Drinking games are all about having fun and socializing. This doesn’t mean there aren’t rules to follow though these are still games after all. Rage Cage might not be one of the most popular drinking games, but it’s definitely worth playing.
So, if you’re looking to add a new drinking game to your next party, then Rage Cage would be a great choice. It will likely be new to many players, which means everyone will have a fair chance. Let’s take a closer look at how the game works.
What is The Rage Cage Drinking Game?
The history of Rage Cage is like many drinking games, a bit of a mystery. It seems likely that the game was a spinoff of Beer Pong originally. However, the game’s history isn’t really important as long as you know how to play it.
To play Rage Cage, you’ll need plastic cups, ping pong balls, and plenty of beer. The game can be played with two people, but this isn’t a two-player card game. This means if you want to have fun, it’s best played with a group of friends.
Rage Cage works best with a group of six or more people, in our opinion. But the larger the group, the more cups and beer you’ll need. So, make sure you take that into account when setting up.
In Rage Cage, players will be working together but also want to win for themselves as well. This gives Rage Cage a unique perspective compared to other drinking games like King’s Cup. Because, while you are working as a team you’ll also be playing to win.
To begin with, two players will need to drink from a cup each. They’ll then have to bounce a ping pong ball into the cup they drank from. If they manage to do this, they’ll pass the cup and ball clockwise to the next player.
The aim of a player is to bounce their ball into the cup first before the other player. If this happens, you stack the two cups together. The stack is then moved clockwise while the losing player will need to drink another cup of beer and start building a new stack again.
The game ends when all the cups have been emptied and stacked. The winner is usually the player who has drank the least amount of cups. However, some versions of Rage Cage don’t have a traditional winner or loser. The game is instead a team effort to empty all the cups.
What You’ll Need To Play?
To play the Rage Cage Drinking Game, you’ll need plastic cups, ping pong balls, and beer. You can use other beverages, but beer is often the best option. Any kind of plastic cup will do, but the more players you have, the more cups you’ll need.
For a six-player game of Rage Cage, we recommend having at least 24 cups. Plastic cups should be pretty easy to find, and you can even get them online. For example, these Party Bargain cups would be ideal.
You’ll also need two ping pong balls. These multi-colored balls would be an excellent option for a party. So, now you know everything you need to play the Rage Cage drinking game, let’s take a more in-depth look at the rules and gameplay.
Rage Cage Drinking Game Rules and Gameplay
The Aim of The Game
Rage Cage is an exciting game because while the aim is the same, to win, it can be wholly team-based, or there can be a winning player or players. If you are playing by the latter rules, then the winner is the player who drinks the least beers.
However, if you are playing by the team-based setup, everyone wins when you finish all the beers. We’ll talk more about how the rules work in the gameplay section below. But first, let’s talk about how you set up the game so it’s ready to play.
To start with, you should lay the cups out in a circle pattern. The cups should be touching or at least close together. Each cup should only be filled halfway with beer apart from the cup at the very center of the circle. This is the final cup and should be filled to the top.
Once this is ready, players should form a row at the front of the table. The two players in the middle will be the first to play. Make sure each player has a ping pong ball ready to bounce, and then you can begin.
Playing Rage Cage
To start playing Rage Cage, the front two players should take a cup each from the outer layer of the circle. After drinking the beer, both players should try to bounce a ping pong ball into the cup they drank from.
The first player to do this will then pass their cup to the player next to them. If a player manages to bounce their ping pong ball before the other player, they stack their cup into their opponents and move the stack to the player next to them.
The losing player will then need to drink another beer and try to bounce their ping pong ball into a cup again. This gameplay loop continues till all the cups in the circle have been drunk from and then stacked.
However, the cup at the center of the circle must be drunk from last. If a player manages to bounce their ping pong ball in on their first attempt, they have the freedom to pass their cup/ stack to anyone on the table.
Winning Rage Cage
If you are all playing in one team, then there is no one winner in Rage Cage. Everyone wins when all the cups have been drunk from and stacked. Players are still competing against each other, but they are working towards the same end goal.
However, if you are playing where everyone is competing against each other, the winner will be the player (or players) who drinks the least beer. This is an unusual twist for a drinking game we know!
Both games follow the same rules, but if you’re playing against each other, you’ll need to be quick and careful with your shots. Because if you don’t get your ball in the cup first, you’ll need to drink, which decreases your chances of winning.
Time Attack Rage Cage
One fun extra-bonus way to play Rage Cage worth knowing about is the time attack mode. This game follows the same rules as the above. All players are working together to drink/ stack all the cups.
However, you’ll be playing against the clock as well. You’ll only have ten minutes to drink/ stack all the cups, or you lose! This adds an extra layer of tension to the game because you can’t afford to miss many shots. Simply use a stopwatch to monitor the time and start playing.
Rage Cage – The Drinking Game Hidden Gem
Rage Cage is a very versatile drinking game that can be played in several different ways without really changing the basic rules. It’s a hidden gem where drinking games are concerned and well worth playing on a warm summer day. It would also make an excellent bachelor party game too.