Tailgate Party Games: Flip Cup

Flip Cup Rules:

Flip Cup is an awesome tailgate party game for a large group since you need at least 6 people to play (yes, it’s possible to play 1-on-1 but you will be hammered after a few games). So, that’s at least 3 on each team who line up on each side of a table. One end of the table is the start and the other end is the anchor. The anchors begin the game by either a toast (a chant) or via the “gentleman’s start” which is both players tap each other’s cup and then the table. Each player has a cup filled with their beverage of choice (usually beer) and the game works kind of like a relay except, rather than pass a baton, players chug the drink, place it on the edge of the table, face-up, and flick the cup from underneath so it lands mouth down and then it is the next player’s turn.

You can only use 1 hand to flip the cup (the other hand can only be used to prevent the cup from falling off the table). The cup must be touching the table when you flip it: mid-air flips are not allowed. It is also illegal to interfere with the opposing teams cups.

The aim is to be the first team to finish. For the next round, player #2 now becomes the new ‘anchor’. You can have up to 2 reserves/alternates and, officially, a ‘match’ is defined as best out of 7.

aka Taps, Flippy Cup, Tippy Cup, Boat Race, Beer On A Table Race

Equipment Required: Table, Plastic Cups, Beer

The Best Flip Cup Tables & Accessories

You need a long table to play flip cup. The more people playing, the longer the table should be. The best tables to play flip cup on are the beer pong tables–these are usually high quality, light, portable and are built to cope with lots of beer spills. Also, once you’re done with Flip Cup, you can start a few rounds of beer pong (which is always funnier when you’re drunk). You don’t really need a dedicated Flip Cup table since any long table space will do. But if you are out at the tailgate then you need a good portable table that’s sturdy and balanced.

Go Pong 8-Foot Portable Flip Cup Table

Go Pong 8-Foot Flip Cup Table

Go Pong 8-Foot Portable Folding Beer Pong / Flip Cup Table The perfect 8-Foot table for Beer Pong is also the perfect table for Flip Cup. Built to be very sturdy, with a strong aluminum frame and a water-proof (read: beer proof) melamine MDF surface it is also ultra portable, folding up to the size of a briefcase for easy transportation and storage.

  • Pros: Solid construction. Portable. Easy to Clean. Also Beer Pong table.
  • Cons: Regulation Beer Pong means it’s a low table.
  • RRP = $89.99
Flip Cup Red Plastic Cups

Flip Cup Red Plastic Cups

Bakers & Chefs Red Plastic Cups – 18 oz./240 ct. These are the cups everyone uses for playing flip cup. They are heavy duty enough to be smacked around and don’t squish when you grab them. But they are cheap enough to be disposable. Remember not to fill them to the top when playing flip cup! Just a quarter or a third is plenty if you want to last more than a few rounds.

  • RRP: $14.35 (for 240 cups)
Flip Cup Flipadelphia Shirt - Men's

Flip Cup Flipadelphia Shirt – Men’s


Flipadelphia Flip Cup Shirt - Ladies

Flipadelphia Flip Cup Shirt – Ladies


If you want to get really serious about your Flip Cup game (while not being at all serious) then grab a couple of these cool It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia shirts, dedicated to the game. You too can be the Flip Cup Legend of Flipadelphia.

Flip Cup Champion ShirtFlip Cup ShirtFlip Cup Champ ShirtFlip Cup Shirt Cafe PressFlip Cup Apron

Or this series from Cafe Press which have a heap of shirts, sweaters, hoodies and other tailgate themed gear.

Flip Cup Tips:

  • Don’t fill the cups with too much beer. No more than a third of the way up. Otherwise you won’t last many games.
  • When flipping the cup, just a light tap is enough to flip the cup properly. Too much force will make it fly into the air.
  • Control the flip – that’s the key. You don’t want to be chasing the cup around during play.
  • Learn how to intimidate your opponent. Or, make them laugh. It’s a lot harder to chug when you’re laughing.
  • Come up with a great Flip Cup chant. It makes a big difference to the fun of the game when you kick it off with a funny chant that everyone knows.
  • Flip cup gets messy since cups of alcohol end up flying through the air and there can be a lot of spill. Get a good waterproof table and don’t play on carpet!

Tailgate Party Games: Washer Toss

The great thing about washer toss is that you can play it anywhere–you don’t need stakes or a sand pit: just 10 feet of space. Anyone can learn how to play as there really isn’t much to the rules. It just takes some time to develop the technique which is half the fun.

Washer Toss Rules:

Basically, in washer toss, players must toss metal washers toward a hole in a box. There are 3 ways you can play the game which allows for different skill levels: Tub, Flat or Slanted. Increasing or reducing the distance between the boxes controls the level of challenge but the official distance between boxes is 30 feet (which has usually been pre-measured using a string attached to the front of the box).

Pitching is normally done underhand from behind or next to one of the boxes with the aim to toss the washer at the opposite box. The second team to throw can rebut any points (or ‘wash out’) from the first team and add to their total. 3-points for a washer in the cup (a ‘non-rebutted ringer’); 1-point for a non-rebutted washer inside the box. First to 21 wins.

It’s very easy to build your own set but considering you can buy a good quality, lightweight unit for less than $50 it’s probably not worth the hassle, especially since many are made from molded plastic (which I’m assuming most people don’t have the industrial tools to do at home).
Standard Box size for one-hole washers is 16 X 16 X 4 inches. Standard cup is 4.5 inches in diameter & 5 inches high.

aka Washer Pitch, Holeyboard, Portuguese Horshoes, Washers

For: Singles, Doubles, Triples etc.

Equipment Required: 2 x Washer Boxes; Carpet; Pipe; 4 x Washes; scoreboard; drink holder

Look For:

  • High quality, weather-proof game boards (like polypropylene) that resist sun-damage and is water-proof.
  • Quality landing surface which provides grip for the washers and reduces impact noise (like rubber or felt).
  • Stable, well built design that prevents movement during play.
  • Versatility – can it be played Tub (easier, for beginners as you aren’t trying to land it on the surface), Slanted (a fun variation that requires a different technique), Flat (traditional)?
  • Storage, portability (does it fold up and come with a carry-bag?)

