American beer pong set

Bored of 'Drink While You Think' and 'Never Have I Ever'? Looking for a kickass new drinking game to play this weekend? We've got the perfect solution, and its name is BEER PONG. Perhaps you've heard of it.

Beer pong is huge - hugemongous, in fact - in the States, but it's still a pretty new concept here in Blighty. In case you're unfamiliar, here's a quick primer:

You will need:

  • 12 pong cups
  • 2 water cups
  • 2 ping-pong balls
  • A table (preferably a proper beer pong table)
  • 2 or more players
  • Lots of beer!

Note that our American Beer Pong Set contains more or less everything you'll need for a game of beer pong.

How to play:

  1. At both ends of the table, arrange 6 cups in a pyramid formation (1 at the front, 3 at the back, 2 in the middle).

  2. Pour beer into each of the 12 cups. Keep the two water-filled cups nearby in case the balls need a wash.

  3. Players stand at either end of the table, taking it in turns to throw their ball at the other player's cups.

  4. If your opponent's ball lands in your cup, you have to drink the contents of that cup and remove it from play.

  5. The first player to run out of cups is the loser.

Those are just the basics, mind you. There are endless variations and additional rules - some people will tell you get an extra shot every time you sink a ball, which means that, if you've got crazy good aim, it's possible to clear the whole table before your opponent has even had a turn. Others enforce the '3 Misses, 1 Cup' rule, which means that you lose a cup if you miss three shots in a row (this is a good way to speed the game along!)

Now, once you've mastered beer pong in its most rudimentary form, you'll probably start itching for a new challenge. And that, dear reader, is where we can help - here are some twists on the classic beer pong format that will push even the most seasoned pong veteran to the limits:

Twist Pong

Spin the spinner after every successful shot - anything could happen, including trick shots, cups coming back into play, and players SWITCHING SIDES of the table!

Shot Glass Pong

Can you land a shot when the cups are teeny-tiny?

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