Playaboule V1 Lighted Glow LED Bocce Set 

Probably the apex of human civilization

Update 7/9/15: McU Sports called to let us know they carry the Playaboule bocce set—for a few dollars less, too.

Fun fact: The game of bocce ball is older than democracy. And the pyramids. And Stonehenge. And the wheel. According to the World Bocce League (, the first documentation of bocce ball comes from a painting in an Egyptian tomb dated to 5200 BCE—coincidentally, or maybe not, around the same time that beer brewing was invented.

It is truly the world's game: from Egypt, to Palestine, to Asia Minor, Greece, Italy and your backyard, it was once reserved only for nobility, banned as a public nuisance then later featured in the 1896 Athens Olympiad.

Originally played with rocks or coconuts, the technology of bocce ball has changed with the millennia. Behold, after more than 7,000 years, humanity can now play bocce ball in the dark.

The V1 Lighted Glow LED Bocce Set from Playaboule is exactly what it claims to be: a set of bocce balls illuminated by LED lights. They are so much more, though. Battery operated and activated by a screw-cap toggle, the set of eight 4.2-inch International Bocce Federation regulation-size balls is made from "almost indestructible" plastic and weighs nearly 12 pounds. The V3 "deluxe" model features a "recessed push button external switch," is water resistant and can be adjusted so the LEDs flash.

As human achievements go, this one has been in the works for a long time. To quote Percy Shelley's Ozymandias, "Look on my works ye mighty, and despair."

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