Players use a mallet to score points by hitting balls through a series of six hoops.
The game is for two (singles) or four (doubles) players.
In addition to scoring hoops, the aim is to prevent the opposition from scoring, thus introducing tactical play.
A shorter version of the tactical game developed for schools but often used as an introduction to croquet. See how to play Aussie Croquet.
A simple and fun game invented by John Riches to introduce croquet. See how to play Ricochet.
A team game of ten players a side introduced from Japan, using different equipment. Read about Gateball in Australia.
Note: If you “google” croquet you will find more references to croquet information, including videos. Americans use different terms and slightly different rules, but the idea is the same!