This is another review for the people at ReviewMe who provide enough for a good 24 or more of craft ale in return for me turning my mind to the products of their clients. Past reviews have been about websites for the most part but this one is different - it is a website selling portable beer pong tables called Pong A Long.
I have to admit I know nothing about this game. When I was in undergrad all those years ago we played caps - butt on the floor facing your opponent each legs stretched out in front, toes touching. You stood your beer bottle in front of you and placed an inverted cap upside-down on top. Each player takes turns throwing their cap trying to knock off the other cap. If you knock it off, they drink and you throw again. Simple. All you need are people and bottles of beer. Basketball players assumed they would rule at the game but tennis players consistently beat everyone.
With beer pong, however, the whole flicking the cap by snapping the fingers aiming with your elbow thing is avoided. You play by tossing the ping pong ball and the table keeps it standardized at an eight or seven foot length. This is a good idea. One reason basketball players lost at caps is their leg length. Farther to flick. There are loads of handy photos showing how this standardization works as well as how folding up the table works. There is a set of rules, too, like these:
"Neil" - Re rack cups to Diamond form (tribute to Neil Diamond)Hmmm...this is more complex than caps. A lot of different games. Which is good and bad. Good that it mixes it up but bad because me and my undergrad pal would argue about the rule and end up tossing each other on the table as we fought over who was right. Besides that, there are beer pong t-shirts to be bought, regularly updated news to read and a bunch of other stuff to read and do on a pretty nicely designed .php site that is easy to get around.
Power I - Re rack to straight line of three cups
"Babe Ruth Pong" - When you call a specific cup then you get your ball back. Repeat until you miss. If you call one cup and make another, it counts as a miss.
Being totally Dad these days, this is not something that is going to get my bucks. But if you are a frat boy the good news is one of these table costs less than 100 bucks - spend your money here if that is your desire.