Two players are given six cones, two balls, and croquet mallets (or hockey sticks) and get to set up their own playing area.
One cone is selected as the "Start" location, and the other cones are numbered one to five.
Players decide who will start the game by playing "rock-paper-scissors".
The first player then begins the game by standing at the "Start" location and striking their ball with their stick in an attempt to hit cone #1.
Players alternate turns striking their ball.
Players may purposefully knock their opponent's ball.
The goal of the game is to hit all of the cones in order before your opponent.