General Game Play
  1. Agree before starting with on a set of rules to follow, but keep the rules simple, flexible and fun.
  2. Take five or fewer balls each and line them up behind the marker line on each side. You can line them up in whatever pattern you like, and if you don't want to use all the balls you don't have to.
  3. The challenger gets to throw first.
  4. Volley back and forth until one of you has all of his or her balls knocked into the pit or in front of the marker line. After your last ball is knocked in, you get to throw one more time to hit in your opponent's remaining ball(s).
  5. If you don't knock them in, you lose. If you do get the last balls in it becomes a tie.
Tie Breakers
  1. In the event of a tie, both players put up two balls on their side, in whatever pattern they like, and play continues. The person who happens to have the cue ball on their side gets to throw first.
  2. If a tie happens after that, both players put up one ball each.
  3. If a tie happens again, start over with five balls on each side just like before.
  4. If you win, you get to stay at your side of the table. The person who comes up to play you next is the challenger, and they get to throw first.
Random Rules
  1. If a ball gets knocked into the pit, you can't take it out again.
  2. If a ball gets knocked in front of the marker line, you have to put it into the pit.
  3. If you accidentally hit a ball when you're throwing etc, you have to leave it where you hit it to; you can't move it back to where it was originally.
  4. If a ball somehow rolls into the pit, you can't take it back out again.
  5. If you want to put a ball into the pit on purpose, you can do so. However, you can't take it back out once you've put the ball in.
  6. If somehow you throw the cue ball and it doesn't make it down to your opponent's side of the table, you don't get to throw again.
One Ball Penalty
  1. If for any reason whatsoever you manage to knock one or more balls outside of the table, you have to pay a one ball penalty. Your opponent gets to choose a ball that you have to put into your pit.
  2. If you knock out more than one ball in a throw, you still only have to put one ball into your pit.