One of the most common games was Patoli. Patoli was a board game kind of. Betting was the central of the game. It was a game of chance and skill played on a board shaped like a cross. Players would bet precious metals and stone or themselves on the outcome of the game.
Ulama played played with a hard ball and wore thick padding on their arms and legs. Games were fiercely contested as if they were real battles. The defeated captain was sometimes sacrificed at the end of the game.
Players played with a ball called Tlachtli. They played with a hard rubber ball made of sap into a small doughnut shaped hoop in the middle of the ball court. Most of the game consisted of players hitting the ball back and forth to each other. They can hit the ball with any part of the of their bodies except their hands. The team that wins the ball through the hoop won. Crowds didn't boo the umpire or eat hot dogs but they did come out and cheer and bet on games