 The Best Washer Toss Sets

Washer Toss Premium GoSports

Washer Toss Set – GoSports

GoSports make a bunch of different Washer Toss Games which are all perfect for Tailgate Parties, and most sell  for under $50. They are hand-made with quality materials (like Birchwood) and built for durability and come fully assembled. All the joints are screwed and counter-sunk with trim head screws and they are built for use outdoors. They are regulation 16-inch x 16-inches and include painted washers.  The boxes are hand stained with a clear stain, leaving the grain of the wood visible and meaning that you can custom the washer boxes with your team’s logo. The inside bases are carpeted for friction. The retractable rope handles make it portable and storage is easy with the built in clips. Washer Toss Games include instructions as well. The washers that come with the set are power-coated for durability.

  • Pros: Durable, quality set. Portable. Affordable.
  • Cons: No customized.
Octagon Washer Pitching Washer Toss Horseshoes Game

Octagon Washer Pitching Washer Toss Horseshoes Game

Ohio Games Washer Toss A beautiful Octagonal set from Ohio games with strong build construction and light-weight materials as well as gate-hooks for safe storage and durable rope handles for portability. The wood is sourced from kiln-dried 2x4s and clear stained for weather-proofing. All joints are strengthened with indoor/outdoors glue glue for added durability. The idea behind the octagonal construction is to increase the challenge with you are playing at regulation 30feet. The washer boxes are 15-inch x 15-inches, meaning they are slightly smaller than regulation and require a high amount of skill to use. The washers are not powder-coated: they are yellow and silver zinc which means paint won’t chip and won’t need repainting though they won’t be as durable as other quality powder-coated washers.

  • Pros: Well Built.
  • Cons: Not true regulation 16×16.
Hole Slant Washer Pitching Washer Toss Horseshoes Game

Hole Slant Washer Pitching Washer Toss Horseshoes Game

Ohio Games Slant Washer Toss Another interesting innovation in Washer Toss from Ohio games, the slant-version is fully carpeted measuring 12″x18″ with a 4-inch incline and 4-inch PVC hole. The frame is plywood and parts are glued, nailed as well as stapled for added strength. The wood elements are stained for weather-proofing and the carpet is out-door proof. Slant Washer Toss is more difficult since the washers must land on the playing space which isn’t bordered by walls that will help keep the washers in play. For some this is only possible at 20 feet but more die-hard players can opt for 30 feet playing space.

  • Pros: Well built. More challenge.
  • Cons: Not so portable.
River City Washer Toss

River City Washer Toss

RiverCity Washers Molded Plastic A virtually indestructible Washer Toss set from River City since it’s made out of molded plastic. This means it truly is a weather-proof board but is also light-weight and stackable. The washers that come with the set (4 red and 4 white) are rubber-coated and have added texture for grip. The boards are slant-style and non-regulation 21.5 x 18.5 inches.

  • Pros: Truly weather proof and almost unbreakable. Will last forever.
  • Cons: Not regulation. Expensive.
  • RRP = $94.95
Back Door Sports Ultimate Washer Game

Back Door Sports Ultimate Washer Game

Back Door Sports Ultimate Washer Game A super cool looking Washer Toss set with a great design that enables you to play all three different versions of the game: slant, tub or flat. It’s a nice looking grey & black and made from thick, molded polypropylene so it is truly weather-proof and durable. The landing surface is industrial felt which means good grip for the washers and less clanging as they hit the surface. The legs are made from quality steel and are rubber coated so the set is sturdy and won’t move around during play. The washers are, however, not as durable and long lasting. Lucky these are easily replaced!

  • Pros: Quality materials. Durable and weather-proof. Versatile. Great price.
  • Cons: Washers imperfect.
3 Hole Washer Toss Boards Game

3 Hole Washer Toss Boards Game

Ohio Washer Games 3 Hole Washer Toss Boards This great set has three holes for added difficulty and gameplay. It’s the same quality construction as the other Ohio Washer Games sets with glued, nailed and stapled joints and carpet. This box is also extra-supported with cross-braces. It’s regulation 12-inch x 32-inches and includes rope handles for easy transport though it doesn’t include the string on the front which allows quick measuring of the regulation distance required between the boards.

  • Pros: Well built. Hand made in the USA.
  • Cons: Relatively Expensive (but it’s handmade!)
  • RRP = $69.99
Triumph Sports 2-in-1 3 Hole Bags and Washer Toss Combo

Triumph Sports 2-in-1 3 Hole Bags and Washer Toss Combo

Triumph 2-in-1, 3 Hole Bag Toss & Washer Toss Great little set from Triumph that combines a 3 Hole Washer Toss with a 3 Hole Cornhole. It’s easily converted simply by using a different pitching weapon: bag or washer. The nice thing about the set is the color coded holes which you can use for different point systems. Another great feature is the netting in the holes to catch the washers which many sets seem to be missing for some reason! It’s a very light, portable and packable set and has a really great price as well.

  • Pros: Versatile. Well made.
  • Cons: Not regulation.

2-Hole Washer Toss

2-Hole Rectangle Washer Game is the more challenging version of the single-hole version of washer toss. The 2-hole requires you to pitch the washer into the smaller, 3-inch tube in the rear. The rectangle shape and larger size means that it is easier to play on this set than a regulation set. So it’s great for beginners or younger folk. At the same time, there is more challenge attempting to get the washer into the 2nd hole. Same great construction as all Washer Toss Games sets.

  • Pros: Great construction. Different gameplay.
  • Cons: Not regulation.

2 Hole Octagon Washer Game is an upgraded version of the original washer toss game, with the added challenge of a 3-inch pipe which sits behind the standard 4-inch essentially giving you a smaller space to aim the washers into. The materials and build quality are the same as the standard washer toss game from the same company. Washer Toss Games also have a Single Hole Octagonal version of the set which is cheaper.

  • Pros:Durable, quality set. Portable. Added challenge.
  • Cons: More expensive than the standard set.

The Best Washers For Washer Toss

When you’re playing washer toss it’s perfectly natural for the washers to get chipped and scratched. The best ones should last quite a few games before you have to replace them though and these tend to be powder-coated. Cheaper washers will simply be painted. Always make sure your washers have a consistent weight. It’s when they start to bend that you need to look for some replacements! Or get some in great colors so you can have more players!

