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What equipment do you need for Slap Cup

ping pong balls + red cups

Full Slap Cup Set:

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

Red Cups + Ping Pong Balls

How many players do you need for Slap Cup?

Slap Cup is a lot of fun playing in a medium sized round. We recommend 4+ people.

Slap Cup setup

Setting up the game requires a flat surface that players can stand around. Grab 20+ cups and fill them about 1/3 with beer, and then stack them in the middle of the table. 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 drunk by the loser.

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

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Rules of Slap Cup

While slightly similar to Beer Pong, 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 its entirety, as tapping out/giving up is highly discouraged. The rules are straightforward: 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 could pass the ball & cup to a player of their choosing as long as they don’t have the other one. Otherwise, they have to give the ball & cup to the player on their right.

Drinking Rules of Slap Cup

If you and the player to your left are shooting and the player to your 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 and 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 for Slap Cup

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!

Dangers of playing Slap Cup

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

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