How to Play Beer Pong
Beer pong…the cornerstone of every frat party and immense fun to both play and watch. There’s nothing quite like beer pong where you can get drunk off of someone else’s beer, while playing a game that you somehow get better at the drunker you get! Here’s how to play:
1. Pick the Right Teammate
Beer pong is best played in two teams of two players who each try to win by sinking ping pong balls into the other team’s cups on the other side of the table. This is a game of skill, concentration, and luck. You’ll need to pick your partner carefully, so try to pick someone with some hand-eye coordination who’s still sober enough to actually score points.
2. Set Your Cups Up Right
You’ll need 10 cups on each side of the beer pong table. Fill the cups about halfway full of beer, and arrange them into a triangle, with one cup in the first row and four in the last. It’s best to keep the cups as close together as possible to help keep them organized, especially as you get tipsier and have a harder time keeping the cups in order.
3. Shoot Your Shot
Each team should take turns throwing ping pong balls. You’ll have to practice different throwing techniques to figure out what works best for you. There are two basic shots to choose from: overhand and underhand. But some people do prefer to bounce their balls to get a little good luck kiss from the table! Find what works best for you.
4. Keep a Side Beer Handy
Drinking warm beer can get old after a while, so keep a side beer handy for refreshing sips in between shots. Not only will this extra beer help keep the buzz going, but you can take a break from the cheap beer in favor of something like a hard seltzer. At Seltzer Hut, we offer amazing koozies for your canned drinks that will help keep them cold all through a long game of ping pong. Our koozies fit slim cans, which is perfect for your favorite beer or seltzer.
5. Learn the House Rules
While the basic mechanics of beer pong never change, there will always be some variations in the rules depending on who you’re playing with. These rules may favor certain kinds of throwing techniques over others or may give you the opportunity for bonus shots! For example, if you catch one of your balls after it gets deflected, you can do a fun trick shot (like from your knees, backwards, or with your non-dominant hand) to try for a bonus shot. Or some other houses play with the rule that if someone tries to bounce their ball into a cup, the opposing team can slap the ball onto the ground before it touches the cup. Make sure to ask your host to lay down the rules before playing a game!
Now, go to your next party unafraid and ready to conquer the game. And don’t forget to have fun!