On Friday and Saturday nights, college students gather at parties to play one of the best drinking games ever – beer pong. This particular game is not only easy to learn, it also requires a minimal amount of setup and equipment.
Although most college students can easily learn this drinking game, beer pong is really a difficult game to master. Of course, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be the talk of the party! This article is specifically designed to teach beginners the general rules of beer pong.
Beer pong is a drinking game that follows the old adage, “easy to learn, hard to master”. Anyone can do well at beer pong, which is why it is such a popular college drinking game. Of course, shooting skills are a great advantage in pong. Another great beer pong skill is knowing how to taunt the other teams as it will only make the match more epic!
A table close to a ping pong table in length, ping pong balls, 16 ounce glasses, and beer!
The game generally consists of two teams of two. Each team stands behind their cups on their respective side of the table. Almost all beer pong games involve placing glasses in triangles of 6 or 10, as seen in the accompanying image.
To ensure drinking pressure and competitiveness, each mug must be filled at least 1/3 of beer. Finally, make sure you have a full cup of water on the side of the game table, so players can easily wash their ping pong balls before shooting.
How to play
To start this turn-based drinking game, one team tries to shoot 2 ping pong balls into the other team’s cups. If a ping pong ball successfully enters and remains in the cup, then the other team must drink from that cup. The empty cup is removed from the game. Then the other team can now shoot their 2 ping pong balls and the cycle repeats.
The shooting cycle continues until one team successfully disposes of all opposing cups, thereby declaring the winners. Generally, losers must drink all the beer mugs left on the table.
Keep in mind that there are tons of house rules that are involved in the game. For example, some house rules state that if a team puts two ping pong balls in the same cup, they will have another round of shots. In addition, the racking rules, where the formation of the cups can be changed depending on the number of cups left, are different according to the house rules. Soon, another article will be published detailing common house rules and how you can customize them in your own beer pong games.