GDN writes: "Petanque, Boules, Bocce, lawn bowling, whatever you want to call it, this is the video game version of this family of outdoor sports. Petank Party is an Xbox LIVE Arcade Community Game as well as on the PC (I played the XBLA version) The game is far more popular here in Europe than much of the rest of the world. The game is quite simple to learn, hard to master in both reality and video game form. The goal is to throw balls as close as possible to the jack, which is another, smaller ball that's thrown first to determine the playing field. When all the balls (3 per side) are thrown the score is determined. Whoever has one or more balls closer to the jack gets one or more points."