The Civil War drinking game is about the valiant battle to drink better and smarter than your opponents.
Sip Score: **** (Medium-High sipping game)
Game Description: Think of ultra-fast beer pong on steroids, multiplied by 10. This game can go on for hours and needs a lot of players, which makes it an ideal party game.
Number of Players: Minimum of eight (for two teams of four)
You Will Need: A lot of time, a big table, four cups for each player and enough alcohol to sink a battleship.
How to Play: Divide players up into two teams of equal size and line up on two sizes of a large table. Arrange a diamond-shaped arrangement of four cups in front of each player and pour the contents of one and a half beers into each rack of four cups, for each player. Toss a coin to decide which team gains the advantage. The team guessing the correct side of the coin gets three ping pong balls, while the other team gets one. The game progresses as each team attempts to throw ping pong balls at the opposite team’s beer-diamond rack. It’s fast and furious; each man for himself and with shots firing left, right and center – much like a civil war.
Rules of the Game:
WHEN A BALL LANDS INSIDE A PLAYER’S CUP: The cup is removed and the player is “injured.” He must finish the beer in the cup. He can continue playing until all four of his cups have been successfully fired at by a ball. When all four have gone, that player is dead and is out of the game.
BOUNCE SHOTS: Are forbidden.
ELBOWS: Must always be behind the edge of the table when taking a shot.
BLOCKING BALLS: Even by accident, results in a penalty of ONE CUP of your booze to be consumed in one.
TWO BALLS IN ONE CUP: The owner of the cup has to take another one of his cups and drink from it as a penalty for not drinking the first cup in time before a second ball entered. So, two balls in one cup = drinking 2 cups as a penalty.
The winning team is the one which is able to eliminate all of the cups of the other team.
You Lose: If all of your cups get fired at and a ball drops inside. You are out of the game and have “died” in the Civil War.