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Flip Cup Drinking Game

by Emma Lily CarterApril 20, 2019 
Last updated: April 30, 2023

Players Needed

4 or more

Materials Needed

  • Alcohol
  • Red plastic
    party cups
  • Table
Very fun game for parties that involves challenging other players and quick drinking for everyone involved. Test your drinking and cup flipping skills to become the champions...

How to Play Flip Cup Drinking Game & Rules

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Gather your party animals, it's Flip Cup time! This fast-paced game is perfect for 4 or 5 tipsy teammates, each armed with half a cup of beer or a double shot of liquid courage (served in those snazzy red plastic cups).

How to Play Flip Cup Drinking Game

Two teams line up on opposite sides of the table, buzzing with anticipation. The countdown begins, and the first two contestants chug their drinks before attempting the ancient art of cup flipping. With finesse (and maybe a few failed attempts), they flip their cups face down at the edge of the table.

Once the first flip is complete, the next teammate chugs and flips, and so on. The winning team is the one that flips all their cups first!

Flip Cup Double Trouble Variation

Feeling extra thirsty? Try the "Double Trouble" variation: every player but the anchors gets two cups. The anchor is your last teammate at the opposite end of where the game starts. Anchors, you're the heroes here, so you get double the beverage in a single cup. The game starts the same way and everyone flips their first cup, but once the anchor flips their cup, the player before them drinks their second cup, flips it and passes it on. The race continues until the first team flips all their cups face down. Bottoms up, champs!