Beer pong spread like wild fire and so did its rules. When you step back and think about it, it’s amazing; the rules and regulations that exist today originated from one simple game and spawned off into a worldwide game. These rules developed and were established over time and make the game more challenging and fun.
Every time you go to someone’s place to play the game, they always have a different set of house rules; which always makes the game more challenging and fun. Beer pong has to be one of the best drinking games; of course, that is just my opinion. When I play beer pong with my good friends, we have a blast and play for hours (or at least until we can’t throw the ball anymore).
It’s amazing what changes with one little rule. For instance, I was playing a game of beer pong with my brother and his friends the other night and they had a house rule called redemption. Let me tell you this, I got my butt handed to me. Story goes, there is one cup left on each side of the table and my brother and I are at the final showdown. Okay so now it’s my shot, “Bam”, in the cup the ball goes and I’m thinking, “Sweet!” The game is done and my team wins (or so I thought)! As it turns out, my brother calls redemption before I throw the ball. What is redemption you ask? Well, when each team is down to just one cup before the other team throws their ball you have to say redemption.
Now this means if you make the last shot and the ball goes in the cup the other team gets a chance to take the lead. Sound easy enough right? Here’s the catch the other team has one chance or one throw and they must throw the beer pong ball under hand behind their back. So I’m thinking, “There’s no way he’s going to make this shot because this is our third game.” and we were a bit hammered. As fate would have it, he makes the under hand shot behind his back and the ball goes in. My little brother takes me out just like that. I have ten years of playing beer pong under my belt and one little house rule changes the whole game in seconds.
I think everybody should have their own set of house rules for beer pong. The house rules are what keep the game of beer pong worth playing. Just like beer pong, nationally played sports amend rules all the time (hopefully it’s for the better). That’s what makes beer pong what it is.
Besides the basic rules, you will always find that somebody has different set of house rules and this is what sets beer pong apart from the rest of the drinking games that are out there today. This keeps the game constantly reinventing itself and the best part of it all is because of you and your house rules. That’s what makes beer pong fun, challenging, what the game is today, and will be tomorrow.