SPONGE BEER PONG (SPONGE ORIGINAL)
This is another Sponge original. It has borrowed elements of the original Beer Pong and changed it for the better. You need 2 – 8 players, a large table, as many shallow cups or stubby holders as there are players, a shot glass, a ping-pong ball, drinking alcohol for each player and a bottle of tequila with lemon and salt. Players sit down around a table and place their cup in front of them with a shot glass being placed in the centre of the table. The objective is to either bounce or throw the ping-pong ball into someone else’s glass/holder. For every bounce the ping-pong ball has before it falls into a glass five seconds of drinking is added. An additional five seconds is also added for landing the pingpong into the glass. (E.g. if the ball bounces four times and falls into a cup that’s 25 seconds worth of drinking for the poor victim or if someone simply throws the ping-pong into someone else’s cup that is worth five seconds of drinking). If a player is skillful or lucky enough to land the ping-pong into the centre shot glass all other players must take a tequila shot. You are only permitted to take a shot at the centre glass on every second turn. Making this game even more exciting is the rebound rule. The rebound rule allows you to tap on another player’s shot, keeping the ping-pong bounce count going up. This is most deadly if it happens to land into the shot glass. If you are successful in rebounding the ping-pong into the shot glass all players except yourself must perform a tequila suicide (you must snort the salt, take the tequila shot and then squirt the lemon in your eye). If you so choose not to take the suicide you must then remove all your clothing except your underwear. If you are unlucky or stupid enough to land the ping-pong in your own glass, then you must either take a tequila suicide or opt for the strip. This game ends when the tequila bottle is finished or when all players become too drunk to continue. Goodluck and enjoy!
Sponge Magazine Issue 5