... and playing the popular Viking game of Bashyball, which was a very violent contact sport with lots of contact and very few rules.
  How to Train Your Dragon  

Bashyball is a sport played by the youth of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe, especially as part of their training.


Bashyball is a full contact sport using a ball and very little rules. It is unknown what the goal is for the game, other than violent physical contact.

Hiccup was known during his childhood to be very bad at Bashyball, while Snotlout was known to be very good at it.


How to Train Your Dragon

Bashyball is first mentioned in this first book of the series. The young members of the Hooligan Tribe are mentioned as playing it while Hiccup and Fishlegs try to read a book about training dragons.

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