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Beer Pong Island Rule – Official Beer Pong Rules #5

Beer Pong Island Rule
Official Beer Pong House Rules – Rule #5

The Beer Pong Island Rule goes by many different names: solo cup, iso cup, lonely cup, and skill shot. In our official beer pong house rules we call it the “island rule.” This guideline allows you to make your opponent drink a hit cup and a bonus cup.

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Beer Pong Island Rule 

The beer pong island rule comes into affect when there’s a cup on your opponent’s side that isn’t touching any other cups. Pretty simple, right?

Important: 

  • First of all, you can only call the Island Rule because you’ve landed shots in the cups around the cup.
  • The beer pong Island Rule is NOT legit from slippery cups sliding away from the beer-covered table.
  • Yeah, we see you, trying to look cool swatting those bounce shots away. No, we’re talking about cups you’ve removed fair and square from perfect shots. 

What Does The Island Beer Pong Rule Mean?

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  • If you’ve created a tiny “red solo cup island,” you may declare “island.”
  • You can only declare “island” as long as the other side still has at least two touching cups.
  • There must be at least 3 cups in play.
  • Official Rules of Beer Pong state that you have to tell the other players that you’re aiming for the lone cup before shooting, or it doesn’t count.

 

What happens if I call Island but my ball lands in another cup?

Unlike the ring of fire beer pong ruleyou don’t automatically win the game if your ball lands in a cup other than the “island” cup.

Instead, if you call island and make another cup, that cup stays on the table. Then, as a “bonus,” your partner can declare “island.”

Beer Pong Island Rule

If your partner sinks a shot into the Island Cup, you’re in luck. The defending team must pull the hit island cup as well as an additional cup as a penalty.

The Beer Pong Island Rule for One-on-One Beer Pong

  • If you’re playing with a partner, they have the chance to declare “island” once per game. To put it simply, your team has a total of two chances to declare a “beer pong island.” 
  • If you’re playing 1 on 1, you each get to call “island” one time.

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Beer Pong Island Rule Variations

Unsurprisingly, there are lots of variations to the beer pong island rule. 

In general, most people know about these 2 main beer pong island rule variations:

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#1 You and your teammate can only declare “island” once per game. Two island attempts per team/per match. If you call “island” and make a non-island cup, that cup remains on the table.

#2 Another style we’ve played is that you’re able to call island as many times as you damn well please. However, hitting a cup other than the lone island cup is costly. As a result, you’re forced to drink one of your own cups. Ouch.

Remember, if you disagree with someone’s house rules because our rule book or variations states otherwise, too bad. The host is right and we’re wrong.

House rules always go. Always.

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Official Beer Pong House Rules ReRacks Rule

Beer Pong Reracks Rule – Official Beer Pong Rules #16

Beer Pong Reracks Rule:
Official Beer Pong House Rules- Rule #16

How to Use Reracks to Crush Your Competition

Ah, the Beer Pong Reracks Rule. All official beer pong rules include info about reracks. The “rack” in beer pong is the beer pong cup formations (positions of the cups on the table.)

How To Play Beer Pong Reracks Cup Formations

Get ready for an all-inclusive list with pictures, video, descriptions, and beer pong tips for the various beer pong cup formations.

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Beer Pong Cup Formations

#1. Usually, a team gets one re-rack twice per game.
#2. If it’s a one-on-one game, each team usually gets one re-rack

Important note: Official beer pong rules state that you can’t ask for a re-rack if you’re “dialed in” and hit two cups in a row. 

 

Beer Pong Names & Cup Formations

1 Cup Beer Pong Reracks Rule: Cup Formation

Centered Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

The Centered Re-Rack cup formation doesn’t really count as a re-rack. This is because you’re only moving the beer pong cup back into the original position, had it not slid or been knocked out of position the round before.

 

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Centered Cup Formation
Centered Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation

2 Cup Beer Pong Reracks Rule: Cup Formation

Gentlemen’s Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

  • It gives the other team one last re-rack, even when they already used up all of their re racks. For this reason, the name comes from “gentleman’s kindness.”
  • A team can only ask for a Gentleman’s Re-Rack when they’re down to their last 2 cups.
  • Almost all house rules allow a team to request a Gentleman’s Re-Rack, even if the team already used up their 2 re-racks.
  • Obviously, bringing the cups closer together improves the odds of scoring in at least one of the cups.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Gentlemen Cup Formation
Gentlemen’s Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

3 Cup Beer Pong Reracks Rule: Cup Formations

There are several 3 Cup Beer Pong Cup Formations.

Triangle Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

The Triangle Beer Pong Rerack cup formation refers to moving the cups close together in (duh) a triangle shape. This is the most common of the 3 cup beer pong reracks rule.

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Triangle Cup Formation
Triangle Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

Play Button Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

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More and more people are starting to use the Play Button Beer Pong Rerack cup formation as part of their official beer pong reracks rule tradition.

