Page 1

*

HORSE cutout

*A BASKETBALL GAME UNRELATED TO THE ANIMAL


cutout

WHAT YOU NEED

to play HORSE*


BASKETBALL NET BASKETBALL TWO OR MORE PLAYERS

*You don’t actually need a horse

to play the game. Nobody’s really sure why it’s called “HORSE” to begin with. Horses obviously cannot shoot basketballs.


1 2 3 4 5 BEGIN After finding a basketball and hoop, the next step is to decide on a playing order.

The gameplay begins with the first person in line picking any spot on the court,

and attempting

a shot.


SCORE If the shot is made, all players have to attempt the shot in the same location on the court, stance, and technique as the initial player.

cutout

4 3 2 1

5


HORS E R SEHO RSEHO GETTING A LETTER If a player fails to make a specific shot, they are assigned a penalty letter. For the first shot missed, a player is given the letter “H”, for the second, “O”, and so on, eventually spelling out “HORSE”.

cutout


S MISS R O O

If the first person misses the basket, the second player in line gets the ball and can attempt a shot from a new location.

2

1


TRICK SHOT For the real risk taker, attempt a shot from a million miles away: even try and use other walls and other props to increase the level of difficulty. If actually made into the basket, these shots will almost always ensure a letter to all your competition.


THE GOAL

A player is out when they miss five shots and get all the letters of H-O-R-S-E. The goal of the game is to be the last person remaining.


The last person remaining does not become a “horse�, but instead,

is the

WINNER WINNER

of the game.


HORS EHOR SEHO R O This book on “How to Play the Game” was created by Jacqueline Pifer in the Spring 2014 Semester of Word & Image 1 at Washington University in St. Louis. This book is set in Futura.

How to Play the Game: HORSE