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What equipment do you need for Nemesis

How many players do you need for the drinking game Nemesis?

You will need 6 people to play Nemesis.

Nemesis drinking game setup

Two teams of 3 face each other from across the table. 21 cups filled with beer are arranged in a 6-5-4-3-2-1 triangle fashion, with the point facing the opposing team. 2 water cups per team is recommended, as this game requires that beer (not water) be used (Making water-cupping the ball important).

Rules of the drinking game Nemesis

Nemesis, the drinking game, is not for the faint of heart. It bears many similarities to Beer Pong, but involves much more alcohol consumption.

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Two teams of three share an initial “lifeline” of 21 cups of beer, but different from beer pong / civil war, each person has a “nemesis” on the opposing team, sharing a single ball and drinking all of the made cups by this person. While Nemesis is a 3v3 game, it’s more accurately described as three simultaneous 1v1 games that share cups.

There is some strategy involved, due to the fact that each pair of nemesis’s share a ball. If one player is doing much better than his teammates, his nemesis may want to “take their time” while shooting, rather than rush to give the ball back to the more dominant player. The drink-before-you-shoot rule is also in effect during the game, and the balls can be shot at any point (after drinking made cups), meaning it’s not turn-based like beer pong is, but each pair can only shoot it’s designated ball.

Here is another interesting aspect of Nemesis: Re-racking aspects of the game exist when perfect triangles can be formed (at 10, 6, and 3 cups). If your team has 10, 6, or 3 cups remaining, the other team can ask that you re-rack your cups (at no penalty). Should someone on your team shoot a shot with 10, 6, or 3 cups remaining on your side, the other team is allowed to call “Re-Rack!” while the shot is mid-air, then catch it at no penalty (so pay attention to your cup count!)

How to win Nemesis

The game ends when one side runs out of cups, and the winning team generally starts out with all 3 shots in the next game.

ping pong balls + red cups

Full Nemesis Drinking Game Set:

You can get a full set to play Nemesis on Amazon for only $11.99:

Red Cups + Ping Pong Balls

Dangers of the drinking game Nemesis

It is always important to take care when dealing with alcohol. Nemesis is certainly one of the most entertaining drinking games. We hope you enjoy Nemesis.

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