River City Pitching Washers For Washer Toss

River City Pitching Washers For Washer Toss

RiverCity Pitching Replacement Washers River City makes some of the best Washer Toss washers around. They’re grade-5 hardened rolled steel with a consistent weight and are powdercoated. They are always regulation 2.5 inches in diameter and come in all sorts of colors: yellow, orange, blue, white, pink, purple. As a bonus they are shipped to you in a collectible storage tin which also includes instructions.
RRP = $18.95 for 8 (in 2 colors)

Washer Toss Tips:

  • Learn how to hold the washer correctly. The right grip is your first step to a good toss.
  • To achieve correct grip, wrap your pointer finger and thumb around the washer’s edge. Rest your middle finger underneath to hold it in place during the toss.
  • When you toss the washer, the best technique produces a steady flight where the washer doesn’t wobble.
  • Correct pitching/tossing is achieved by keeping the movement of your arm on a straight plane toward the washer box.
  • When you release the washer, do so from the hip area and make keeping a straight arm movement and following through toward the target. The pointer finger should be the last digit to touch the washer as you release.
  • The angle of the washer during your toss affects how the washer lands on the washer toss box. Pitching it from a more horizontal plane will cause the washer to move more on landing than if you were holding it on a more vertical plane. A steeper, vertical angle will cause the washer to stop dead, or ‘sit’, when it hits the washer box.

I hope these washer toss tips help you! Leave a comment below if you have any tips for washer toss gameplay of your own or if you have any great tailgate party experiences playing the game that you’d like to share!

Tailgate Party Games: Ladder Toss

Ladder Toss Rules:

Ladder Toss (or Testicle Toss as it’s known as in some parts) is played by throwing two balls connected by a string (a ‘bola’) at a ladder with three rungs. Each rung has a different point value (usually 1, 2 and 3 from top to bottom). The awesome thing about ladder toss is that you can play either offensively (by aiming to get the highest points in a round) or defensively (by knocking your opponent’s bolas off the ladder).

Ladder Toss combines skill with luck since you often don’t know what’s going to happen to the bola as it’s spinning around the ladders. So it tends to be a very evenly matched game no matter who the opponent since bolas can be knocked off, fall off or bounce up into the ladder for a winning shot.

The first to 21 points is the winner.

aka Ladder Ball, Football Toss, Balls Awesome, Hillbilly Golf, Testicle Toss, Ghetto Golf, Dog Balls, Lasso Golf, Dangle Ball, Sling Nuts.

For: Singles (but you can have more than just two teams if you have more Bolas)

Equipment Required: Two ladders, 6 bolas, scoreboard, drink holder.

Look For:

  • Robust sets made from thick PVC (or similar materials).
  • Look for Bolas that have weight and can bounce (real golf balls as opposed to foam) – you want to be able to play bounce shots.
  • The more colors of Bolas you have, the more people can play!
  • Bolas made from rubber hurt less when they hit you…
  • Portability and easy set-up is important.

The Best Ladder Toss Sets

GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Game with 6 Bolos and Carrying Case

GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Game with 6 Bolos and Carrying Case

Go Pong Premium Ladder Toss Game The Go Pong Premium Ladder Toss set is the best set on the market by far. It’s a complete set with weather proof targets, 6 Bolas (3 red, 3 blue) a zip up carry case, as well as instructions. It’s very well designed for super quick set-up (many of the joints are pre-glued) and is a very robust set with 2.5mm PVC so the targets can withstand any strength of toss. The bolas are also really robust, being made from real golf balls connected by high density woven nylon that ensure they will securely wrap around the targets. This is a set that can withstand a lot of wear and tear and will last for years.

  • Pros: Very sturdy. High Quality. Weather-proof. Easy Set-Up. Portable.
  • Cons: No Cons!
Ladder Golf Double Tournament Game with 2 Sets of Bolas

Ladder Golf Double Tournament Game with 2 Sets of Bolas

Official Ladder Golf Double Ladder Ball Game A beautiful Ladder Toss set made of solid hardwood with brass hardware and durable unbreakable rungs–it’s designed to last a lifetime. Assembly is relatively easy due to the over-sized 1 piece knobs. Each set of bolas is made of real golf balls with unique brass inserts and joined with premium nylon rope. It’s an expensive set, but it’s also a very classy one.

  • Pros: Very nice looking set. Virtually unbreakable. Robust. Quality.
  • Cons: Expensive


Franklin Golf Toss Game

Franklin Golf Toss Tailgate Party Game

Franklin Sports Golf Toss Game A very affordable and reasonable quality set that includes a messenger-style carry bag for convenient portability. The targets are made from PVC and the bolas connected with rope. The set isn’t designed for the die-hard Ladder Toss player; it’s designed for those who need something portable to bring to the Tailgate Party that sits in the trunk, ready to dust off and quickly set up for a few games.

  • Pros: Includes everything you need. Portable. Affordable.
  • Cons: Not great quality. Not as robust as other sets.
Blongo Ball Complete Ladder Toss Game Set

Blongo Ball Complete Ladder Toss Game Set

Blongo Ball Complete Game Set This is a patented version of Ladder Toss designed by Mike Long. It has become one of the most popular sets because it’s high quality, USA built. The rungs are made from thick plastic and the bolas are real golf balls. If you play on grass the set includes a stake which you can pin the targets into the ground with for added sturdiness. It’s not as robust as the Go Pong but it’s a fine set for the recreational player.

  • Pros: Sturdy. Complete set. Quality PVC.
  • Cons: The joints aren’t glued.

    Triumph Sports Trio Toss - Ladder Toss, Bag Toss, and Washer Toss

    Triumph Sports Trio Toss – Ladder Toss, Bag Toss, and Washer Toss

Triumph Sports Trio Toss, Bag Toss / Ladder Toss / Washer Toss This is a great set and a fantastic idea. Three-in-one Ladder Toss, Washer Toss and Cornhole! Definitely not for the tailgate game purists but fantastic for the recreational players who need something portable and versatile that can satisfy the gaming tastes of several people at the tailgate party. It’s surprisingly well-built with sturdy bases that won’t get knocked over during play. It’s very easy to set up and equally easy to take apart for storage (the pieces velcro together for a tight, secure fit)

  • Pros: 3 games in 1. Sturdy. Portable. Value for money.
  • Cons: Not regulation.
Maranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball Game

Maranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball Game

Maranda Enterprises Metal Ladderball Game One of the only Ladder Toss sets made of metal instead of plastic, the Maranda is very robust and won’t fall apart. Bolas are included in the set but are made of soft plastic for safety. Also included are instructions and a canvas carry bag. It’s very easy to set up and would definitely be worth getting a pair of golf-ball bolas for more bounce.

