian golf-like sport played on the streets where the aim is to get a wooden ball through a series of goals.
- Billiards — billiards is the historical umbrella term for a range of cue sports
- Krolf — a sporting mix of croquet and golf from Denmark, where players use a mallet to hit the ball into a hole.
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