The Ultimate Guide to Beer Pong 

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The Ultimate Guide to Beer Pong

Beer Pong is a drinking game played with two teams, this game can be played with 2 or more players. The objective of the game is to throw ping pong balls into the opponent’s cups, which are filled with beer. The team that successfully lands all the balls into the opposing team’s cups first wins the game.

Requirements to Play and Setup

Before you begin playing, you’ll need a few things. You’ll need a long table, preferably 8-10 feet long. You’ll also need 20 cups, 10 for each team, and a ping pong ball. Fill each cup evenly with beer about halfway full and you’re ready to play.

To begin, each team should take their 10 cups and arrange them in a pyramid shape at their end of the table, with the bottom of the pyramid consisting of four cups, followed by three, two, and finally one cup at the top. The opposing team should mirror the pyramid at their end of the table.

Once the cups are set up, decide which team will go first. This can be done through a simple coin flip or by any other method. 

beer pong cups setup

How to Play Beer Pong

The first player throws the ping pong ball into one of the opposing team’s cups. If successful, the opposing team must drink the beer in the cup and then remove it from the table. If the ball misses, the opposing team can then attempt to throw the ball into one of the other team’s cups.

The game continues in this manner until one team successfully lands all the balls into the opposing team’s cups. That team is declared the winner. 

Additional Rules for Beer Pong

While the basic rules of Beer Pong are simple, there are many additional rules that can be added to make the game more challenging or interesting. Here are some common variations and rules:

One popular variation is to play with a “death cup.” This is a cup that is filled to the top of the cup compared to the rest which is only half full. If a player lands the ball in the death cup, the opposing team must drink the entire contents of the cup and the game then restarts. 

Bounce shots: This rule allows players to bounce the ball off the table before it lands in a cup. If the ball bounces and lands in a cup, the opposing team must drink two cups instead of one. But if a player bounces the ping pong ball the opposing team can defend by hitting the ball away.

Re-racks: This rule allows teams to request a re-arrangement of the cups on the table when there are only four cups remaining. The most common re-rack is the “diamond” which arranges the cups into a diamond shape.

In conclusion, Beer Pong is a fun and exciting drinking game that can be enjoyed with friends. However, it is important to remember to drink responsibly.

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