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A Guide to Mastering the Rules of WhirlyBall

Last updated 5 years ago

If you are looking for a unique and entertaining activity that will make your next party the event of the year, consider inviting your guests to play WhirlyBall. Spice up your birthday bash or corporate event by encouraging some friendly competition on the WhirlyBall court. And since WhirlyBall is a game that is suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities, everyone can join in on the fun! Here is a quick guide that will help you become a WhirlyBall pro in no time:

How to Play

Think of WhirlyBall as a new hybrid game of bumper cars, basketball, lacrosse, and hockey. To win this high-energy game, your team must score on your target using hand-held scoops and a whiffle ball. You and your team of five must use strategy, skill, and determination to win this highly competitive (and extremely fun) game.

Incurring Penalties

Every game has rules, and breaking the rules in WhirlyBall can lead to penalties, which help the other team rack up points. Your team may incur penalties during the game if you goal tend, drive too fast or too recklessly, push off an opponent’s car or the wall with your hands or feet, or touch a ball with your hands. A referee is on the court at all times to regulate the game and make decisions concerning penalties, and he or she will ensure that this party game runs smoothly.

Staying Safe

Because WhirlyBall can bring out the competitive nature in many players, there are certain rules that are enforced to ensure the safety of all players on the court. For instance, no running is allowed on the court, players must wear safety belts, ramming into other carts is not allowed, and players may not eat or drink on the court.

Now that you have an idea about this exciting and diverse game, you might be considering hosting your next party or event with us at WhirlyBall. Learn more about the rules of the game and about our Chicago venues by visiting our website or calling us at (773) 486-7777.


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