  • Pros: Robust construction. Steel ladders won’t fall apart. Carry bag.
  • Cons: Soft plastic bolas.

Ladder Toss Bolas

Remember, the more bolas you have, the more people can play! It’s definitely best to get bolas that have some bounce since it adds another element of skill (or randomness) to the game. Golf balls are usually best but these hurt if they hit you so some companies sell bouncy rubber bolas.

Ladder Golf Bola Set

Ladder Golf Bola Set

Ladder Golf Bolas If you are looking for a spare set of Ladder Toss Bolas for extra players, or as a replacement for lost/broken bolas then the best company is Ladder Golf. They sell a large variety of different colored bolas like pink, silver, blue, purple, red, green, black, yellow, white and orange so pick your favorite color! Every player can have their own set. These are real golf balls with specially designed brass inserts and tied with premium nylon rope.

Maranda Enterprises 6 Pack Ladderball Bolas

Maranda Enterprises 6 Pack Ladderball Bolas

Maranda Enterprises 6 Pack Ladderball Bolas These are high quality, durable bolas made for safety. They are designed to have a similar feel to golf-balls but at the end of the day, they aren’t regulation golf-balls. They are, however, great quality, and a good replacement set.

Tailgate Party Games: Beer Pong

Beer Pong Rules:

Beer Pong isn’t just a mash up of ping pong, darts and basketball. It’s a mashup of ping pong, darts and basketball with copious drinking of beer. It’s also a game that you can play with up to 8 people (who all get to drink beer). So, after you’ve drunk some beers, fill up a few plastic cups (with beer) – doesn’t matter how many cups, as long as they are arranged in a triangle (usually six). Each player (or team) takes turns to shoot or bounce ping-pong balls into their opponent’s cup who then has to drink the contents of the cup. The empty cup then goes back into the triangle and if you land a ball into that empty cup, you must drink one of your cups of beer. The first player (or team) to eliminate the other team’s cups wins. Oh, and you might want to grab a copy of The Book of Beer Pong: The Official Guide To The Sport of Champions before you start playing.

aka Beirut, Throw Pong

Equipment Required: 1 x Regulation size Beer Pong Table (8′ x 2′ x 27.5″); Six, ten (or more) 16-US-fluid-ounce (470ml) disposable plastic cups (eg. red Solo cups) – the best ones to use have ridges for precise measurement of beer – plus a cup per team (for rinsing the ball with water); 38mm or 40mm ping pong balls; Racks (Freezable ones are better – keeps the beer cool!), Beer (light beer is recommended if you are planning several games and I’ve heard that sometimes…shudder… root beer is used…)

For: Singles; Doubles, Triples, Quads – etc.

The Best Beer Pong Tables

Look for:

  • Portability: Does the table fold up and pack away? Easy to store?
  • Is it easy to set up?
  • Regulation dimensions? Regulation balls?
  • Can the table be customised with your team logo?
  • Durable? Weather-proof? Warp-Proof?
  • Easy to clean?
  • Is the table surface quality good? Melamine coated?
  • Light weight?
  • Some come with a bottle opener.
Go Pong 8-Foot Portable Folding Beer Pong Table

Go Pong 8-Foot Beer Pong Table

Go Pong 8-Foot Portable Folding Beer Pong Table Go Pong make some of the best quality Beer Pong tables on the market. They are made to regulation specifications and are also available in 6-Foot length. Both versions are very sturdy with a high-strength aluminum frame and a waterproof melamine MDF surface. The table surface gives an even and true bounce and the whole set folds neatly up into the size of a small briefcase for easy transportation. Though 8-foot is regulation length, the 6-foot version tends to be easier and makes the games go faster.

  • Pros: Regulation. Solid construction. Portable. Compact. Easy to clean.
  • Cons: Not as sturdy as more bulky tables.
  • RRP: 8 Foot, $89.99 – ($81.57 on Amazon); 6-Foot, $74.89
Go Pong Pro 8 Feet Premium Beer Pong Table (36-Inch)

Go Pong Pro (36-Inch)

Go Pong Pro 8 Feet Premium Beer Pong Table (36-Inch) Go Pong’s professional table with a more solid construction and elevated playing surface increased to 36-inches. A lot of people prefer playing at this height since regulation Beer Pong tables tend to be knee-high for many. The Go Pong Pro is taller, more solid and much more handsome than most Beer Pong tables with a thicker, black power-coated aluminum frame with center scissor legs. Even with the bulked up feature the table can still fold up for compact storage.

  • Pros: Very solid construction. 36 inches. Cool looking table. Portable.
  • Cons: Not regulation.
  • RRP: $199.99
Red Cup Pong Football Table

Red Cup Pong Football Table

Football & NBA Sports Tailgate Beer Pong Table w/ Bottle Opener, Ball Rack, & 6 Pong Balls Red Cup Pong make high quality, sports themed Beer Pong tables for NFL, MLB and NBA tailgating fans. These tables have a unique design and, as an added bonus, features a stainless steel bottle cap opener attached to the table, a ball rack, 6 custom balls as well as a ping pong ball holder. Basically everything you need for Beer Pong apart from the beer! It’s regulation, 8-foot and has a durable, hard surface that’s easy to clean. It’s also easy to store and portable since it folds up and has carrying handles. There is a Football themed Beer Pong Table; a Sports Themed; NBA themed amongst many more.

  • Pros: Good construction. Light and portable. Good price. Nice print.
  • Cons: Not the most solid Beer Pong table out there.
  • RRP:$89.99 (as low as $76.99 on Amazon)
Bpong Tailgate Beer Pong Table

Bpong Splatter Edition

Bpong Tailgate Table Splatter Edition BPong make some great tables with regulation dimensions and solid construction. It’s easy to clean, lightweight and portable with a fold-up mechanism. Above all, the designs are unique and very cool

  • Pros: Unique design. Solid. Good construction. Easy to clean. Portable.
  • Cons: A little more expensive than others.
  • RRP: $199.99
The Pong Squad Beer Pong Table With Predrilled Cup Holes

The Pong Squad Pre-drilled

The Pong Squad Beer Pong Table With Predrilled Cup Holes The Pong Squad is another big name in the Tailgate Party Game scene with their very solid construction and unique designs. Along with NFL-themed and NBA-themed Beer Pong tables they have blank-canvas tables that can easily be customized with a decal. The most important feature though – and the one that makes them stand out from other Beer Pong Table manufacturers is the pre-drilled holes designed for easy re-racking as well as prevention from cup knock over when swiping at a bounced ball as well as being perfect for outdoor use on a windy day. It’s regulation sized but folds down to 2x2ft for easy storage.

