Are you tired of playing the same game over and over again. If so, read on and learn how to play Ulama!

Ulama is a game wich was invented by the Mayans sometime around the preclasscal period, 2500-100BCE. Ulama was invented along time ago but still can be fun!

What will you need?

To play Ulama you will need: a ball; two rings inside the pitch up high on the stone walls.

More facts about ulama

The shape of the pitch was the same as a capital I. the sides of the court were steep, stones walls. Did you know that the mayans believed the more they played the game the better their crops would be.

How to play ulama   

You need to have two teams , with 5 or more players in each team. You can play for aslong as you like, but at the end, whoever scores the most point, wins.

How to score 

The way to score is easy to understand. All you have to do is get the ball you are using through a ring. The only hard part is how high the ring is, sometimes it can be 27 feet high!

 Top tips:

  • keep an eye on what is happening, don’t run into any walls;
  • play as a team, not just yourself;
  • You might need to learn how to climb a stone wall…..or make a human pyramid with your team to reach the rings!