Arrange six cups in a pyramid-like formation on each side of the table. Fill each cup with the desired amount of beer (or other beverage). Beerpong is generally played by teams of two in which each team takes turn throwing a ping pong ball into the other team’s cups. Once a ball lands in a cup, the cup is taken away and the opponent then drinks the contents of the cup. If both teammates hit cups, the balls are rolled back and they get to shoot again. The team that successfully hits all of the opponent’s cups wins the game. Have one extra cup full of water for both teams, so you can clean the balls after each throw.
A couple of extra rules that usually apply. During the throw, your elbow can’t be over the edge of the table. If you get the ball in the cup with a bounce of the table, the opponents have to take two cups off the table. On the other hand, bounce shot is a risk, because your opponents can hit the ball away after the bounce. If the ball has entered the cup but starts rolling around, you can try and blow it out before it touches your beverage. If the ball bounces back from the opponents’ cups over the halfway line of the table and you get to grab it before them, you get to throw again. Winner of the game typically stays on the table and awaits next challenger. A list is generally formed to keep track of who is next to play.