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Beer Pong Rules: How to Play

Posted by Luke


What's that? You’ve never played beer pong before? Don’t worry – we’d be more than happy to show you the ropes! It’s pretty straightforward, and once you know how to do it, you can teach your friends and organise a tournament!

You will need:

  • 1 x Beer Pong Table
  • 2 x Ping-Pong Balls
  • 12 x Paper Cups
  • Lots of beer (or another beverage of your choosing)

How to play:

Two people (or four, if you want to play in teams) stand at opposite ends of the pong table. Fill all 12 cups with beer, and place six at each end, arranged in this triangle formation:

Give each player a ping-pong ball, and you’re ready to start! Players take it in turns to throw their ball at the other player’s cups; if the ball lands in one of your cups, you have to drink that cup’s contents. The first player to drain all six cups is the loser!

It really is that simple, so grab the essentials from our Beer Pong department now and give it a whirl at your next party! Oh, and if you want to spice things up a bit, you could even try some of these additional rules...

Optional rules:

  • Each player has a separate drink set aside from the pong table. If you miss a throw (i.e. if your ball doesn’t land in a cup), you have to take a swig from your own drink!
  • The losing player has to perform a forfeit, as chosen by the winner.
  • Give each cup a number, and stipulate that each player must hit his opponent’s cups in the correct order (1-6). If a ball lands in the wrong cup, the thrower must perform a forfeit.