  • Pros: A high-end, quality table. Unique designs. Portable. Easy storage. Easy set up. Sturdy construction.
  • Cons: More expensive than some of the other tables.
  • RRP: $125-$135
Beer Pong Portable Table Top Game

Portable Table Top Beer Pong

Beer Pong Portable Table Top Fabric Set The answer to our prayers! This portable table-top set is made from an ultra-portable fabric that sits on top of any table. It’s regulation game size and even includes the Beer Pong cups and balls. Perfect for road trips, spontaneous house parties, or smaller spaces. It’s a fantastic idea since you can set up a Beer Pong game on almost any table, at any time, in any situation.

  • Pros: Ultra Portable. A complete set.
  • Cons: Not for purists.
  • RRP: $24.99

Beer Pong Cups, Balls & Racks and more!

Now that you have your table in order you are going to need some Beer Pong cups, Beer Pong balls and a Beer Pong rack. Here are the best ones along with a bonus list of must-have Beer Pong accessories. Ok, they’re not all ‘must have’ but some are down-right funny and you’ve gotta see them!

PRO Quality Beer Pong Balls

PRO Quality Beer Pong Balls

PRO Quality Beer Pong Balls Not All balls are created equal! Have you ever bought cheap convenience store pong balls and wondered why your game was off? No you didn’t magically lose your edge over night, chances are you where playing with cheap pong balls. Worry no more! These PRO pong balls are regulation size and provide the correct amount of bounce and fly needed to pinpoint your beer pong accuracy. These balls are filled with pressurized Hydrogen, not air like cheap balls, giving these Pro balls awesome flight and better air time so you can float the ball right to it’s target (Hydrogen is lighter then air). Each ball comes complete with a pong themed decoration that adds to the fun! This set comes with 6 premium quality Pro grade competition style Beer Pong Balls.

  • Pros: Hydrogen Filled. Professional Grade.
  • Cons: Designs may not suit everyone.
  • RRP: $9.99
Beer Pong Ball Sack MySack Ultra-Suede Regulation

Beer Pong Ball Sack

Beer Pong Ball Sack MySack Ultra-Suede Regulation If you’ve got no balls, you’ve got no game. MySack is an ultra-suede beer pong ball holder, stuffed with 2 regulation size ping pong balls. Attaches to belt loop via convenient clip.

  • Pros: Somewhere safe to keep your balls.
  • Cons: Cons? There aren’t any cons!
  • RRP: $15.95

Reusable Beer Pong Cup Set

Reusable Beer Pong Cup Set

Reusable Beer Pong Cup Set Use the beer pong cup designed to improve your game. Made with practicality and purpose in mind, these reusable pong cups have the same size opening as a standard party cup with a unique wide base to prevent them from tipping over or sliding off the table mid-game. Four fill lines let you know exactly how much to pour and distinctly separate the “freshmen” from the “seniors”. Great for your Beirut game and tons of other drinking games (like flip cup), they’re made from translucent plastic so you can clearly see exactly how much beer is in each cup and make sure every contest is fair. In stock and ready to ship. Features: Made of sturdy translucent plastic (you’ll never hear “is there any beer in that cup?” again). Made specifically for beer pong. Equipped with 4 fill line levels to accommodate everyone from beginners to the pros. Unique design has a wide base to prevent cups from tipping over. Great for many other drinking games including flip cup. 100% dishwasher safe (place cups on the top shelf of dishwasher). Specs: Dimensions: 4.9″H x 3.9″ Diameter (top) and 2.9″ Diameter (bottom). Due to the cup’s wide base, they do not fit into most specialty inflatable tables or racks. Includes: (20) Red Beer Pong Cups. (2) Black Water Cups.

  • Pros: Reusable. Sturdy. Designed for Beer Pong.
  • Cons: Not regulation sized (wider base)
  • RRP: $30.20
Beer Pong Party Pack Pong Star Beer Pong Kit

Pong Star Beer Pong Kit

Beer Pong Party Pack Pong Star Beer Pong Kit A complete set with everything you need except the Beer Pong table! Includes: 20 Playing Cups 4 Seamless Pong Balls 2 Non Slip Mats 2 Wash Cups Pen & Players List Game Instructions

  • Pros: Complete Set
  • Cons: Not the highest quality
  • RRP: $18.99 – ($12.99 on Amazon)
Go Pong N-Ice Rack Freezable Beer Pong Rack Set

Go Pong N-Ice Rack

Go Pong N-Ice Rack Freezable Beer Pong Rack Set, Includes 2-Racks, 3-Balls and Rules  The days of tossing warm beer at the end of games are over! This genius is a rack, cup holder and cooler in one. Simply fill up each rack with water and freeze to keep your drinks cold for hours. Rack system also keep cups from sliding or spilling!

  • Pros: Keeps beer cool. Keep cups from spilling.
  • Cons: Awkward to fill.
  • RRP: $20.77
Beer Pong Champion - Trophy Award

Beer Pong Champion Trophy

Beer Pong Champion – Trophy Award It might be a bit of overkill but it would be hard to not buy this for the serious Beer Pong player. Or, maybe that’s for the not-so-serious player. Either way it would be a perfect finale to an awesome match.

  • Pros: I don’t think we need to talk about pros and cons here…
  • Cons:
  • RRP: $39.50
The Book of Beer Pong

The Book of Beer Pong

The Book of Beer Pong: The Official Guide to the Sport of Champions This is the book you need to study before playing the game. It’s not only useful to have around while you’re playing as a reference for the rules but it’s also hilarious. The creators of CollegeStories.com, GetBombed.com, and the Official Bombed Beer Pong Kit have written the first and only guide to the worldwide craze. Featuring everything from basic etiquette to expert techniques, tactics for smack talk, cutting-edge ball grips and flight paths, and tips for hosting a tournament, this invaluable tome will make anyone a champion of this burgeoning sport. So, drink up and game on!

