How to Play BucketBall

How to Play BucketBall Video

BucketBall Playing Equipment

In order to play BucketBall, you need the Official BucketBall Set. The Official BucketBall Set comes with 12 BucketBall buckets (6 blue buckets and 6 orange buckets by default), 2 balls, 1 tote bag, instructions, and a BucketBall vehicle decal.

The Official BucketBall Set
The Official BucketBall Set

BucketBall Court Layout

BucketBall Court: A regulation sized BucketBall court will require an area of 8 feet wide by 40 feet long. The minimum vertical clearance required is 12 feet.

BucketBall Court Layout
BucketBall Court Layout

Teams: Teams consist of 1-2 players. Teammates play on the same side of the court.

Foul Line: The foul line is an imaginary line behind each set of buckets.

Tossing Zone: The tossing zone is the area behind each set of buckets where each team can toss their BucketBall game balls.

BucketBall Game Play

Once the BucketBall court and equipment have been set up properly, game play may start.

Start of Game

Initial possession is determined by: shoot-off, coin flip, rock-paper-scissors, etc.


Each player on a team throws once, trying to throw the ball into the other team’s buckets.

If a ball goes into a bucket, then the bucket is removed.


Teams are allowed one re-rack per game. Here are a few re-rack examples:

BucketBall Re-Rack Options
BucketBall Re-Rack Options

End of Game

As soon as one team eliminates all of the other team’s buckets, they WIN!!!

The losing team gets rebuttals as follows: one throw per player, one throw each with bring backs, each players throws until they miss.

If the losing team makes all of the buckets, the game goes into overtime. If not, they lose and the game is over.


Three (3) buckets per side in triangular formation are used in overtime and the team that is winning gets to throw first.

Overtime game play is the same as normal game play and the objective is to eliminate all of the other team’s buckets.