  • It’s halfway between the “straight line formation” and the “triangle.”
  • In the Play Button, two of the cups are touching each other in a straight line.
  • Then, the third cup still forms the top of the pyramid, but it does not touch the other two cups.

ReRacks Rule Beer Pong Tips:

  • Spend time practicing to figure out which works best for you, the Triangle or the Play Button.
  • Then make sure to include it in your own house rules. After all, your partner might prefer the traditional Triangle Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation. This should play a huge role in your strategy.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Play Button Formation
Play Button Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

Stop Light Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

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Experienced teammates frequently use the Stop Light re-rack to sink a few cups in a row. In fact, smart beer pong players use this cup formation all the time as their secret weapon.

Tips:

  • Practice the Stop Light formation with your partner until you’re both pros. Then, when you’re on the verge of losing, use this cup formation to make a comeback. Sink those 2 back to back cups for balls back – and win the game like the champs you’re meant to be.
  • This re-rack cup formation is especially perfect for players who are just naturally good at horizontal shots. If this is you, this cup formation should be a no-brainer.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Stop Light Formation
Stop Light Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

Thin Red Line Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

I know, I know, this rack doesn’t look like it would be helpful. But some beer pong players actually like it so that they can accurately call out cups. (If cup-calling house rules are being played. See our beer pong house rules for more on this.)

Tips:

  • If you happen to have a handle on judging distance and depth perception but don’t have such a great horizontal aim, take advantage of this beer pong reracks rule cup formation. Hey, even the best beer pong players have their weak spots.
  • With this re-rack, your shooting style is less of an issue. So take note, newbies!
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Thin Red Line Formation
Thin Red Line Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

3-Cup Beer Pong Cup Rerack Formation

Beer Pong Reracks Cup Formations
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This variation is the same as the Triangle beer pong cup rerack formation, except for the triangle is reversed.

Tip:

  • This formation is another great cup formation if you have great depth perception but so-so horizontal aiming.
  • This formation works well because, while your shot may sway to the left or right, you still have a good shot at hitting one of the three cups.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Three Cup Formation
3-Cup Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

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4 Cup Beer Pong Reracks Rule: Cup Formations

And along we move to the 4 cup formations! The first one is a favorite of mine and has two names.

Four Squared (or simply “squared”) Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation

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This re-rack is my favorite beer pong cup formation since it’s good for players who’re better at distance shots and players who’re better at horizontal aiming. Since it’s basically just two straight lines, both types of players have a good chance of making a shot.

The 4 cups in a square like this is a huge advantage. No matter which cup you eliminate, the three remaining cups will always stay touching. That means no satellite cups to distract your shot.

Tips: 

  • Okay, this is another great beer pong reracks rule variation for newbies. So use it to your advantage!
  • But this is also good for experienced beer pong players.
  • You and your teammate probably have different strengths and weaknesses. Since this is good for distance shot pros and horizontal pros, it’s a win-win for both of you.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule 4 Squared Cup Formation
Four Squared Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation

The Diamond Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation

Much like the previous formation, this re-rack gets rid of any pesky satellite cups.

Tip: To really boost your chances of landing cups, shoot at side angles, creating nice straight lines. See our beer pong tips section for more on this.

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Diamond Cup Formation
The Diamond Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation

Harpoon Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation (Or the “Flag” Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation)

Beer Pong ReRacks Rule

This is another great technique for players who’re better at making distance shots.

The harpoon, or flag beer pong re-rack takes advantage of a linear layout.

Beer pong players have never agreed on the right cup that forms the flag or harpoon shape. Is it dumb and only there for the sake of making a flag shape, or is it valuable?

Tip:

  • Since the harpoon pong is kind of a controversial beer pong re-rack cup formation, practice it several times!
  • You don’t want to ask for a Harpoon cup formation then find out you suck at it.
  • Likewise, you should practice to find out if it’s your newest secret weapon.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Harpoon (Flag) Cup Formation
Harpoon Beer Pong Cup Formation

Mini Zipper Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

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Is it just me, or is “Mini Zipper” a sweet name for a formation? Regardless, this rhomboidal shape is actually quite basic, just like the Diamond or Square layouts.

Tip: If you need a basic layout that’s a perfect all-around, you can’t go wrong with the Mini Zipper, Diamond, or Square formation.

Rhombus Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

While this is a risky re-rack formation, it’s fun to use when you’re in the zone. It also gives you more of a challenge, for two main reasons:

  1. The Rhombus beer pong re-rack cup formation mixes distance and width. It’s a double whammy since it isn’t just one or the other.
  2. Additionally, there’s more of an emphasis on your ability to manage depth perception.

Yeah, it’s trickier. But don’t get stuck in the boring habit of choosing the safe beer pong re-rack cup formations every time.

Tips:

  • Use this early in the party, since you’ll be more sober.

(It’s not the kind of re-rack you want to request when you just made out with a random person who for some reason is wearing a toga and a “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day” hat. And you also don’t know where your shoelaces went. My college days party days really did provide me with valuable information for my blogging career.)

