Croquet can be played in many different forms.
From international level including world individual and team championships to the casual, social game enjoyed by people all around the world in their own gardens.
The game is played by two sides.
With black & blue against the red and yellow balls. The object of the game is to advance the balls around the lawn by hitting them with a mallet, scoring a point for each hoop made in the correct order. The winning side is the first to score the 6 hoop points and then finish by scoring one peg point for each of its balls.
You can earn extra shots in two ways.
By scoring the next hoop in order, earning one extra shot, or
By striking your ball so that it hits one of the other three balls, earning two extra shots.
Various strategies are possible to make hoops for your own balls and to make it more difficult for the other side to make hoops. The best strategy is usually to use the other balls (including the opponents) to obtain extra shots and score a number of hoops in one turn. This is called making a break.