  • RRP: $15.95 – ($11.64 on Amazon)
Beer Pong Champion Bottle Opener Belt Buckle

Beer Pong Champion Bottle Opener Belt Buckle

Beer Pong Champion Bottle Opener Belt Buckle Need I say more? It’s a Beer Pong Champion bottle opener AND Belt Buckle. That’s right: A belt buckle that also is a bottle opener. And it’s got “Beer Pong Champ” written on it! Definitely a great gift or prize for the tournament.

  • RRP: $8.63
Official Beer Pong Drinking Glove

Official Beer Pong Drinking Glove

Official Beer Pong Drinking Glove Sometimes what seems to be the least important purchase you will make in your lifetime becomes the best thing you ever did. This Master Crafted glove will add +1 to all your throws!  Sometimes, just a little helps make the difference between an embarrasing fumble and a fairly sober night of absolute victory, so put on this glove and queue the victory fanfare!

  • RRP: $7.99 ($3.99 on Amazon)
Beer Pong Champion Embroidered Iron On Patch

Beer Pong Champion Patch

Beer Pong Champion Embroidered Iron On Patch So it turns out you DO need your Mom’s help with Beer Pong. Cos who else is going to sew or iron on this patch when you are crowned Beer Pong Champion?

Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong

Last Cup DVD

Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong Hey, Beer Pong is not just always about the Beer – sometimes it’s about the Pong too. Or, more specifically the competitiveness of the game. This film really captures the true spirit of the nature of tailgate games and how they can move beyond simple drinking games to something with more meaning.  “Last Cup” chronicles America’s wooziest subculture and the quest to conquer the fun and frothy sport of competitive beer pong. Experienced beer pong practitioners from across the US meet in Nevada for the second annual World Series of Beer Pong where the team with the sharpest accuracy (and highest tolerance) stands to walk away with $20,000. LAST CUP hilariously cuts through the drunken revelry and sets its cameras on four very different and talented teams, culminating in a sobering, nail-biter of a conclusion.

And, to finish up, here are some great Beer Pong Posters for around the house, your dorm or to pin up while you’re playing.

Beer Pong Art Poster

Beer Pong Art Poster

 The Wonderful World of Beer Pong College Poster

Wonderful World of Beer Pong

The Beer Pong Constitution

The Beer Pong Constitution

Beer Pong House Rules

Beer Pong House Rules

Beer Pong Tips:

Want to know how to be a great beer pong player? Then these tips are for you.

  • Like most ball sports, it’s all in the wrist! Good wrist action is key to good beer pong.
  • Find the right grip, using a single digit (either pointer or middle) and the thumb. Don’t hold the beer pong ball in your fist!
  • Follow through on the shot and use your legs like you would when throwing a free throw in basketball.
  • A large arc improves the chances that the beer pong ball will stay in the cup. Throwing in a flat line rarely leads to a point.
  • Don’t try for random shots. Pick a cup, aim your shot and then focus on hitting that one cup. If you miss, there’s still a chance you could hit one of the other targets.
  • Be consistent with your technique. Learn from your mistakes as well as your victories. Beer Pong is like any other sport: practice and consistency make good players.
  • Know your limits when drinking alcohol. You won’t play beer pong very well when drunk. Don’t drink before you play.
  • As with everything you can take the game of beer pong very seriously and practice before the game. This will definitely give you the advantage. Then again, being relaxed on the day of the big game and simply turning up and throwing a few balls might get you a better result. Remember, it’s just a game!


Tailgate Party Games: Cornhole

Cornhole is the staple game of any great tailgate party and probably the most popular. Like all great tailgate games, Cornhole was designed so that you can play while still holding a beer in one hand–which is not surprising considering the game was said to have been invented by 14th Century Germans and developed by farmers in Kentucky. Even Native Americans played a version of Cornhole and, as further research suggests, they played it with the Cornhole bag in one hand and with a maize-beer in the other.

Cornhole Rules:

Cornhole is super easy to learn and very fun. Two raised rectangular boards, each with a hole on the far end (the ‘cornhole’), are placed 27 feet apart (there should be 33 feet from hole to hole. Players take turns to toss bean bags towards the opposing board, scoring 3 points if the bag lands in the hole and 1 point if the bag lands on the platform. Points are calculated using a negation scoring method. eg. if Player A has 3 bags on the Cornhole board and Player B has 1 bag on the board then Player A would receive 2 points for the frame.
The first player to 21 wins.

Cornhole can be played as singles or doubles. In singles, after the players pitch a frame they walk to the opposing Cornhole board and pitch back to the board where they started. In doubles, teammates stand across from each other on the same side of their respective boards.
Despite what many think, there is no rule dictating the manner in which you toss the bag: overhand is just as legitimate as an underhand toss (though much harder to control for accuracy)

Cornhole: aka Tailgate Toss, Bean bag toss, corn toss, bag, bags.

Tips for the Cornhole player:

  • work on your grip to ensure it’s not too loose or too firm. Keep the thumb in the center.
  • lead with the foot opposite to your pitching hand
  • learn different pitching techniques such as ‘the pancake’ or ‘horizontal spin’
  • always ensure you have a beer in the non-throwing hand in order to balance yourself for the pitch.

Equipment: Two boards; 4 bags, scoreboard, drink holder.

The Best Cornhole Boards

Since Cornhole is the most popular tailgate party game there are many great boards available. It’s definitely possible to make your own and I’d recommend doing so if you’re handy with a lathe. For those of us who aren’t, here’s a list of the best Cornhole Boards and Bags money can buy as well as some awesome variations and the accessories you will need to play the game in style.

What to look for in a Cornhole Board:

  • Watch out for boards with an inconsistent surface.
  • The board must be sturdy and solid.
  • You want a board that gives true bounce and has just the right balance between grip and polished smoothness for the perfect slide.
  • There is a big difference between regulation Cornhole Boards and those not built to standard.
  • Rounded edges help prevent tearing to the Cornhole bags.
  • Portability is a plus. At minimum you want a board with folding legs.
  • Durable and weather-proof so you can play in all conditions, outdoors and indoors.

Regulation Cornhole Boards

Natural Cornhole Board

Natural Cornhole Board

Natural Cornhole Boards by BestCornBags For those who appreciate natural wood grain or want to customize their Cornhole Board this beautiful piece of American craftmanship is built to ACA standard with quality materials and is sanded to an ultra smooth finish. This type of board works perfectly for those who want to paint or decal their team colors onto it as it’s essentially a blank canvas. This board is solid and built to last.

