Association croquet is a popular version of croquet (known as wickets in the United States), played on grass in which the objective is to hit plastic or wooden balls with a mallet, hitting the balls through hoops embedded in the grass. There are only two forms in which the rules are agreed internationally and are played worldwide: association croquet and golf croquet. Association croquet is also known as "international-rules" croquet.
Association croquet is the main competitive version, where players can take multiple shots in one turn as long as they either hit the ball through the correct hoop or hit another ball. Upon hitting another ball, the player must play his next shot with the two balls touching; the "Croquet Stroke", from which the game takes its name. The winner is the player who, with each of his balls, runs each hoop twice in order and strikes the center peg.
- Croquet — a group of sports in which players hit plastic or wooden balls through hoops using a mallet.
- Golf Croquet — a popular form of croquet in which each player takes a stroke in turn, trying to hit a ball through the same hoop.
- Roque — an American variation of croquet played on a hard, smooth surface.
- Gateball — a team sport played with a wooden mallet and wooden balls. Each player attempts to strike their allocated ball through all the gates and finally strike the goal pole.
- Krolf — a mix of croquet and golf, players use a mallet to hit the ball into a hole.
- Woodball — a sport where a mallet is used to pass a ball through gates. This game can be played on grass, sand or indoor.