Visit the American Petanque web site for files for making handouts.
Over the years many individuals and clubs have developed shortened or simplified versions of the rules. These summaries are frequently copied, modified, and re-posted on the web, so it is impossible to be sure of the original source of any of these documents. These files are in .pdf format unless otherwise specified.
Basic rules of petanque by Mike Pegg is 3 pages with big pictures.
Here are some one-page summaries of the rules.
- Simple rules of petanque from the Seattle Petanque Club
- What is Petanque? by Stephen Ferg
- Simplified rules of petanque by Stephen Ferg based on an original by the Epping Petanque Club (also in .odt format)
If you google “petanque rules”, most of the links that are returned will be to rules summaries created by various clubs or equipment vendors.