Flip cup (sometimes called Cups) is a team drinking game.
Two teams with an equal number of players stand on opposite sides of a table, facing one another. In front of each teammate is a plastic cup filled with a set amount of beer.
- At the start, the first member of each team drinks their beverage.
- The empty cup is placed face up at the edge of the table, and the player who drank it attempts to flip the cup, by flicking or lifting the bottom until it flips and lands face down on the table, sitting on its mouth.
- If player is unsuccessful, the cup is reset and re-flipped.
- Only after the first teammate is done flipping successfully can the next person proceed. Whichever team finishes drinking and flipping all its cups first wins.
When flipping, a player cannot use two hands or "guide" the cup into the downward position. It must be a quick, one-touch motion.