Beer pong as become one of the most popular drinking games in the world. It is a very common college drinking game played at fraternity parties and all other types of party events. The game was said to have started in the 1950’s and has increased in popularity both on and off college campus around the world. It can be a challenging game, but you follow these basic rules, you can develop your skills and learn to be a master.
Typically, a game of pong starts with 6 or 10 cups arranged in a triangle on either side of the table. There are usually two teams of two players. Each team takes turns tossing or bouncing a ping pong ball at the opposing cups. When a ball lands in a cup, a defending player will drink the contents of that cup and remove it from the table. A team wins when they make all of the cups on the other side of the table.
One great tip in this game is to collaborate with your partner on a round of “rapid fire” shots. The defenders will need to be alert as balls will be flying in their direction. If both balls land in the same cup, it is automatically game over. So, the defenders need to be aware and remove a cup as soon as a ball lands in it. If the balls land in two separate cups, the team that threw the balls gets them back and gets another turn.
Another great idea is to utilize the bounce shot. Typical beer pong rules allow defenders to swap and deflect balls that have made contact with the table before going in the cups. Because of this rule, bounce shots are not always used during the game. Since they are easier to guard, successful bounce shots mean 2 cups get eliminated from the table. If the shooter is aware of a distracted defender, this is the perfect time to bounce.
Another idea is to utilize the bounce shot. Generally, beer pong rules allow defenders to deflect balls that have made contact with the table, cup, or other surfaces in playing areas. Due to this rule, bounce shots are not always used during the game. Since they are easier to guard, successful bounce shots require each defender to remove a cup to drink. If a shooter is aware the defender is distracted, bounce shots a great choice to try and remove two cups!
In case you haven’t noticed, you need to always be on alert. The effects of drinking beer becoming increasingly noticeable as the game drags on. Coordinating with your partner to know who is watching the cups will lower the probability of someone bouncing on you. This will also prevent spilled cups and missed deflections. Pay attention to the game and you will all set,
The last tip is to be smart about re-racking. This is realignment of cups after some are eliminated. Depending on what rules you are using, there are a variety of racks that each team is allowed during game play. A good trick is re-rack cups somewhat to the right or left of center, as this makes it visually harder for your opponents to make a shot.
Pay close attention to the tips mentioned above and you could be a beer pong master in no time. It is a fascinating game that has gained worldwide popularity over the last number of years. It is a staple of the American party scene and can been seen at parties, tailgates and BBQ’s across the country. The best thing about this game is that it is not going anywhere in the foreseeable future!