Games & Rules

HUNGERBALL players are their own team being goalie, defender, midfielder and striker at once!

HUNGERBALL games adaptations were developed for engaging groups of varying sizes and configurations, small or large, young or mature, skilled or unskilled. Fast in-and-out rotations and  tournaments are hugely popular for social play.

The rules, format and equipment for HUNGERBALL singles, doubles and triples competitions are governed globally by the HUNGERBALL International Federation (HIF).

Singles – 1v1 x 6 (Hunger Games meets Soccer)

  • Dice throw decides which of the 6 players starts from the centre.
  • Other players to remain in their goals, can come out once the ball is touched.
  • One ball, no hands.
  • Players can score in any of the other five goals.
  • One point added for each goal scored, one point taken off for goal conceded.
  • Own goal counts as goal conceded (only).
  • Player who concedes a goal resumes play from the centre.
  • Handball sanctioned with penalty shot to empty goal of guilty player from goal of player who last touched ball prior to hand ball.
  • Similarly, fault sanctioned with penalty shot into empty goal of guilty player.
  • Body checking and slide tackles are faults
  • If responsibility or benefit of fault or handball unable to be established, dice throw to decide who resumes play.


  • 2v2 x3 – two goals per team – similar to challenges for individuals.
  • 3v3 – three goals per team, best team wins.

Training & Development


  • Best Attacker – game runs for a set time, no eliminations, player scoring highest number of goals wins.
  • Best Defender – game runs for a set time, no eliminations, player conceding fewest goals wins.


  • Three Teams of 2 – Best attack and best defence as per individual training & development.
  • Turbo Soccer – Winning team of 2 playing against a team of 3 or 4.

See Hungerball in Action