The balls are racked in nine-ball formation, but in no particular order.
The object of the game is simple: to be the first player to bank 5 balls in any order.
The key rule is that all shots must be banked - cue ball to object ball, then object ball to one or more cushions on the way to the pocket.
Any ball pocketed on a foul is spotted.
If the cue ball is scratched, it is a foul, and the cue ball must be spotted. Any balls that were sunk on that shot are spotted as well.