Beer pong is a popular drinking game that has made its way into countless parties and gatherings around the world, but you already knew that, didn’t you!
This guide is tailored specifically for Australian beer lovers who want to enjoy the game and all it’s craziness to the fullest.
Beer pong combines competition, skill, and, of course, beer, making it a favourite if you’re looking for a good time!
Here’s how to play and enjoy beer pong the Australian way:
Materials You’ll Need
Before you dive into a game of beer pong, gather the following items:
- Ping Pong Balls – You’ll need these lightweight balls for tossing.
- Cups – Grab a bunch of 16-ounce plastic cups – around 10 for each side.
- Table – Any flat surface will do. A rectangular table is perfect, but improvise if you must.
- Beer – Choose your favorite Australian brews.
- Water – For rinsing the balls.
- Solo Cups or Buckets – To hold the ping pong balls between rounds.
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- Arrange the cups in a triangle formation at both ends of the table. Go for the classic 4-3-2-1 setup or adjust as needed.
- Fill each cup with a bit of beer – about 1/4 to 1/3 full. Keep it consistent across all cups.
- Split your group into teams, usually with two players per team. Feel free to have more players per team for a bigger game.
How to Play
The goal of beer pong is simple – throw the ping pong ball into the other team’s cups.
Here’s your game plan:
- Shooting – Take turns, one ball at a time, trying to sink it into the opposing team’s cups. Bounce shots are okay, but they can be blocked or knocked away.
- Scoring – When you make a shot in an opponent’s cup, they have to drink the beer in that cup and remove it from the table. The game continues until one side eliminates all their cups.
- Redemption Shot – If both you and your teammate sink your balls in separate cups, you earn a “redemption shot” where you can target any remaining cup. If you hit it, you keep shooting until you miss.
- House Rules – Many beer pong games have house rules. These might include “death cup” (sink a ball in an opponent’s cup, they drink it immediately) or “island cup” (a cup all on its own). Make sure everyone knows the house rules before you start.
Beer pong really is as easy as that!
Winning the Game
The team that clears all of the opposing team’s cups wins.
The losing team usually finishes off the remaining cups on the table.
Don’t forget to drink responsibly. Keep hydrated with water between rounds, and arrange a sober driver if needed.
Whisky Pong will always sound like a good idea after a game or two of beer pong, but trust me, it’s never a good idea.
Beer pong is a fantastic game for any Australian beer lover’s party. It mixes skill and enjoyment with your favorite local brews. So, play responsibly and may the best team win! Cheers!