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Rhombus Cup Formation
Rhombus Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

The Line Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Like the other linear re-racks, this formation is perfect for players with good depth perception, as well as a team who’s on a winning streak that night.

Tips:

  • Pair this play with the Balls Back Rule and put an end to the game in no time.
  • Make sure you have the depth perception skills to match this challenging beer pong re-rack cup formation.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Line Cup Formation
The Line Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation

The 2-1-1 Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation
(Little June Beer Pong Re-rack Cup Formation)

In case you don’t already know, this formation is also known by the name of everybody’s favorite male body part. Just look at it. See what I mean? Well, 2-1-1 is a great code for when kids (or prudes) are around.

How To Play Beer Pong ReRacks Rule

Beer pong players prefer this 4 cup rerack variation because it plays on that great straight line shooting element. It also provides a wider area in the back for cups that are more distant and probably a bit more difficult.

Tips:

  • Lol like a schoolgirl whenever you call it.
  • Great for intermediate beer pong players, since it helps them improve their depth perception.
  • Use this as a kind of stepping stone to the “Line” cup formation. The two cups in the back make it a little easier to land a shot.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Penis Cup Formation
The 2-1-1 Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation


5 Cup Beer Pong Reracks Rule: Cup Formations

The 2-1-1 XXL Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation
(Also known as the “Big June Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation”)

This re-rack is just a larger version of the “2-1-1” cup formation. The added distance makes this beer pong rerack cup formation even more challenging than the “2-1-1.”

However, it still gives you more of a chance for distance shooting accurately. It also allows you to discover whether the age-old “bigger is better” saying is true or not. 

The tips for the 2-1-1 XL beer pong rerack cup formation are exactly the same as the regular 2-1-1:

  • Lol like a schoolgirl whenever you call it.
  • Intermediate players, this is the perfect re-rack for you to improve your skills.
  • Use this as a kind of stepping stone to the “Line” cup formation. The two cups in the back make it a little easier to land a shot.
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The 2-1-1 XXL Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

The Sword Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation
The Wizard Staff Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Okay, so you’re obviously trying to make a comeback if you’re asking for a re-rack with 5 cups left. As with other straight line formations, this layout helps you get into your rhythm and zone out your noisy friends. Like the 2-1-1 variations, this layout increases your ability to continue to sink cups, even when you’re shooting at a distant target.

Above all else, this is the best nerdtastic formation out of all the various beer pong re-rack cup formations. Wizard Staff? Yeah. You gotta give it credit for that.

Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Sword Cup Formation
The Wizard Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

The Kidney Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

You can tell that your opponent is a pro if they ask for this re-rack. They know that if there are two straight lines, their chances are better and that they can show off when they sink that final cup in back.

Tip:

  • Practice landing shots with the Kidney formation. Then show off your mad beer pong playing skills by calling for this re rack.
  • Keep in mind that the 2 straight lines aren’t very hard to land, so don’t psych yourself out. It’s just the final cup in the back that’s tricky.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Kidney Cup Formation
Kidney Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Reverse House Beer Pong Re-Rack Formation

Like the Kidney, this formation creates two easy line shot groupings with one cup in the back. Lock in with two straight lines and then show off with that final cup. Or, you can really show off by starting with that cup further back. Just don’t miss. Chances are that if you are asking for a re-rack with 5 cups still standing, you can’t afford to miss a shot.

Tips:

  • Look like a badass by starting with the cup further back only if you have the skills to actually land a shot.
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Reverse House Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Five Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Five Cup Formation
Five Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Thumbs Down Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation 

Use this formation to get yourself into a rhythm and take advantage of the two straight lines side by side. Perfect for those of you with great depth perception but not too bad for those of you who prefer side by side shooting either.

Tip:

  • This beer pong reracks rules cup formation is great for anyone, but especially for intermediate players. You get to practice distance shooting while having the safety blanket of the side-to-side cups.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Thumbs Down Cup Formation
Thumbs Down Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Trapezoid Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

This 5 cup beer pong re-rack is flexible and perfect for both beginners and advanced players alike. For beginners, it’s wide enough to accommodate those who can’t aim horizontally. Pro players can also have fun with this one, using the Trapezoid set-up to shoot from several angles.

Tips:

  • Beginners, this is another great cup formation for you to master before using the more advanced formations.
  • Basically, the Trapezoid beer pong re-rack cup formation is a friend to anyone who has trouble aiming horizontally.

 

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Trapezoid Cup Formation
Trapezoid Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Staggered Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation
(Side Trapezoid Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation)

It’s no wonder the Staggered beer pong re-rack cup formation keeps getting more popular. It’s a fantastic option because it creates groupings and prevents satellite cups. As a result, you’ve got a good chance of landing a few shots in a row. Since it’s vertical, the Staggered beer pong re-rack cup formation caters to players with excellent depth perception.

