We don't really know the correct way to set up the "course".
Playing at 7pm invites WAY too many insects to the game.
Golfers make better croquet players (as evidenced by the fact that I won and J came in second!).
K is much happier "smashing mushrooms" and wandering around than actually participating in the game.
The mallets are not very effective when used to hammer the stakes into the ground.
A backyard full of roots does not make for a smooth croquet playing area!
A nine-year-old would rather aim for someone else's ball than the gate you're supposed to hit the ball through!