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Tame fun translates to pricey amenities in luxury homes across the country: VIDEO

Homeowners are spending big on bocce, shuffleboard courts

September 25, 2016 05:00PM

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It started with bocce and it led to shuffleboard. Now an increasing number of homeowners are spending big bucks to add old timey game areas to their luxury spreads.

According to the Wall Street Journal, aging baby boomers looking for less strenuous activities have revived games like bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard and croquet. And the tame fun has even gained popularity among younger people.

“It’s a little bit active, a little bit physical but not serious, intense competition,” money manager David Cohen, 60, who spent about $10,000 to install an outdoor shuffleboard court by the pool at his home in Westport, Conn., told the Journal. “These games offer a social interaction that allows people to connect in a real way.”

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