Mesoamerican Ball Game

Mesoamerican Ball Game

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Mesoamerican Ball Game Storyboard

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  • For the Mesoamerican game Pok-o-tok, they handmade the ball from a mixture.
  • The balls used for this special Mesoamerican game were mostly made from the sap of a rubber tree. 
  • In the game, the two sides of the arena included large slants of stone. During this game, the players on each team tried to bounce the rubber ball into a stone hoop. they were not allowed to use their hands or feet. 
  • Because of their belief in human sacrifice, the losing team players of this game were sacrificed to the Gods as part of a ritual. 
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