Retro bocce set, $82 at Restoration Hardware
First off, don't call it bocce ball. It's just bocce. But other than that, it's about as laid-back and carefree as a competitive sport can get. And it's the perfect game for summertime—play it as the sun starts setting and the drinks start coming out. It's a social game, so the drinking and gregarious smack talk seem to go hand in hand, paying homage to the game's Italian heritage.