How to Play Floating Beer Pong

How to Play Floating Beer Pong

Beer Pong…there are two words most people know and understand. Where this game originated is up for debate but we’re not here to take part in that argument. We just want to share the fun and excitement of the game itself…but in floating form! ToySplash has the inflatable PortOPong available in classic blue, All-American or soft Pink (perfect for ladies’ night).

If you search for the rules of how to play floating beer pong (or beer pong in general) you will probably find lots of different variations. We are presenting the official ToySplash Floating Beer PortOPong Rules for your game playing enjoyment…

all american beer pong

The Set-up:

  1. Inflate your PortOPong. We like to use one of our many air pumps suitable for quick inflation.

  2. Place 1-16 oz Solo cup in each of the cup receptacles at both ends of your inflated Port-o-Pong.

  3. Fill each cup in play with 4 to 6 ounces of water, and fill your drinking cup with 4 – 6 ounces of beer (We recommend filling the cups in play with water and drinking beer out of a separate cup for sanitary reasons).

The Game Rules:

  1. Each two person team takes turns throwing ping pong balls into the opponent’s cups.

  2. Each team gets two shots per turn, one shot per team member.

  3. After each shot, any cup that a ball lands in is removed from the formation, and players from the receiving team take turns drinking 4 – 6 ounces of beer per shot.

  4. Throughout the game teams can elect to have their cups re-racked into various formations. Official rules specify re-racking at six, three, and one.

5. The first team to sink shots in all of their cups wins the game, and the losing team drinks 4 – 6 ounces of beer for each cup that remains on the table.

Game/Rule Variations:

pink beer pong

  1. Defense – The receiving team can defend their opponents’ shots only after they make first contact with a cup. Bounce Shots are an exception (see 2).

  2. Bounce Shots – Each successful bounce shot counts for two cups. Bounce shots can be defended by the receiving team. As long as the ball bounces off the table first, the receiving team can catch or swat it away before it lands in a cup.

  3. Throwbacks – If both members of a team make their shots, they each get another throw.

  4. Death Cup – If both members of a team make their shots in the same cup – either before or after it is removed from the formation following the first shot, they automatically win the game.

  5. Leaning – Players must not lean over the edges of the inflated table when on offense. Players may only lean over the table for defense (see 1).

****6. Elbows – A player’s elbow must not cross over the edge of the table while shooting. If a player violates this rule their shot does not count and they lose that turn.

7. Splashing – Players may use splashing as a defensive move. Splashing may be made at the opposing team members or at the shot made by the opposing team.

  1. Rebounds – If a shot hits a cup and rebounds back to the team that shot it, the player that shot it can attempt a behind-the-back rebound shot with it.

  2. Rebuttal – Once a team makes a shot in their final cup, the other team is given one last chance to tie it up with a rebuttal. If they successfully land balls in all of their remaining cups, without missing, the two teams enter sudden death (see 10).

  3. Sudden Death – A single cup is placed on each side of the Port-o-Pong. The team that made a successful rebuttal goes second. The teams take turns as normal, but the first team to make a shot wins.

blue beer pong

Get your own Port-o-Pong for Labor Day weekend and start an awesome beer pong tournament!!