How to perfectly play Pok-a-tok Carys,Emily,Lucy,Olivia,Alfie&Adam

Playing pok-a-tok is a fun, exciting game with a few easy rules. Follow these step-by-step instructions to find out how to play. Do you want to have a go at playing an Ancient Mayan ball game?

You will need:

  • 2 circular, stone hoops
  • 3 discs or markers
  • 1 deadly ball (50cm in diameter)
  • 2 knee pads
  • A headdress is optional
  • 1 protective helmet, called a yolk

Top Tip: Remember DO NOT use your hands or feet!


  • First, choose two teams that have the same amount of people and choose who is scoring in each hoop.
  • Next, powerfully begin the game.
  • When the ball is in play, you must try and hit the ball in your hoop
  • Once a team have managed to score a goal, by getting the ball through a hoop, the game is over.

Congrats, you now know precically how to play the historical, ancient game of pok-a-tok. You should now put on a match!

Top Tip!

The losing team, or sometimes just their captain, could be sacrificed to the gods, it they were happy about this because they wanted to be sacrificed.

You could potentially be injured by the hard, heavy ball.

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