How To Win Game Pigeon Basketball

GamePigeon is a cool app that allows you to enjoy a collection of excellent two-player games on iMessage with your friends and family. It contains games such as 8-Ball, Poker, Gomoku, Sea Battle, and Anagrams.

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If you can’t download GamePigeon for some reason or you have downloaded it and it just doesn’t work, I will help you fix the problem in this article. I have categorized the possible problems you may experience with this iMessage game and provided solutions to fix them.

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How to fix GamePigeon invite errors

If a white screen pops up when you are opening a game invite, then you need to restart your iPhone or update your iOS version. To do this follow the steps below:

To restart your iPhone, simply press and hold the Sleep/Wake and the Volume Down button concurrently. Wait for about 10 seconds for the iPhone’s screen to turn off. Once it is off, hold those buttons again to turn it on. Have the game invite resent again and check whether it works.

To update to the latest version of iOS, connect your iPhone to a power source and make sure it is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi too. Go to Settings > General > Software Update. Select the update and tap Download and Install. Once the new version is installed, reinstall GamePigeon on your iMessage. Remember that this game only works on iOS 7 and above.

What to do when Game pigeon doesn’t install

If GamePigeon doesn’t install on your iPhone, then you need to restart your device. Once you restart, simply visit the iMessage app store and download the app again. If it doesn’t install after a restart, then you should update to the latest version of iOS. Follow this guide if you cannot download GamePigeon.

I downloaded the app but can’t play games

If you have downloaded Game Pigeon and you can’t access or play games, simply follow these steps. Open any message thread on iMessage and at the bottom left, tap the 4 dots. Once you do this, you should see the game. Select your game of choice and an invite will be sent to your friend.

If you cannot play due to problems with the invite, refer to the above section with solutions to invite errors.

Another common error is when Game Pigeon doesn’t show on iMessage. To fix this, simply open iMessage, tap the 4 dots, hold the GamePigeon icon until it jiggles and then tap the x that appears to remove it. Once you have removed it, you can re-install the app again.

How to start a game on GamePigeon

Top play games on GamePigeon you have to install the app on your iMessage first. Simply follow the steps outlined below to install this app and play games right from it.

  • Open any message thread on iMessage
  • Tap the AppStore icon on the iMessage app drawer at the bottom
  • Tap on the 4 dots on the bottom left of the screen
  • Tap Store and search for GamePigeon
  • Select the game and tap install
  • Once installed, Open a message thread
  • Tap the AppStore icon at the bottom
  • Choose your preferred game and tap Start

You will get a notification when the recipient joins the game. Ensure that your iPhone is operating on iOS 7.1.2 and above for the game to work. If you cannot see the app on your iMessage App Store, this is an indication that your device doesn’t support the game.

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How to delete GamePigeon

Follow these steps to delete GamePigeon from the old iOS versions:

  • Open iMessage and tap on any message thread
  • Tap the AppStore icon at the bottom of the screen
  • Tap the 4 dots that appear on the bottom left
  • Hold on to its app icon until it jiggles
  • Tap x and it will be deleted

To delete GamePigeon from the newest versions of iOS, follow these steps:

  • Open iMessage
  • Tap the AppStore icon
  • Swipe left the apps that appear at the bottom until you see 3 dots
  • Find GamePigeon on the page that appears
  • Swipe it left to delete

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'Twenty-one, also called 33, Cali, 35, American, cutthroat, hustle, 'tip-it', noyceball, roughhouse, scutter,rough, rebound[1] or scramble is a popular variation of streetbasketball. The game is played with any number of players on a half court, but typically when not enough players are available to at least play three-on-three. Twenty-one is an individual game that does not utilize team play. In some settings, it is considered a brutal game, as fouling is legal and thus some games can become violent and full-contact. However, the game's basic rules can be enjoyed by anyone, as most games are non-violent.


The rules and game play may vary regionally, locally, and even by specific court.


Basic rules are as follow:[2]

Typically play begins with one player shooting the ball from a significant distance. This shot must hit the rim, but cannot go through the basket. If either of these violations occur, the ball must be re-shot. Once the ball is legally shot, all players then fight over the rebound. This is meant to mimic the 'tip-off' of a standard game. Once the ball is in play, there are technically no rules, but due to peer pressure most players abide by all rules with the exception of out of bounds violations and personal fouls.


