The Game of Croquet

Association Croquet

The game is played with four balls; blue and black versus red and yellow. Each ball must run a set course, going through the hoop in the order and direction shown and then hitting the peg. Each turn (break) can consist of multiple strokes; an extra stoke is gained by running a hoop or hitting another ball. The maximum score is 26 (12 hoop points and the peg point with each ball). The winner is the first to reach 26 points or the player with the highest score after a set time limit.

Here are some rules from The Croquet Association. Read the synopsis first before looking at the basic laws.

Association Croquet Synopsis

Basic Laws of Association Croquet

Golf Croquet

The game is played with four balls; blue and black against red and yellow. Balls are played in rotation; blue, red, black, yellow. Each turn consists of one stroke only, there are no extra stokes gained by running a hoop or hitting another ball (unlike Association Croquet). The players aim to play the hoops in order from 1 to 12 in the order and direction shown. Once a hoop is run, players head to the next hoop. The winner is the first to run 7 hoops. A deciding hoop 13 is run if the scores are equal after 12 hoops.

Here are some rules from The Croquet Association. Read the synopsis first before looking at the basic rules.

Golf Croquet Synopsis

Basic Rules of Golf Croquet

Further References

We are affiliated with both the Victorian Croquet Association and Croquet Australia.

The World Croquet Federation is the international organising body for the sport of croquet.

The Croquet Association is the national governing body for the sport of Croquet in England.