Playing the hoop game. Traditional Games: Brandon Kaye, Myranda Charlie, and Leonard Linklater playing the hoop game. The objective of the Hoop Game is to build stamina, strength and accuracy. It imitates killing a running animal with spears. The hunters had to be as accurate as possible when throwing their spears. To play the game a person rolls the hoop on the ground, others try to throw spears into it as it passes by.