Shots made after the ball is live count one point for a player's score (or 2 points if a 3-pointer is made). After each made field goal, the player making the field goal shoots up to three free throws in a row, until he misses. All free throws count as one point towards a player's count. If three free throws are made in a row, the free throw shooter is handed the ball back at the top of the key and play is live again.

The game is won by the player who accumulates exactly 21 points. If a player goes over 21 points, his score is reduced to 11 points.[citation needed] To avoid going over 21, players may choose to miss a free throw intentionally. In this instance, a free throw must hit the rim to be legal. If it does not, the player must shoot again. Sometimes this results in the player accidentally making the shot.


Common additional rules include:

  • Allowing the starting shot to score points for the shooter if it goes in
  • If a player is shooting for the win and misses, their score is reduced to 15.
  • Inverting scoring values such that a field goal is worth 1 and a free throw worth 2
  • The shot must be a top shot/ a shot that is scored when the ball is shot over your eyeline

How To Win In Game Pigeon Basketball

  • Forcing a player to take a fourth free throw and intentionally miss if he has made all 3 free throws, instead of just returning the ball to him
  • A player can attempt a 3-pointer instead of attempting three free throws
  • Variations on what a score is reset to if 21 is exceeded (7, 10, 11, 13, and 15 are common)
  • 'Wotring Rule' 'Taps' or 'Tips' : With these rules, if a player jumps up, gets a rebound in the air and makes a shot before touching the ground, the player who initially shot the ball is said to have been 'tapped,' or 'tipped,'. This can result in their score being reset to zero or 11, or the tapper 'stealing' 5 points from shooter. In some games, if a player gets tapped 3 times, or if their score is already zero, they are out of the game. In another variation, if a player is tapped using only one hand, they are immediately eliminated. Once eliminated, a player can only return to the game by catching an airball of a player currently in the game.
  • If three-pointers are used instead of free-throws and the player is on 20 and shooting for the win, the player must make an extra long three-pointer to win the game. (This type of finishing is used with experienced players and even then causes the game to last a prolonged time.)
  • If a player who has 11 points misses the next shot, regardless of whether it is a free throw, then that player's points revert to 0. This is referred to as 'poison points'.
  • Players with fewer than 11 points at the end of a game keep their points into the next game (a sort of handicapping system for when there is a wide variation in skill between the players).
  • After exactly 21 points are reached, the player must make a final 3-pointer.
  • When a player makes his 21st point and is playing with 'tips' or 'taps' the shooter must miss his free throw but also hit the rim. This gives the other players a chance to spoil the win and steal points from the shooter.
  • If the game was started without a traditional jump ball, then the player(s) who did not receive the ball first receive 1 chance to even the game
  • 'Breaking the ice' : There is no penalty for going over 21, but if a player scores 21 or more with a two or three-point shot, the player must first hit a free throw successfully. If he does so, he then shoots a 3-pointer to win the game. If he misses the free throw, he does not lose any points, and the game continues. If he makes the free throw but misses the 3-pointer, his score is reset to a lower value (e.g. 13, as above) and the game continues.
  • Players on 19, shooting at the foul line, must hit rim or be forced back to 11. (This prevents a player on 19 from simply slamming the ball off the backboard to himself, thereby regaining possession without having to rebound normally.
  • If the score is tied at 19, one of the tied players must first reach 21, then score 2 additional points to win. Once you get to 21 you shoot one free throw to win or go back down to 11.
  • After the death of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, the basketball community on Twitter rallied support around a variation in honor of Kobe.[3] The game is played to 24 and the score is reset to 8 if a player exceeds 24. During his NBA career Kobe wore the jersey numbers 8 and 24.

Formal use[edit]

Twenty-one is frequently used in physical education classes and by basketball team coaches as skill development.[4][5] Because only one player is on offense at any given time against several defenders, quickness and shooting skills are essential to successful play.

See also[edit]


  1. ^Eric Shanburn (2008), Basketball and Baseball Games: For the Driveway, Field Or the Alleyway, AuthorHouse, ISBN978-1-4343-8912-1, retrieved 2010-06-29
  2. ^Phelps, Richard; John Walters; Tim Bourret (2000). Basketball For Dummies 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Hungry Minds, Inc. p. 206. ISBN0-7645-5248-1.
  3. ^@glockpapi_ (26 Jan 2020). 'No more playing '21' from now on we play '#Kobe'' (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^How to Coach and Play Basketball[clarification needed]
  5. ^Journal of Physical Education and Recreation[clarification needed]

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