The game is played with 5 red and 5 white balls with one marked ball in each set. At the start of play each set of balls is arranged on five spots near each edge of the table by a pocket with the marked ball placed directly in front of the pocket. The object is for a player to sink all of their balls into their pocket at the opposite end of the table. A player’s marked ball must be sunk before the player can sink any other balls. Unlike most other billiard games there is no designated cue ball: each ball can be shot into the pocket.
To begin play both players shoot their marked ball simultaneously banking the ball off the cushion to their right and attempting to sink their ball in their pocket at the other end of the table. If both players sink their first shot they each select another ball place it in front of their opponent’s pocket and repeat the simultaneous shot. If both players successfully sink all five of their balls in this fashion the game ends in a draw.
If on the initial simultaneous shot one player fails to sink his or her marked ball in the pocket the player who successfully sank a ball or who came closest to his or her own pocket shoots next. A player’s turn continues until he or she fails to sink a ball.