Beerpong facts – How to win at the next summer party/student party

This article will give you practical tips on how to improve your Beerpong game and ideas on how to revamp the game.

  • June 03, 2024
  • 2 Min. reading time

Beerpong is a popular drinking game at parties and always creates a good atmosphere. It requires skill, concentration and the right throwing technique. This article will give you practical tips on how to improve your Beerpong game and ideas on how to revamp the game.

Beerpong has its roots in the 1950s at American universities. Originally, the game was played with table tennis bats. It was only later that it developed into the version we know today.

The right setup

Before you throw a ball, you need to make sure your setup is right. A typical Beerpong setup consists of a table, ten cups on each side in a triangular formation (4-3-2-1) and one or two ping pong balls. The cups are filled about a third full with beer or another drink.

Knowledge of the rules

Beerpong has many different rules, which can vary depending on the region or group. Make sure you know the house rules before the game starts. For example, a common point of contention is whether the ball is allowed to bounce off the table top before it goes into the cup. Clarify such things in advance to avoid misunderstandings.

The right throwing technique

In general, there are three different throwing techniques to get the ball to the target.

  • Arc shot: The ball flies in a high arc so that it falls gently into the cup.
  • Fastball: The ball is aimed straight at the cup.
  • Bouncer: Before the ball lands in the cup, it bounces on the table. Depending on how you have defined your rules, the opposing team may try to fend off the ball when it touches the table.

Teamwork is crucial

Beerpong is a team game. Work closely with your team mate. You must coordinate with each other to develop the best strategy.

Beerpong tricks for more fun

If you are already an experienced Beerpong player and want a bit of variety, you can spice up the game with these ideas:

  • Beerpong Extreme: Place cards under the cups. If a cup is hit, you can either drink or fulfil the task on the card. This expansion provides crazy moments and lots of variety.
  • Place bets: Place a bet with your friends to see who clears the table first. The loser pays for the next round or has to complete an unpleasant task in front of everyone.

Hygiene and responsibility

Always think about hygiene. Beerpong can quickly become unhygienic if the balls fall on the floor. Have a bowl of water ready to clean the balls in between. And don't forget: drink responsibly. The fun of the game should take centre stage, not the alcohol 😉

With these tips, you'll be well prepared to hit all the cups at the next party. Cheers and have fun playing!