Meaning of ball game
- any game played with a ball, esp. baseball or softball.
- a situation and all its attendant circumstances:Cf. new ball game. Having a new administration in power changes the entire ball game at city hall.
- a ceremonial game of both ritual and sporting significance, played by teams on a ball court in Mesoamerican cultures from the Preclassic period to the Spanish conquest.
- ball game (Thesaurus)