Roque is an American variation of croquet, that is played on a hard, smooth surface compared to the grass surface used for croquet. The name "roque" was created by removing the initial "c" and final "t" from "croquet". The rules of roque are very similar to those of croquet.
It is played on a hard sand or clay court (dimensions 30 by 60 foot), surrounded by a boundary wall. The balls are hit with mallets, can be bounced off the walls during play. There are ten arches in seven points configured in a figure-8 formation, permanently anchored in the court. The game was at its peak of popularity in the first quarter of the 20th century, and is played very rarely these days.
- Croquet — hit plastic or wooden balls using a mallet through hoops.
- 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.