Beer Pong and Flip Cup: The quintessential games of the student generation. Played at many a college party, fraternity, football tailgate, and spring break – both games involve drinking and should under no circumstances be attempted by the lightweight.
But which game is the better game? Having been a raging debate for some time now, most students are partial to one game over the other. It’s like being a Republican or a Democrat – you can’t be both.
Below we break down each game and yes, we determine the winner of this very important debate.
Flip Cup: Essentially a team relay race, the game focuses on the ability to chug a cup of beer while maintaining hand-eye coordination, flipping your cup before the next teammate can begin. The first team to make it through all its players wins. The appealing factor of the game is that it’s a team game and can create a very competitive spirit. Imagine two teams representing two different schools, squaring off for ultimate supremacy. March Madness has nothing on this new sporting rivalry.
The flaw with the game is that there is a high percentage chance that your female opponents can actually beat you consistently, and no self-respecting man should ever consider this to be a “fun” thing.
Beer Pong: The true sport of men. Generally played in pairs of two, players attempt to toss or bounce ping pong balls into cups, each of which is filled with 1/3 of a beer. When a player makes a shot into a cup of the opposing team, a player from the opposing team drinks the contents of the cup and removes it from the table.
The flaw to this game is that it is, well, the true sport of men. Not very many girls enjoy the game nor feel that they really can compete, thus ignoring it, which can only mean one thing – when playing the Pong, be prepared to be in a room full of dudes. Hey, if that’s your thing, then that’s your thing.
The Winner: Beer pong is still king… on the basis that the guys can convince the girls to play – which shouldn’t be hard if you substitute, say, vodka coolers in for beer. Having a female contingent can also increase the chances that there’s going to be some wild and crazy cheerleading shenanigans, which should be all the motivation you need to get that ball in the damn cup (how many times can you yell “flash”?).
Flip Cup will always be a relay race style game. The rules are simple and limited. Beer Pong however, is open to many rule alterations. Just look up Beer Pong online and you’ll find that there’s dozens of styles and formats for the game. And for that reason alone, we can crown Beer Pong as the game of college champions!