The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the knee while avoiding being hit. The game can be played by groups of individual players, teams and in one-on-one matches. The game may sometimes be referred to as "Israeli dodge-ball".
- A player can hit the ball with their hands, but picking up the ball and throwing it at a player is not allowed. Also scooping is not allowed. In some games, only open hand hits are allowed to prevent striking injury to small children and also allowing better control of the ball to keep it low and prevent head shots.
- If the ball touches a player anywhere on or below the knee (in some versions, below the ankle or waist), that player is eliminated from the game.
- If a player pops the ball up into the air it can be hit down to keep it in the game or let it go.
- The player cannot kick the ball. (As this is touching the ball below the knee.)
- Wall jumping is not allowed (holding onto the wall while jumping).
- If a player hits the ball out of the arena and hits another person the person who touches it last is out.
- No double tapping. A player is allowed to hit it against the wall to keep it in play but no more than 3 times.
- A player must step out of the pit to show that they're out.