• Slap Cup Drinking Game

Slap Cup Drinking Game

  • Players: 4+
  • Type: Competitive
  • Drink: Beer
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Slap Cup is a fast paced competitive drinking game where participants compete individually and try to bounce a pong ball into their cup as quickly as possible.



Setting up the game requires a flat surface that players can stand around (a floating square or circle table works best). Grab 20 or so cups and fill them about 1/3 with beer, and then stack them in the center of the table as depicted in the picture. If you're feeling lucky, grab a cup and fill it all the way to the top with beer (or fill it with something interesting like a shot of liquor), that will be drank by the loser.

Leave two empty cups and give them to two players that are standing opposite of each other, along with 1 pong ball each. The game will begin with those two players.


The fast paced nature of Slap cup combined with the unpredictable nature of it means that once a game of begins, everyone must stay alert throughout it's entirety, as tapping out/giving up is highly discouraged. The rules are straight forward: the two solo cup & pong ball combinations are passed after the ball is bounced into the cup. If the ball was bounced in on the first try, that player can pass the ball & cup to a player of their choosing as long as they don't have the other one. Otherwise, they have to pass the ball & cup to the player on their right.

Drinking Rules

If you and the player to your left are shooting and the player to you left bounces his ball into his cup first, they slap your cup (before you make the ball into it), forcing you to drink (take a drink from the pool in the middle of the table). You then try to bounce your ball into the cup that you just drank from, and the player to your left that slapped your cup passes their ball & cup to the player on your right - they don't have to wait for you to drink - so drink quickly!

Eventually the cups in the middle of the table run down to the "Death Cup" that has either a full beer or combination of whatever else in it - the last player to have their cup slapped has to drink this, so pay attention!

Advanced Strategy

If you make your ball on the first try, you can pass it to anyone that isn't shooting. Use this to your advantage! Look at whoever has the other cup and decide whether to pass it to the person in front of them (targeting that person), or to the person behind them!

As always, please remember to drink responsibly! This alcohol drinking game is not meant to lead to you becoming sick due to over-consumption of alcohol. Need a ride? Download Uber or Lyft & get $5 off your first safe, sober ride. If you enjoyed it, please leave feedback in the comments & let us know how we can make it better!


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