The Setup
⁃2 beers per team, per game

Deciding Who Goes First
1st people miss, partner must attempt also

Elbow / Wrists Rule
⁃When shooting, players must keep their elbows & Wrist behind the edge of the table.

⁃Twice per game, each team can request the cups to be rearranged at the start of their turn.
If requested, Last cup may always be pulled back and centered.

Bouncing / Swatting
⁃If a ball hits the table and then goes into a cup (even by accident), the cup that the ball goes into is removed, as well as another cup of the defending player’s choice.
⁃If there are only 2 cups remaining, the bounce only counts as one cup, so it’s fairly useless to bounce on the last 2 cups….unless you’re simply trying to be a tough guy.

Fixing Cups
⁃At any time in the game, a player may ask for the cups to be fixed. This is not to get confused with racking. This is simply putting the cups back to where they would have been had they not slid or been knocked out of position.

Fingering / Blowing
⁃Fingering is when the ball is spinning inside of a cup and the defending team pulls it out with his/her finger. Blowing is when the ball is spinning inside of a cup and it is blown out by the defending team.

Death Cup
⁃Once a cup is made and is pulled up from the rack and before the contents have been consumed , the cup in a player’s hand (or even if they put the drink down) can be referred to as a death cup.

On Table Rollbacks
After shooting if the ball rolls back to the shooter without hitting the floor (you may also grab it mid-air), they can shoot it again behind the back. The shot counts as one cup if made.

NBA Jams On Fire Rule
After a player hits two cups in a row, he can call “heating up.” If he makes his third shot he can announce that he’s on “fire” and he shoots until he misses. If the player fails to announce that he’s heating up he cannot call on fire.

After the last cup is hit each player from the losing team has a chance to hit the remaining cups. Each player shoots until they miss, the order in which this is done does not matter. Once both players miss and there are remaining cups, the game is over. If the players manage to hit all remaining cups the game goes continues.