How to play a beer pong

Here is a fun game that is well known and is very interesting to play among young people. This is a simple American game for parties and other entertainment that requires minimal skills.

  • For this game you will need:
  • longer table
  • Plastic cups (12 or 16 pieces)
  • Standard ping pong balls
  • Beer (or any other liquor)

The aim of the game

The aim of the game is to hit the ball across the table into the cups of the opposing team and to make them drink a glass of drink you hit.

Setting the table

Put a stack of glasses filled with alcohol on each side of the table, forming a triangle, as in bowling.  These cups will serve as a target for shooting the ball and put a glass of water among each bundle. The water will be used to wash off the balls between shooting.

Selecting team

The game can be played one on one or one team against another, depending on how many players is included in the game.

Selection of the team that plays first

This can be determined by ordinary game of “rock-scissors-paper” or by agreement


Each team throws the ball once. If a ball hits the cup, the opponent player is required to have a drink from the cup into which the ball is hit. After a drink, the other team has the right to throw the ball. If a player misses, the opposing team starts throwing glasses without having to drink.

Other rules

To order who must drink you must agree whether to go in a circle “who is next from the team to drink” or you choose a variant that opponent chooses a player from the other team to drink.

Players are not allowed to shoot glasses if you have not taken your drink – if someone from the team shoot, and a player from the same team has not had a drink, he gets a penalty kick  and all players on a team must drink a glass of drink.

You can play that glasses hit glasses are filled again with a drink or simply remove hit glasses from the table.