Hack Circle

Keep it in the air using only your feet. That is the game in it’s beautiful simplicity. It’s a game that’s been played with various objects in myriad cultures dating back potentially thousands of years. In it’s most recent and widespread incarnation, it started between two people, and the object they used was a small, bean-filled bag. When Mike or John wanted to play, they would call the other up and ask to go “hack the sack.”

The traditional game is played when two or more players stand in a circle and try to keep the sack (or footbag), off the ground. The game starts when one player picks up the sack and tosses it to the chest of another player, who allows it to fall to his feet so he can kick it, and play begins. Play continues until the sack falls to the ground, then a player picks up the sack and the game resumes. The object of the game is to keep the sack off the ground for as long as possible. If every player gets a touch to the sack before it hits the ground, it is called a ‘hack’. If every player gets two touches before the sack hits the ground, it is called a ‘double-hack’ and so on and so forth.



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Different hack games:

  • Traditional
  • Variations


  • No self-serves
  • Feet/knees only