The game of bowls puts great demands on your tactical skills, and it requires precision and timing to win. Played with 8 balls, like in petanque, it is important to get one's bowl balls as close as possible to the small ball at the other end of the 14 meter track. A bowl ball is not just exactly heavy on each side, so it will start to turn, when it loses go.
This only makes the challenge even bigger and the game itself becomes more fun. Bowls can be watched among other things on Eurosport, and it is a great sport, particularly in England and Australia.