Bowls, now known as lawn-bowling, is played on a lawn with wooden balls. The player's goal is to get the ball nearest to a specified point. Bilbo Baggins was good at this game.
J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Mr. Baggins, The Second Phase, "Mirkwood", note 25, p. 321
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Flies and Spiders"