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.