It's a bit like the movie Fight Club. In fact I'm not even sure if I should be blogging about it. But, if you haven't played One Bounce, there's really no way to grok it.
The invitation to play doesn't come often, and probably won't come twice. It's not that it's elitist, it's low key.
There's a lot of elements that go in the game:
The slightly under inflated four-square ball. The ever increasing amount of broken light fixtures. All of the children's toys that we have to move out of the gym. The pile of chairs in the corner that we don't . The occasional bonus point that comes from making a basket. The ability to play it for 3 straight hours on a Saturday night.
It doesn't matter who wins or loses. It doesn't matter how you play the game. What matters is the moment. The serve, the set, the kill, the unexpected bounce, the unstoppable rebound shot off of the pillar.
You really do have to play it.