Tips:

  • If you have stellar depth perception, take advantage of the Staggered (Side Trapezoid) variation!
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Side Trapezoid Cup Formation
Side Trapezoid Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

Crosshairs Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

At first, the Crosshairs beer pong rerack cup formation looks like it’s a “novelty layout.” But it’s actually a great strategy for players who tend to shoot the same cup over and over. Players can aim normally with a small change in direction up, down, left, or right.

Tip:

  • Not to repeat myself, but I just really like the Crosshairs beer pong rerack cup formation.  It is THE formation for you if you have the habit of landing the same cup over and over. You only have to adjust slightly each time and with a little bit of practice, you’ll be using the Crosshairs set-up to crush your competition in no time!

 

 

 

Beer Pong Reracks Rule Crosshairs Cup Formation
Crosshairs Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

House Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Remember the Reverse House cup formation? As you can see, the House beer pong re-rack cup formation is almost exactly like it, as there are two lines with one single cup on the end. Except for this time, the loner cup is closer to you.

Of course, there’s also the benefit of a 4 square cluster.

Tip:

  • All I can say for this one is to practice so you can see which is best for you, the regular House or the Reverse House cup formation.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule House Cup Formation
House Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

6 Cup Beer Pong Re-Racks Rule: Cup Formations

The Shield Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

First up in the list of 6 cup formations is the Shield re-rack. It’s similar to the Diamond formation but creates two nice clean straight lines. (Which I find to be easier.)

Tip:

  • Get this formation down before you start requesting the Diamond cup formation. Then, when you’ve mastered the Shield, the Diamond will be a cinch.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Shield Cup Formation
The Shield Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

The Zipper Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

Similar to the “side trapezoid” 5 cup rerack, the Zipper beer pong re-rack places the cups as close to each other as possible, while still keeping 2 straight lines. The angled side placement of the cups creates a padded area for those players who aren’t great at aiming horizontally.

Tip:

  • As mentioned above, this is good for you if you struggle to aim horizontally.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Zipper Cup Formation
The Zipper Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

The Pyramid Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

A basic re-rack, this set-up places the cups in close proximity and a familiar layout for less stress.

I’m not sure why there are so many names for this. But for whatever reason, there are four different ways of referring to this pyramid-like set-up. Obviously, one is the Pyramid beer pong re-rack cup formation.

The other three are:

  • The Triangle Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation
  • The 3,2,1 Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation
  • The Mid Rack Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

Tip:

  • I see the Pyramid beer pong re-rack as being a mix. It’s good for players with great depth perception.
  • It’s also pretty good for you if you have decent horizontal aiming, too. The trickiest part for you will be the lone cup closest to you.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Pyramid Cup Formation
The Pyramid Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

7 Cup Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formations

The Honeycomb Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

There are two other names for this formation, which are:

Beer Pong ReRacks Rule Cup Formation
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Inner Circle Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation
Flower Stargate Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

This well-organized layout puts the cups in a super easy to hit formation.

Tip:

  • If you and your teammates need to make a comeback, choose the Honeycomb beer pong re-rack cup formation. My reasoning for this is that you won’t have to deal with any crazy variations.

Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Honeycomb Cup Formation

Marching With Leader Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

For those of you with good depth perception, the Marching With Leader re-rack cup formation is excellent. You have the advantage of distance that fits you so well as well as fairly easy to land side-to-side cups.

Tip:

  • This is an all around easy-to-hit formation, so give it a whirl in practice, no matter your level. Chances are, you’ll find it easy.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Marching With Leader Cup Formation
Marching With Leader Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

Triangle Plus One Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

The name speaks for itself with the familiar triangle layout plus a single cup lined up straight in the front. Perfect for newbies and expert players alike.

Tips:

  • Well, there you have it. Newbies – take note of the Triangle Plus One beer pong reracks rule set-up variation and use it.
  • Advanced players should use this one toward the end of the night, when you’re feeling more than a little tipsy. (Of course, it’s cool to use it whenever you want to ensure an easy score.)
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Triangle Plus One Cup Formation
Triangle Plus One Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation


8 Cup Beer Pong Re-Racks Rule: Cup Formations

And along we go to 8 cup formations. There are only two cup formations, the Tree Beer and the Marching Beer.

The Tree Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

This formation makes me think of a Honeycomb/Triangle hybrid. And obviously based on the name, it looks like a Christmas tree.

Tips:

  • You should always be playing beer pong during the holidays. Get your extended family to loosen the hell up! I bring up the holidays, of course, because the shape looks like a Christmas tree.
  • Also, it’s easy to land a cup in this formation – it’s good for both depth perception and horizontal aiming.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule The Tree Cup Formation
The Tree Beer Pong ReRacks Cup Formation

Marching Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

If you’re asking for a re-rack at 8 cups, you’re probably facing a huge domination by your opposing team. You need a re-rack that will allow you to win quick as hell. To make things easy, ask for the Marching cup formation.

The two rows of four create an easy grouping. Dial it in and forget the world around you. Focus, or you’ll be wasted in no time.

