In Give&GoQuest, you'll play a more "traditional" game of basketball, but with a specialized set of rules. The focus during games is on passing and stealing the ball. Each time you pass the ball, a score multiplier builds up by one. If you can make a shot, you'll earn points times the multiplier. If, however, you manage to steal the ball from an opponent, you'll keep whatever multiplier they built up, giving you a chance for a free point boost. The trick is keeping an eye on the shot clock, which is where the strategy element comes into play. Between games, you'll earn stars you can then use to upgrade your cities. Cities can have up to four stars; 2 or 3 will net you a starting multiplier, while 4 will reduce your opponent's shot clock by a second or two.
Finally there's MiniQuest, a mixture of the other four modes. The challenge or be challenged rules still apply, though the city receiving the challenge gets to choose which of the four play styles is used.