If you think your national sport is taken far too seriously (and you may be right), it’s probably because the first ever ballgame was, quite literally, a matter of survival for both the players and their supporters.
The Mesoamerican ballgame began almost 3,500 years ago as what we might see today as a combination of football, Gaelic and Australian Rules football – you might have seen it played in the film Road to El Dorado.
This excellent and informative site documents the geographical and historical background, as well as giving you the chance to experience the game through a video or by playing online, answering questions to score points.
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