This game is similar to BeerPong. Depending on number of
players and desired level of intoxication, pick a number of cups
for the back row (five is usually good for two on two). After the
back row is set up, fill in the rest of the cups in a pyramid shape,
with the point near the center of the table. Fill the cups about 1/4
full with beer.
The teams then shoot the ping-pong balls at the cups, and if a
team sinks one, the other team drinks that cup. If a team gets an
airball (flies off the end of the table without hitting the table or a
cup), then the person who threw the ball has to drink one of their
Here is where a variation can come into play. One version of the
game keeps all of the empty cups on the table until there is one
cup left (then they all get cleared except for that one cup). In
other versions, when the number of empty cups equals the
number of cups in the back row, all of the empty cups are cleared
and a new, smaller pyramid is formed.
When it is down to the last cup, there are a few special rules. If a
team sinks the last cup, then the other team has a chance to
defend themselves. The number of people that threw on the
"offensive" team relates to the number of catch-up shots the
"defensive' team gets. So, if the one team sinks the last cup on
the first try then the other team only gets one shot to catch up. If
it is one cup to one cup and the defensive team sinks the catch
up shot, then it is like sudden death.
A diamond is made out of the cups (three more are added to each
side) and the game proceeds using the same rules as regular play.
The team that loses has to drink any beer that is remaining in the
cups of the winning team. Usually, the winning team stays on
and takes on a challenging team.
Some material on this page is excerpted from BarMeister.com