Tip:

  • Losing? Ask for the Marching set-up.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Marching Cup Formation
Marching Beer Pong Re-Rack Cup Formation

9 Cup Beer Pong Reracks Rule: Cup Formations

Super Diamond Beer Pong Rerack Cup Formation

All diamond formations have the benefit of keeping cups close together. This one is different in that, with 9 cups, there is no way to avoid satellite cups without asking for a re-rack four cups later. Sorry, guys. If you’re asking for a re-rack at 9 cups, you might be out of luck.

Tip:

  • All I can say is…stay focused at the beginning of the game to prevent this from happening.
  • But if it does, shake it off and don’t lose hope.
Beer Pong Reracks Rule Super Diamond Cup Formation
Super Diamond Beer Pong ReRack Cup Formation

10 Cups Full Rack Cup Formation

Beer Pong Full Rack Cup Formation

If you live under a rock and still don’t know how to set up a Full Rack, here it is! Create a triangle from your cups with four rows, each increasing in number from one to four. See below for a better illustration.
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Beer Pong Reracks Rule Full Rack Cup Formation
Beer Pong Full Rack Cup Formation

Why You Should Make the House Beer Pong Reracks Rule Obvious First 

  • The reason you should make house rules known is that not everyone agrees on those rules.
  • Make sure everyone’s aware of the house rules before the game starts. That will prevent drunken arguments later on in the night!
  • If you’re a player on someone else’s turf, double check how many reracks they allow. Then set a strategy for that particular set of house rules.
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More Tips for Winning with Beer Pong Reracks Rule Strategies

  • When playing a 10 cup beer pong match, wait to call-re-racks until there are 5 cups or less on the table.
  • Know all of the beer cup formations and what you’re good at so you can increase your chances of winning!
  • Print out our PDF quick and easy guide.
  • Practice, practice, practice

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Why Good Beer Pong Equipment is Crucial to Success

Beer Pong ReRacks Rule Rack
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Before diving into beer pong cup formations, I want to make sure you have the best beer pong equipment. You’ll need:

If you’re hosting, it’s so important to have this stuff ready to go.

Since there are plenty of bargain beer pong sets and equipment available, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get the supplies you need.

You Got It, Champ!

There are a whopping 34 different beer pong reracks rule cup formations on this list. But we’re always looking to add new ones!

The reason you should make house rules known is that not everyone agrees on those rules.
Make sure everyone’s aware of the house rules before the game starts. That will prevent drunken arguments later on in the night!

Watch the “Beer Pong ReRacks Rule Video”
If you’re a player on someone else’s turf, double check how many reracks they allow. Then set a strategy for that particular set of house rules.
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Know house rules. Because of games like this!

Watch the Video How to Play Beer Pong ReRacks Rule

Important note: These Beer Pong Reracks rule pictures have been taken from the perspective of  you standing on the opposite side of the beer pong table and aiming to hit your opponents cups. 

If you’re looking for more beer pong rules, check out our Official Beer Pong House Rules List where we covered 24 beer pong rules in-depth so you can add them to your house rules.

This video isn’t at all comprehensive, but it’s a start:

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Beer Pong Balls Back Rule - Official Beer Pong Rules #24

Beer Pong Balls Back Rule – Official Beer Pong Rules #24

Beer Pong Balls Back Rule:
Chuggie’s Official House Rules #24

Whether you choose to call it the “Beer Pong Balls Back Rule,” “Roll Back,” or “Throw Shot Rule,” this rule is bomb-diggity. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the Chuggie Official Beer Pong House Rules List. 

The Beer Pong Balls Back Rule creates legends that turn boys into men, and girls into ladies.

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Beer Pong Balls Back Rule

How to Play the Beer Pong Balls Back Rule in 3 Easy Steps

#1. In the event that you and your teammate sink two different cups in a single turn, the Beer Pong Balls Back Rule comes into effect. 

#2. As usual, your opponents must remove the two hit cups and slam those beers. 

#3. But then, you and your teammate get both of the balls back. Immediately!

#4. Your team gets two bonus shots. 

You Can Use the Beer Pong Balls Back Rule As Many Times As You Like

You can get a Roll Back multiple times during a match. As a result, your team could continue on until you end the game before your partners have another turn. 

Beer Pong Roll Back Rule

Times like that are rare. But if this does happen, it’s nothing short of a miracle.

Beer Pong Balls Back, Roll Back, Or Throw Back Rule:
Important Notes

Only hit cups from made shots or bounce shots count towards the Beer Pong Balls Back Rule. Cups that have been knocked over do not count.

Beer Pong Balls Back Rule
Prevent spilled cups with this bargain beer pong rack.

In other words, you can’t use a Randy Johnson Shot to get Balls Back.

Variations of the Beer Pong Balls Back Rule

Some House Rules forbid Beer Pong Balls Back Rule in one-on-one game play. In our house, we allow the Balls Back Rule in both one-on-one and two-on-two play.

I mean, come on, it’s a universal beer pong rule. Who are we to tell you it doesn’t apply in one-on-one play?

