It has been so long since I have played this game. I remember
my brother and I setting this up and playing it with the neighbor kids.
I'm not sure if kids play this game anymore but that didn't bother us.
We pulled out an old from my dads barn. I often see these at yards
sales for basically nothing. Next time you see one grab a set it was
loads of fun. I'm sure we will play another day.
Our yard isn't as large as the suggested size of the playing area but the kids
didn't mind or notice. I'm not going to even attemp to explain how its played.
I will send you here. www.ehow.com/croquet/ You fill find everything
you need to know about how to play the game.
Over the years I think we have made modified versions of the game.
We are playing it as a family so what ever you come up with will be fun.
It might even be fun at the end to let the kids make up how they think
it should be played.
We had to teach the little ones how to swing the mallet.
Once they figured that out it was easy sailing.
A little strategy, a little exercise and little sunshine makes for a nice
afternoon. We played in the evening hours when it began to cool off some.