Here is a game that has caught my eye as I was at a department store earlier today. It is a game called croquet in which I’ve talked about in an earlier post where I went over the brief history of billiards. For this article, I am going to be going over a set that you can get from Amazon called the Crown Sporting Goods Six Player Deluxe Croquet Set with Sturdy Black Carrying Bag by Crown Sporting Goods.
The game of croquet is played by using a mallet (usually made of wood) to hit the balls on the ground to slide through a hoop. The game of croquet would be a precursor to the game of billiards as both genres of gaming are quite similar to each other where it involves a ball being hit a form of “stick” to hit a ball to go through a hoop (pocket).
About this Croquet Set
This croquet set which consists of six mallets and six balls have the colors that correspond to each other: black, green, red, yellow, orange, and blue. Here is what you can also expect from this set:
- Comes with two 21″ hardwood stakes, nine vinyl-coated wickets and six polymer balls
- Also features black zip-up carrying case for easy transport
- Six-player outdoor croquet set
- Perfect for cookouts, picnics, parties and more
- Includes six 32″ hardwood mallets with rubber caps on the second bullet point
- Product Dimensions: 32x8x4 inches; 11 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 11.4 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office (APO/FPO) addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S.
- Origin: China
- Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN): B00H57W4PA
- Item model number: 609207897743
Croquet set description
If you’re looking for an almost perfect activity to play outdoors whether for backyard barbecues, family reunions, parties and more, croquet is an ideal game for almost any age. Each set includes six 32″ hardwood mallets with rubber caps, two 21″ hardwood stakes, nine vinyl-coated steel wickets, six 3″ polymer balls, and a black, zip-up carrying bag.
Most croquet games are usually played with four or six people. The object of the game is to use a mallet to hit the ball through the wickets and into the stakes. A traditional croquet court is set up with nine wickets in a diamond formation. The first player to successfully navigate through the wickets wins. Which person gets to go first depends on color order. Blue goes first, followed by red, black, yellow, green, and orange.
Croquet can be a fun, relaxing game that can be enjoyed with family and friends at picnics, cookouts and more. It also makes a great gift idea and the including carrying bag makes transporting this set quick and convenient.
Croquet set reviews
The feedback that this product is getting has been mostly favorable at 4.3 stars out of 5 from 43 Amazon customers. I have read from the reviewers stating that this item is not only for kids, but also people of all ages. In addition, another reviewer quoted as being “a sturdy set”. All items in this set would not need any disassembly whatsoever to fit inside the bag. However, what I can recommend is to alternate to place the mallets side by side in an alternating fashion where one has a head up and the next mallet to have the head down where the back of the bag is quite soft and can be prone to tears.
About Crown Sporting Goods
Crown Sporting Goods is owned by Brybelly Holdings where they were co-founded by Jeff Smith & Knute Lentz in 2004. Brybelly Holdings is committed to careful packaging and timely shipping manner and recognizes the need to effectively communicate new product offerings and out of stock concerns to customers. They are focused on offering their customers well-known and popular brands, as well as their own value-branded products and direct-import, non-branded discount products.
Brybelly also imports directly from overseas manufacturers or buys directly from the branding source. This allows them to offer competitive pricing for all of their products. This company offers both wholesale and drop shipping services to their customers and they stock all of their items in their Indianapolis, IN warehouse.
If you are a fan croquet, then this item would be ideal for you. I hope that I have enticed you in this review regarding this croquet set from Amazon. If you have any questions/thoughts/feedback/etc. please add them in the comments section, and I’ll get back to you as promptly as possible.