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Beer Pong Balls Back Rule
The Legend, The Folklore

Basically, your continued success blocks your opponents from having a turn. The Balls Back Beer Pong Rule keeps playing on repeat until your team fucks up.

It’s like playing “Reverse” and “Skip” cards over and over again in Uno The Drinking Game.

The Beer Pong Balls Back Rule is the cause of many a monstrous comeback. And comebacks like these become legends. In fact, momentum swings like this is how casual beer pong players turn into full-on beer pong lovers. 

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Beer Pong Equipment

Beer Pong Balls Back Rule

The Five Basic Must Haves of Beer Pong Equipment

Sure, you can add in extras like neon signs saying “Get Your Balls Wet!” But those aren’t important.

Regulation Beer Pong Table
Click for more pictures of this bargain table.

Here are the essentials:

Why You Should Use Great Beer Pong Equipment

First, beer pong is such a great fucking game that we like to set it up like a real beer pong party. Simply put, having quality equipment gives the game the honor it deserves.

Just imagine… a beer pong table that doesn’t collapse every other game. Or, frozen beer pong racks that prevent spills and keep your beer cold.

Second, baller beer pong sets and equipment help with confidence. Even if you Troll.

Third, it creates a great experiences for your guests. (If you’re hosting.) Poor af? No worries. Our list is features all the best bargain beer pong sets.

Now that we’ve gone over the Beer Pong Balls Back Rule, check out Life Size Beer Pong and Beer Pong Trolling to keep the goods time rolling!

 

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Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule - Official Beer Pong Rules #23

Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule – Official Beer Pong Rules #23

 

Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
Official Beer Pong House Rules – Rule #24

The Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule or “Cup Formation Rule” is the simplest rule on the Chuggie Official Beer Pong Rule List. It is a MUST. So sit back, crack a cold one, and relax. We’ve going to tell you everything you need to know about this super easy beer pong variation.

 

How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Rule

Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule:
Overview

Here’s an overview of the “Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule” post:

How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
Add “Clean Pong” to your cart to lessen chances of getting sick next weekend!

The 5 Essentials of Beer Pong Equipment

How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Rule

The 3 Best Beer Pong Sets for the Money

Fixing Cup Beer Pong Rule: Key Notes

Bonus Beer Pong Videos, Tips, & Strategies

Official Beer Pong Rule #24

 

The 5 Essential Pieces of Beer Pong Equipment

Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
Click for more pictures of these awesome USA Beer Pong Balls.

But first, make sure you have the best beer pong equipment when you’re hosting. You need:

And (obviously), plenty of ice cold beer! Never underestimate how much beer you’ll need.

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How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
Which is why you need plennnty of beer.

Beer Fixing Cup Rule

How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation
Watching from the sidelines? Sip from a can cooler with built-in smokes and lighter pocket. (Click for more pictures)

Throughout any beer pong game, of course there will be cups sliding around the table. Either from a slippery table, defending a bounce shot, and countless other things.

It’s beer pong. No explanation needed.  

#1. When the cups slide out of their original position, you can call the Beer Pong Cup Formation Rule into effect. 

#2. A player may request the “Fixing Cup Rule” at any time during the match.

#3. You may ask for the cups to be fixed to the original formation, or your last requested re-rack formation

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Fixing Cup Formation Beer Pong Rule: Important Notes

How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
This beer pong table with cup holes has a whiteboard surface and comes with dry erase markers. (Click for more pictures)

First, you must use the Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule at the beginning of your turn.

Another key point is that you’re replacing the beer pong cups back into their original position. 

In other words, this isn’t the Beer Pong Re-Rack Rule. (Sometimes the newbs get confused.)

Fortunately, Beer Pong Racks eliminate the annoying sliding problem.

Think of the Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule as the “Undo” button on a computer.
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Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule:
The 3 Best Beer Pong Racks for the Money

Eliminate spilled cups, sliding cups, and piss warm beer with a frozen beer pong rack. I recommend you purchase an official beer pong rack to help keep things under control.

Having beer pong racks at your games and tournaments will prevent arguments about where exactly that cup was sitting on the table before it fell out of position.

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How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
And preventing arguments is always a good thing, especially in beer pong.

Frozen Beer Pong Rack #1
for the Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule

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Click for more pictures of this cheap, yet good quality frozen beer pong rack.
 Highlights, as described by seller:
  • Keeps your beer cold for hours
  • Must have for parties, tailgates, tournaments or home games
  • Makes a great gift
  • Each game includes 2 racks, 3 balls and rules
  • Made of high quality impact resistant plastic

This “GoPong-N-Ice” Set is affordable and high quality. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without a frozen beer pong set!

Best for: Beer Pong Players on a Budget

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How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule
Because warm beer is disgusting!

Frozen Beer Pong Rack #2
for the Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule

Beer Pong Fixing Cups Formation Rule
Everything in this set is tournament grade. (Follow link for more pictures)


The kit includes:

  • 2 Racks
  • 2 Balls
  • 22 Cups

Notes on the “Essential Beer Pong Kit:

The racks, balls, and cups are all tournament-grade.

