Beer Pong Sniper Rule:
Chuggie’s House Rules – Rule #9
If you like animistic parties, the “Beer Pong Sniper Rule” is about to be one of your favorite beer pong house rules. Especially if you like to add an element of danger (or pain) to your beer pong games.
Nine Awesome Pieces of Beer Pong Equipment
But first, make sure you have the best beer pong equipment when you’re hosting. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Regulation Beer Pong Table
- Balls for Beer Pong
- Beer, and lots of it!
- Red Solo Plastic Cups
- Beer Pong Rack
- Beer Pong House Rules Sign
Sniper Beer Pong Rule
If there weren’t requirements for the Beer Pong Sniper Rule, beer pong games would turn into drunken chaos. (I mean, more than they already do.) Balls would be flying across the room, each toss rougher than the next. While that would be kind of fun, it’d also be a buzz kill when someone actually got hurt.
Luckily, some drunk geniuses devised a requirement for the Sniper Rule. Probably after a ball hurled smack dab into a freshman girl’s eyeball. Here it is: you must catch your opponents shot as it ricochets back off the lids of the cups in your rack.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule:
2 Things to Do if You Catch the Ball
If, with your impressive ninja-like reflexes, you catch the ball, you get to do two things:
- Throw the ball at your opponent’s head in one smooth motion.
- Force them to chug an additional cup of beer before the next turn.
As you can imagine, the Sniper Rule is great when you use it to win! But if someone beats you with one swift Snipe, it can be gut wrenching. Especially if you were about to beat them.
Sniper Rule Beer Pong – Counter Snipe
In the event that your opponent catches the “Sniper Ball” you hurl at them, they can attempt a counter snipe and throw the ball back at you. This exchange of throws will continue until someone successfully lands a Snipe Short. Or, it can end when someone misses.
Important note: The individual that is hit in the head with the snipe-shot must be the one to drink the cup from their rack. In other words, they can’t pawn off the drink to their partner! They may remove whichever cup they like.
The 4 Beer Pong Sniper Rule Variations
We’ve told you our house rules regarding the Sniper Beer Pong Rule. But, SURPRISE SURPRISE, other people interpret the rule differently.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Variation #1
In this version, the hit cup becomes a “Death Cup” once you’ve picked it up and started drinking out of it. If your opponents have a second throw left, watch out! Because if they throw a ball and it lands in the cup you’re drinking out of, the game is over. It’s an instant win for them, and a sudden lose for you. Note: The hit only counts if there’s still beer left in your cup when they hit it.
We have a name for this variation: the Death Cup Beer Pong Rule.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Variation #2
Second, some players interpret the “Sniper Rule” as something that happens when you forget to pull/drink a hit cup. As that cup sits on the table, your opponents have a chance to hit that cup for a 2nd time. If they succeed, the game is over.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Variation #3
Third, we have a variation which is really a beer pong rule wearing a training bra. If you fail to pull/drink a cup that your opponents have hit, your opponents may hit that cup a 2nd time. This creates what’s known as an “Explosion.”
An “explosion” just means that the cup they hit and any cups touching it are removed. But your team gets another turn.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Variation #4
Finally, this variation of the Beer Pong Sniper Rule occurs once you’ve picked the hit cup up from the rack and begun drinking. If your opponents successfully throw a ball into the cup you’re drinking from, you have to choose two additional cups to remove from your side of the table.
The 4 Beer Pong Sniper Rule Notes You’ve Got to Know
Alright, know how the Beer Pong Sniper as we use it in our house rules. We’ve looked at the variations… Now, here 3 tips:
Sniper Beer Pong Rule Tips#1: Be careful when removing the 2 cups. For example, you don’t want to make the “Island Rule” an option.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Tip#2: Since the variations are the same as the other rule, you should really check out Death Cup Beer Pong Rule: Official Beer Pong Rules #6 article!
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Tip #3: I recommend no delayed windups. Completing your throw as soon as the ball is caught has the greatest chance of catching your opponents off-guard. This offers the best chance of sniping and scoring that extra cup.
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Tip #4: Obviously, the Beer Pong Sniper Rule requires your constant attention. Since it involves head shots, you’re really going to want to watch out! (This is why when you’re playing bong pong, people get caught off guard alll the time!)
I’ve been Sniped before, when my team was 3 cups from winning. It was so sad!
Beer Pong Sniper Rule Tip Rule #5: Of course you’ve got to pregame! Usually, the more you drink the better
you play. (Up to a certain point.) Somehow, drunks manage to be extra sneaky.
How to Be a Kickass Host
Display Your House Rules For Beer Pong
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. In my opinion, it’s easier to just use a dry erase board with markers.
Even if you have to spend a couple bucks getting a poster, chalkboard, or whiteboard… it’s worth it. At the very least, make sure you post the controversial penalties. 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 what the “Sniper Rule” actually means.
And last but not least, remember that hosts get stuck doing the dirty work the next morning. Mopping up sticky beer, collecting trash, prodding awake the guy who passed out in your bathtub… you get the idea. So own your authority as host and make your penalties tough! For example, “if you hit Bitch Cup your first turn, you have to clean my bathroom every week for a month.”
Look the Part of a Sniper, Of Course!
If you’ve read any other Chuggie Beer Pong articles, you know I like to give beer pong tips, strategies, and videos at the end. For this article, I’m going to focus mainly on dressing the part.
Whatever you wear, it’s hella fun to get into the spirit of partying.
Here are my favorite pieces of bargain beer pong apparel:
- American Flag Beer Pong Boxers
- Obligatory Dirty Joke Shirt
- Sexy Beer Pong Thong
- Beer Pong Cat Tank
- BEAR Playing Beer Pong Hat
- American Flag Beer Pong Hoodie
- Beer Pong Sweatpants
If you’re really liking the Beer Pong Sniper Rule, dress up like one. Encourage your friends to dress up in beer pong-themed costumes and see what happens! You’re never to old for a costume party, by the way.
Go Show ‘Em Who’s Boss!
Go big or go home, right? Even if you throw like a dizzy fourth grader all night, you’re looking great. Because who knows? You just might leave the party with the guy/girl you’ve been crushing on for the past 3 months.
Remember, if house rules include the Sniper Rule, pay attention.
Make Sure to Continue on Your Path to Being an Amazing Beer Pong Player! I suggest reading the next two Chuggie Official Beer Pong House Rules, which are:
Eye To Eye Beer Pong Rule – Official Beer Pong Rule #10