How To Play A Civil War Drinking Game
Learning how to play a Civil War drinking game is a snap to anyone with beer pong experience as the games are very similar. Just like the popular frat-house game, the Civil War drinking game relies on the skill of participants who toss table tennis balls into cups across a long table. Luckily for the beer companies, playing the Civil War drinking game requires absolutely no knowledge of United States history, just a few friends, a good beer supply and a designated driver or two.
To play the Civil War drinking game, you will need:
- Two teams of at least four players each
- Four plastic cups per person
- A large, long table such as a ping pong table
- One ping pong ball for every two players
- A coin
- A pitcher or glass of water
Process for playing the Civil War drinking game:
- Divide players into two equal teams and place one team on each side of the table. Arrange four plastic cups in front of each player to form a diamond shape. Fill each cup half full with beer.
- Flip the coin to determine which team will begin with the advantage. Give the team with the advantage three quarters of the total ping pong balls. If playing with four players on each team, the squad with the advantage receives three balls and the other team receives one.
- When players are ready to begin, all should count down from three to one, then shout "Civil War" to mark the start of the game.
- All at once, players should attempt to toss their ping pong balls into the cups staged in front of their opponents. Should a ball be sunk into a cup, the player immediately behind that cup must consume the beverage within. That player must finish the drink before throwing any balls. Balls that miss and hit the floor should be rinsed in the pitcher or glass of water before tossed again.
- Each player can continue in the game until the four cups in front of them have been hit and the beer inside consumed. Once a player runs out of cups, they are out of the game and declared "dead." Eliminated players can, however, serve as ball retrievers for their teammates.
- Continue playing until one of the two teams is completely eliminated. The team with cups remaining is declared the winner of the battle and has the advantage for the next battle. The game ends when the beer supply is exhausted or when players agree to stop.