Also, the set includes everything you need to start a pro game in your backyard, bar, or tailgate party.

Best for: Beer Pong Players on a Budget
and Fans of Pro Beer Pong

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Frozen Beer Pong Rack #3
for the Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule

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Add this beer pong rack set to your shopping cart, and you’re one step closer to better beer pong games.

The CusCus Frozen Beer Pong Cup Rack Set includes:

2 Frozen Racks

and

2 Beer Pong Balls

Best For: Beer Pong Players Wanting a Long-Lasting Rack
and are willing to pay a little extra.

Knowing you won’t have to deal with slippery cups or warm beer makes purchasing a Frozen Beer Pong Rack Set worth it.

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How To Play Beer Pong Fixing Cup Rule
Well, that’s creepy.

You’ve mastered the Beer Pong Fixing Cup Formation Rule, so now what?

Read
>>Beer Pong Balls Back Rule – Official Beer Pong Rules #24<<
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Nothing says “You’re my favorite beer pong partner” like this trophy. (Click for pictures)

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Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rules:
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The Trashiest Chuggie Post Ever

Well, just the name of this beer pong rule is a little…um…raunchy? pervy? sexy? fun? I guess it all depends on how you look at it. But the Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule is a common rule. Of course we feature it on our beer pong house rule lists because, well, it makes things more interesting.

How To Play Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
Girls definitely have an advantage when it comes to distracting opponents. 

Obviously, if you’re a sly little fox, you can distract them with such a blatant innuendo. Like many house rule, you must declare the Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule before you start the game. Enough commentary – get ready for Chuggie’s trashiest post ever. 

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How To Play Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
Trashy beer pong table for a trashy beer pong rule. (Click for pictures and discounted price.)

 

The Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule comes into play if your opponents hit your cup, and the ball is spinning around the inner rim of the cup.

According to this raunchy rule, you may reach in and try to pluck it out with your finger or blow the ball out of the cup, depending on your sex.

Let’s start with the ladies and explain the girls blow beer pong rule a little better.

Girls Blowing Beer Pong Rule 

If you’re a girl and the “Girls Blow” beer pong rule is in effect, you have the option to blow into the cup to lift the ball up and out of the cup. When you do this before the ball touches your beer, and you’ve saved a cup!

This is a difficult feat, so you’re a sexy badass if you manage to do this.

If you blow it out after the ball touches your beer, the cup still counts and you must drink it. There clearly has to be no wet balls, or foam or beer splashing out. It needs to be dry.

How To Play Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
If you pull off a “Guys Finger” or “Girls Blow” shot, you’re extra fucking awesome.

Advantage of the Girls Blowing Beer Pong Rule:

Some ladies love the Guys Finger, Girls Blow Peer Pong Rule. The advantage of blowing compared to fingering is that there is less of a chance of knocking your cup over.

Although, if you were stingy on your cup fill amount, we’ve seen some embarrassed girls who blew their cup over. So fill those cups up high and blow carefully, girls. 

Guys Fingering Beer Pong Rule

Okay gents, now it’s your time to shine. Some guys like the challenge of the Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong RuleBut a lot of men hate it.

How To Play Guys Finger Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
This dude is so happy that Guys Finger Girls Blow is on the house rules.

If you’re a guy and the “Guys Finger” beer pong rule has been declared, you may attempt to reach in with one finger and pull the ball out of your cup. Of course, you have to do this before it touches your beer.

Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule Frozen Beer Pong Rack
Click for more pictures (Amazon link)

If you successfully pluck the ball out of your cup with clearly no wet finger, balls, or splashing it will count as a saved cup and remain in play. It takes skill to finger without getting your finger wet. 

The 2 Disadvantage of the Guys Fingering Beer Pong Rule

Like it is in the “Girls Blowing Rule,” your defensive move doesn’t count if the ball touches your beer. That’s an automatic disqualification.

#1. Now, the extra hard part about “Guys Fingering” is that you can’t even get your finger wet. As the good times are rolling, it’s extremely difficult to keep your fingers dry. Yet it becomes very easy to spill your cup. 

#2. Also, it’s easier to push your cup over with a finger than with a blow. According to the spilled cup beer pong rule, this will count as a hit cup. 

Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
Disagreements

Just like most beer pong rules, the “Guys Finger Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule” is heavily disputed. In other words, there are passionate supporters for both positions in this heavy-hitting debate.

How To Play Beer Pong Guys Blow Rule
Ah, the Beer Pong Disagreements. Happens to everyone.

The 3 Common “Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule” Disputes

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#1. The gals believe it is much easier for the guys to pluck the ball out of the cup.

#2. In contrast, the guys believe it is much easier to blow the ball out of the cup while it is spinning around, especially when you are each drunk.

#3. It’s also extremely difficult to judge if people are playing fair in the heat of competition. Just like the beer pong elbow rule, and many other beer pong house rules

The controversy is what makes it so fun!

Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
Key Notes

#1. As with most rules, everyone should know house rules before playing. Make sure to declare the Guys Finger, Girls blow Beer Pong Rule before starting the game.

Otherwise, successfully fingering or blowing the ball out of your hit cup will not count as a save and the cup must be removed from play.

#2. It’s important to realize that this rule adds a lot of time to the game, making games last “approximately forever.”

How To Play Guys Finger Beer Pong Rule
This rule makes the game last forever.

The Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule is Funnn

Here at Chuggie, we ignore all these silly complaints and focus our attention on having a damn good time. We are “The FUN Company,” after all.

How To Play Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong RUle
Speaking of fun – check out this beer holster belt.

We do recommend you consider the nature of the guys finger girls blow beer pong rule. For example, if you’re a guy playing against some gals and you’re continually plucking their balls out of your cups left and right…Sure, you might win the game.

But did you really win? Take another look at the dirty looks you’re receiving from the dime across the 8-foot beer pong table. Those chicks are pissed.

How To Play Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
Guys, beware of the girl death stare. (If she catches you cheating.)

Basically, the guy/girl ratio is something you should consider. 

Then again, if beer pong is your thing and you’re about that winning at all costs life, then go for it. We think you should!

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If you successfully pull of a “Girls Blowing” or “Guys Fingering” win, you’re a true beer pong hero. 

We’ve covered the Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule. Now it’s time to hustle.

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The Best Beer Pong Equipment

Quality beer pong sets are so important. Go big or go home, am I right?

How To Play Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule
Click for photos of these honeycomb-shaped pong glasses.

The following are five of the most important pieces of Beer Pong Equipment:

Why It’s Important to Have Great Equipment

For one thing, it’s fun!  And there are plenty of  bargain beer pong sets with good value, so it doesn’t cost much. 

Sweet beer pong tables, cups, and balls work together to give you the organization and confidence you need to win. 

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How to Be a Good Host

How To Play Beer Pong Guys Finger, Girls Blow, Beer Pong Equipment
This is a fantastic beer pong house rules sign, with a frame.

If you’re hosting the next beer pong night, make sure to display your Beer Pong House Rules on a poster or sign

Having these guidelines displayed makes it easier for everyone. 

For example,the scandalous Naked Lap Rule or playing the game in your underwear due to Bitch Cup.

As you can imagine, this can lead to some drunken brawls when players disagree about the “Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Shot Rule.”

Some house rules don’t even include this rule. (They’re missing out.)

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Play the “Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong Rule” in style

Whatever you wear, it’s hella fun to get into the spirit of partying. BUT when you can tailor it to a specific beer pong rule, it gets even better. For example, you can bring a blue troll wig to your next beer pong party and make the troll wear it for the rest of the night. 

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Merica. Fuck yeah! Click for more colors.

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The Top 4 Beer Pong Strategies to Up Your Game

#1. Shots, shots, shots, shots!

Why do I love beer pong so much? Well, you’re getting drunk and throwing balls around. Obviously, that’s the number one reason. But the next best reason is that you get better the drunker you get! So, get out of your head a little by doing a couple shots or playing a round of Most Likely.

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Liquid Courage! (Click for mini beer pong cups)

#2. Dress for Success

Dress to Impress! Whether you want to go sexy, cute, hilarious, or quirky, go with whatever makes you feel best. Then, when you do make that crazy rare successful Guys Finger or Girls Blow shot, you’ll dazzle, with all eyes on you. You sexy beast, you.

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The perfect gift for your favorite beer pong partner. (Click for current discounts)

#3. Take a Chill Pill

Sometimes getting too competitive ruins the fun. Remember, the number one reason is to have fun! Even if you troll, you still spent time being fucking awesome.

#4. PRACTICE

As cliche as it is to say, practice really does make perfect. So watch all the videos you can, and get your Trick Shots and even Sniper Shots down pat. Practicing the Guys Finger, Girls Blow Beer Pong before the game always helps!

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The Top 2 Beer Pong Strategy Videos

#1. How to Not Suck at Beer Pong

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Beer Pong Set Up

Beer Pong Set Up for Beer Pong Redemption / Rebuttal Shot
Don’t be that guy.

Of course not everyone sets up beer pong equipment the same, but here’s how it usually goes:

#1. On each end of the table, there are ten 16oz plastic cups arranged in a cup formation know as the “full rack.”

#2. Usually, each cup is filled with beer.

Beer Pong Elbow Rule
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#3. Although, sometimes players fill them with root beer or plain water. Or you know, if a bunch of winos got together it’d be wine.

#4. I recommend filling the cups only 1/4 to 1/3 full, but it all depends on whether you want to get drunk or you want to get completely wasted

#5. Additionally, there’ll be one cup of water at the end of each table. The water cups are for rinsing off the ball after each shot.

#6. As long as you have at least two ping pong balls ready to go, you’re off to the races!

Cheers! 


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