HUNGERBALL is played in competitions for a fixed time period with the player achieving the highest score of goals scored minus goals conceded winning.

HUNGERBALL can also be played as an elimination challenge, whereby players are eliminated when reaching a score of -3. Eliminations continue until the last player standing wins.

As a social game HUNGERBALL can be played by large groups using a fast rotation system (six players on court, player conceding one goal goes out, replaced by new player and back in line)


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.
  • 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.
  • 3v 3 – 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