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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.[1] Bilbo Baggins was good at this game.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, John D. Rateliff (ed.), The History of The Hobbit, Mr. Baggins, The Second Phase, "Mirkwood", note 25, p. 321
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Flies and Spiders"