*A BASKETBALL GAME UNRELATED TO THE ANIMAL
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,
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.
4 3 2 1
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”.
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.
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.
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 â€œhorseâ€?, but instead,
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.