I read reviews on other sites before buying and overall we are pleased with this product. The balls are not pro, like the metal ones they use in Europe, where this game is very popular, but certainly for family or party use they are great, and the price is great for that level of use too. My one complaint is that this set does not come with a bag or case to keep them in, which you need to have. The box is flimsy and won't stand up to years of use. So we bought a small Craftsman tool bag, also sold by Sears, and we now use that as our boccee set bag. It is a very sturdy bag and it holds the balls well. It is the perfect combination for our boccee set, and easy to carry out into the yard, or to a friend's house, or to the beach.