  • Pros: High quality materials. Durable. Can be customized.
  • Cons: No carry bag. Not a complete package.
  • RRP: $110
The Baggo Cornhole Board

The Baggo Cornhole

The Baggo Cornhole Board – Officially Licenced NCAA Team Logos Said to be the best Cornhole Boards available these are backed up by a lifetime warranty. Made of very durable and weather-proof plastic this is a complete set that comes with two official Baggo NCAA logo game boards, eight official bean bags in your teams colors, 10 page color instruction booklet, wall mounting bracket (for storage & display), built-in scorekeepers, and distance regulator. BAGGO packs into itself & carries like a suitcase making it the most portable game on the market. It’s hard to look past this great set.

  • Pros: Complete set. High quality. Weather proof. Lifetime warranty.
  • Cons: Non-traditional plastic is more slippery a surface than most wood boards.
  • RRP: $144.95 – ($119.95 on Amazon)
Go Pong CornHole PRO

Go Pong CornHole PRO

Go Pong CornHole PRO Regulation Size Bean Bag Toss Game Set (Black) This is a great set for anyone who just wants the complete package with no fuss. You get two regulation sized Cornhole Boards, 8 regulation weight bean bags, a carrying case plus a set of rules. These Cornhole boards are designed to be portable and fold in half for storage and have fold-out legs. They are lightweight but sturdy with a waterproof MDF surface and an aluminum frame.

  • Pros: Lightweight. Durable. Portable. A complete set.
  • Cons: The Cornhole Bags aren’t durable and are filled with sand rather than corn.
  • RRP:  $129.99 – ($123.85 on Amazon)
Driveway Games All Weather White Cornhole

Driveway Games Cornhole

Driveway Games All Weather Cornhole A very durable, regulation Cornhole set designed to be truly all-weather being injection-molded plastic and will likely still be in perfect condition next century. Don’t turn your nose up at the choice of materials though – this set still provides a decent slide and is as good as all but the most expensive wooden Cornhole boards. The Driveway is cleverly designed for portability and storage with clips to lock it and carry handles (there is even space to store the Cornhole bags within the folded board. As a white board it can be customized using your own decal (though most decals won’t adhere to the plastic as they may on other materials).

  • Pros: All weather. Will last forever. Can take it anywhere. Lightweight. Easy to store. Customizable.
  • Cons: Non-traditional plastic
  • RRP: $94.99
Tailgate 360 Cornhole Set

Tailgate 360 Cornhole Set Tailgate 360 Cornhole Set

Tailgate 360 Cornhole Set Tailgate 360 makes regulation Cornhole Sets that are extremely lightweight and portable with folding design, carry handles as well as score counters on the boards. They are good looking boards with durable construction designed for use on both flat and uneven surfaces.

  • Pros: Lightweight. Portable. Everything you need in the set. Score counter on the board.
  • Cons: Not as sturdy as more expensive sets (but also not as bulky).
  • RRP: $69.99


Non-Regulation Cornhole Boards

Corn Toss Junior Cornhole

Corn Toss Junior

Corn Toss Junior It may be small but it’s no light-weight. This little set isn’t just for the kids–the smaller size makes it a lot more portable, easier to store and means you can play indoors. It’s handmade from plywood with a gloss finish to accentuate the grain and all the joints are counter-screwed for a super strong fit. Or you could customize the board with your favorite team using paint or decals. The set is easy to fold up and store, comes with retractable rope handles and lock-in safety hooks. The set also comes with 8 cornhole bags and instructions on how to play the game. If you are buying this for your kids, you might consider adhering to the ACA recommendation for the distance between Cornhole boards for juniors to be 21 feet (rather than the traditional 27 feet).

  • Pros: Quality Build. Complete set. Customizable.
  • Cons: Not regulation size.
  • RRP: $87.95 – ($59.95 on Amazon)
Mainstreet Micro Cornhole Toss

Mainstreet Micro

Mainstreet Classics Micro Bag Toss Unlike the Corn Toss Junior set, the Mainstreet Micro is designed for kids. Everything is miniature: the boards and the bags. It’s a solid build and basically a smaller version of a regulation set so definitely recommended for young children who want to learn the all-American game of Cornhole but don’t have the strength to play with heavier bags. It’s also a good set for indoors but there is only so high you can toss a Cornhole bag when there’s a roof over your head.

  • Pros: Good set for kids. Well built. Complete set. Cheap price.
  • Cons: Small – not recommended as a substitute for a regulation set.
  • RRP: $35.99 – ($33.61 on Amazon)
Mattel Toss Across Cornhole Alternative

Mattel Toss Across

Mattel Toss Across This is a fun alternative to the traditional Cornhole Board where the object is to be the first player or team to turn up three symbols in a row. Basically tic-tac-toe meets Cornhole! It’s a very lightweight, plastic set which is definitely indoors only.

  • Pros: Fun alternative. Cheap price. Good for kids.
  • Cons: Not true Cornhole. Not for outdoors.
  • RRP: $19.99

The Best Cornhole Bags

Tip: Before you buy your Cornhole bags, be sure that the they are regulation size (6″x6″) and weight (16 oz/1lb)

What to look for in a Cornhole Bag:

  • Tournament grade with regulation size and weight.
  • High quality, heavy cloth like Duck Cloth
  • High quality filling like Whole Feed Corn or regulation plastic pellets
  • Strong stitching.
The Baggo Replacement Cornhole Bean Bags

The Baggo Cornhole Bags

The Baggo Replacement Bean Bags – Officially Licenced Team Logos You don’t really have to look much further than Baggo for your replacement Cornhole Bean Bags. These are Officially licensed bean bags and are very durable being constructed of a heavy duty Poplin blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton with an all-purpose, dual duty, extra-strength thread.  The bags are surged on three sides and then reversed out.   The bags are filled with 9.5oz of treated unpopped popcorn for good weight and feel.

  • RRP: $19.99


Victory Tailgate Cornhole Bags

Victory Tailgate Cornhole Bags

Victory Tailgate Cornhole Bags Victory Tailgate Cornhole bags are the real deal with regulation weight, size and shape. They are made of quality duck cloth and double stitched at the seams. Unlike many of the other brands, Victory Tailgate Cornhole bags are filled with whole corn kernels and made to the standards of the ACA. Made in the USA.

