Beer Pong. If you enjoy the taste of beer, have some plastic cups and some ping pong balls, it’s no doubt the game for you.
Wikipedia defines Beer Pong as:
“Beer pong, also known as Beirut, is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer/water on the other end. The game typically consists of two two-to-four-player teams and multiple cups set up, in triangle formation, on each side. There are no official rules, so rules may vary widely, though usually there are six or ten plastic cups arranged in a triangle on each side.”
Simple to play with few materials required, but strictly for adults, until now.
Cuponk, a game which requires players to bounce ping pong balls into plastic cups is similar to Beer Pong, only lacking the beer aspect.
Created by Hasbro, the game uses $14.99 battery-powered cups which come with their own ping pong balls.
How does one play Cuponk? Simple, bounce the ball off of one’s chosen surface and into the cup. If successful the cup will light up and play noises. No points are awarded, only bragging rights for the player creating the most creative successful shot.
Unbeknownst to yours truly, the game is quite popular and YouTube videos abound with Cuponk players making super neat shots.
If you’re a fan of Cuponk, good news. According to Forbes,
“Hasbro will soon release a “top of the line” game set: The Cuponk “Le Flush Royale” edition. At $24.99, one receives a custom, gold-colored cup which plays several noises when you score (including a toilet flushing sound); a detachable lid, used for storage or as a backboard; six balls; a handful of stickers; and a headband embroidered with the Cuponk logo.”
Are you a Cuponk player? Do you have any videos of insanely sweet shots you’ve pulled off?