Although not all details of the game are known the playing field, drawings on the structures and artifacts found have provided many details about how the game was played. Which of course, are always open to different interpretations by those who study Mayan history.
The ball was only touched with the hips, thighs, upper arms and a wooden paddle. The purpose of the game was to get the ball through the hole found on the center of the wall while the elite spectators watched from above. The winners or leader of the winners of the game would be killed in sacrifice and it was believed they’d be moving on to live a better life while losers would be shamed by their people.