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Beer pong, a classic drinking game with ping pong balls, is popular at parties, tailgates, and college campuses. It's a game that combines skill, strategy, and a little bit of luck. The rules of beer pong may vary slightly depending on where you play, but I'll give you the official rules that are commonly followed.
To play beer pong, you'll need a long table, plastic cups, ping pong balls, and of course, beer. If you're wondering how to rule the beer pong table every time, here's how the game works:
1. Set up the cups: Arrange ten cups in a pyramid shape at each end of the table. Fill the cups with beer, about one-third full. It's important to note that you can use water or non-alcoholic beverages instead of beer if you prefer.
2. Form teams: Beer pong is usually played with two teams of two players each. Each team takes one end of the table.
3. Decide who goes first: This can be done in various ways, such as flipping a coin or playing rock-paper-scissors. The winning team gets the first turn.
4. Shoot the ball: The objective of beer pong is to throw the ping pong ball into one of the opposing team's cups. Each player takes turns shooting one ball at a time. The ball must be thrown from behind the edge of the table.
5. Make or miss: If a player successfully lands the ball in one of the cups, the opposing team must drink the beer from that cup and remove it from the table. If the ball misses, it can be retrieved and the opposing team's turn begins.
6. Re-racks: As the game progresses, you can request a re-rack, which means you can rearrange the cups into a smaller formation. This is usually allowed after a certain number of cups have been removed.
7. Redemption: Once a team has successfully landed a ball in all of the opposing team's cups, the opposing team gets a chance at redemption. They get one last turn to try and make the remaining cups. If they succeed, the game goes into overtime.
8. Overtime: Overtime is played with three cups on each side. The teams take turns shooting until one team makes all three cups and the other team misses.
9. Winning the game: The game is won when one team successfully eliminates all of the opposing team's cups.
Remember, beer pong is a game of skill, so practice your aim and develop strategies to improve your chances of winning. It's also important to drink responsibly and know your limits. Cheers and have fun playing beer pong!