The game of bourle is practised in a bourloire, settled mostly behind a café. Formerly outdoors, today the bourloires are practically any coverings.
The game of bourle is constituted by several elements. To Wattrelos, the game is practised with a big bourle. Made wooden of gaïac, wood very dense coming from Latin America, or of québracho, its weight varies between 4.5 and 9 kilos. More recently, the canévasite (a synthetic resin) is used to made bourles in a way to protect their longevity. In a shape of wheel from 25 to 27 cms in diameter on 10 cms wide, the bourle is asymmetrical with a side more bevelled than the other one. This allows making it zigzag more easily between others bourle stopped on the track. The track, of about 20 meters long on a width about 3 meters, is curved in its center creating a different in height of 10 to 15 cms between the middle and the edges.