The game as it's played these days takes many forms, with varying rules depending on the location and surroundings in which it is played, but few realise the solemn circumstances from which the game was borne. 

Although there is some dispute amongst Game historians, the general consensus is that the game can be traced back to the sheep-shearing sheds of 19th century Australia, and to a new Bulgarian immigrant named Grozdan Bozhidarov.

Every living room in the world seems to have different rules for the Box Game. One of the founding directives of the IBGL was to codify these variations with the goal of creating distinct divisions in which participants may compete. There are 5 formats of the game, each with their own restrictions.