  • RRP: $27.99


Becca Sports Cornhole Bags

Becca Sports Cornhole Bags

Becca Sports Cornhole Bags Another great American company who produces quality crafted Cornhole Bags. These are made to last with strong stitching and 12 oz duck cloth. They are regulation size and weight being filled with whole feed corn. Becca Sports also offers a one year guarantee on all of their bags and they come in many different color combinations.

  • RRP: $28.99


Cornhole Games Cornhole Bags

Cornhole Games

Cornhole Games Cornhole BagsCornhole games produce great bean bags that are ACA regulation size and weight and come in a variety of colors. They guarantee their bags with a 30 day money back guarantee being made of heavy cloth, real feed corn and very strong stitching. They have many different color combinations such as yellow, burgundy, black, green, turquoise, orange, brown, grey.

  • RRP: $19.89


Cornhole Games Waterproof Cornhole Bags

Waterproof Cornhole Bags

Cornhole Games Waterproof Cornhole Bags Perfect for the outdoors these weather proof Cornhole Bags by Cornhole Games are regulation size and weight as defined by the standards of the ACA. But, unlike other Cornhole bags, if they get wet, simply leave them out to dry. Instead of a corn filling they are filled with poly-resin beads. They won’t mold, rot and get eaten by animals or bugs. There are many color combinations to choose from.

  • RRP: $28.99


Victory Beer Print Cornhole Bags

Victory Beer Print Cornhole Bags

Victory Beer Print Cornhole Bags

Victory Beer Print Cornhole Bags

Victory Beer Print Cornhole Bags For the beer lover! These are more than just a gimmick though. The Victory Cornhole Bags are tournament-grade with ACA regulation size and weight. They are made of quality heavy duty cloth material, double stitched and filled with whole kernel corn. Oh, and did I mention they HAVE A BEER PRINT ON THEM!?

  • RRP: $29.98


The Best Cornhole Scoreboards

Not all Cornhole boards come with a score counter built-in. And you definitely need an independent, reliable score-keeper after you’ve knocked back a few beers. Look no further: here are the best scoreboards for keeping score for your Cornhole game.

Scorzie - Cornhole koozie that keeps score


Scorzie – The koozie that keeps score Possibly man’s greatest invention… Scorzie is a scorekeeping beverage holder designed for tailgate games that go up to 21 points. Featuring two scoring rings that click into place and a foam lined koozie, the Scorzie is a scoreboard and beverage holder all in one! These are always a great hit at tailgate parties and the ideal gift. Just make sure you keep your eye on your Scorzie though since they tend to disappear if you leave them lying around.

  • RRP: $17.99 – ($11.39 on Amazon)


Scoring King Portable Scoreboard

Scoring King

Scoring King Portable Scoreboard A very robust, weather proof and nice looking scoreboard with an incorporated beverage holder the Scoring King Scoreboard is over 5 feet tall and only weights 4lbs. The counter goes up to 21 which make it perfect for most tailgate games including Cornhole. It even has a built in bottle opener located under the scoreboard! It can be pushed into the ground or placed into the optional tripod stand for hard surfaces. The scoreboard easily removes so that the beverage holder can be used anytime. The Scoring King doesn’t require any assembly. It’s made of welded steel and then powder coated with a very durable weather resistant black powder coated finish. With two supports it is the  strongest scoreboard for outdoor gaming on the market. It is designed to be left outside in any weather condition. 100% MADE IN THE U.S.A.!

  • RRP: $49.95 – ($35.95 on Amazon)


Cornhole Overlay Magnetic Scoreboard

Cornhole Magnetic Scoreboard

Cornhole Overlay Magnetic Scoreboard The perfect scoreboard add-on for the Cornhole board that doesn’t come with its own scoreboard, this one attaches via powerful neodymium magnets. It’s super easy to install and will ensure that the integrity of your game will always be maintained no matter how much you’ve been drinking.

  • RRP = $21.99 = ($16.99 on Amazon)

Cornhole Tips:

  • When throwing the cornhole, make sure you use the right technique and you know how to control the distribution of weight (see below for cornhole throwing techniques).
  • Playing on a softer surface like grass or sand leads to less bounce, making the game easier. You can simulate this on asphalt by putting a few towels under the legs of the cornhole board.
  • Keep the cornhole boards at the right level to ensure the bags slide at the correct pace.
  • Adjust the distance between cornhole boards to increase or decrease difficultly of play.
  • More arc in the toss means less slide.
  • Cornhole bags will slide more in dry conditions. Some players like this because it helps them get it in the hole. Others don’t since the bag is more likely to slide off the boards. Spray water on the bags to create drag.
  • Most tailgaters are going to be playing cornhole in all weather conditions. Make sure you get a cornhole set that can withstand UV, rain, hail and a lot of abuse.
  • Remember to keep a cold beer on your non-throwing arm.

Cornhole Throwing Technique:

Choose and master a throwing style that suits you. There are several different ways you can throw a cornhole toss bag and they all respond differently to physics, but should all lead to the same result: a high score.

  • Fold Over: For beginners, start with the basic Fold Over throw: fold the bag in half with an even fill on both halves, then toss underhand. This will allow you to refine the perfect arc and distance.
  • Softball Pitch: As you improve you can try a softball pitching style which is exactly like a softball pitch except the grip in which you should hold the cornhole bag flat against your palm with the thumb on the opposite side, directly in the middle, with an even spread of filling throughout the bag.
  • The Double: Holding the bag by one of the corners and emptying all the fill into the opposing corner. Fold the empty corners diagonally, tucking them into you palm and then toss the cornhole bag underhand.
  • The Sling: Pinch one corner of the cornhole bag and then ‘sling’ it towards the board with an underhand toss creating backspin. This can create a very accurate dead-stop throw with less slide.
  • The Fling-a-Ding: The same as the ‘Sling’ except that you hold the cornhole bag by the edge rather than the corner.
  • The Pancake: Also known as the ‘frisbee’ because of the throwing motion which is exactly as you would throw a frisbee, but holding the cornhole bag with the same pinching technique as in the sling toss.
  • The Basketball Shot: Also known as the ‘jump shot’ you take a shot just like you would if shooting a 3 pointer in basketball.
  • Overhand: Similar to a baseball throw and most often used for extreme, long-distance cornhole toss. It is generally less accurate than an underhand toss but great for getting distance and velocity.