We got our review copy of the Bombed Beirut game in the mail yesterday, and we'll be reviewing it this weekend. As we reported earlier this week, the Bombed game package comes with two racks, enough cups to play and 3 balls. There are also
One thing we thought was interesting when we got the package out of the shipping box is that at the bottom of the box, in fine print, it says "Not intended for use with alcoholic beverages." We guess that means we'll have to do our review with refreshing fruit juice, or maybe some Coors Cutter non-alcoholic beer. Actually, we may bend the rules a bit and play with beer...don't tell on us.
Learn more about the game at GetBombed.com.
You'll have to forgive us if things are a little blacked out here at Liquor Snob over the next couple days, because this is apparently the week of Beer Pong. Yesterday, we covered the Bing Bong portable beer pong table; today, it's a Beirut system called Bombed.
We should mention that earlier, we mistakenly said said Beer Pong and Beirut were the same game. A couple notes from irate readers later and we're properly chastised...apparently, beer pong is played with paddles, and in Beirut you toss the ball at the cup. If that's the case, we play Beirut and have been calling it the wrong name for years. Consider it noted.
Bombed is a Beirut (or Beer Pong...take that, irate readers!) game system that lets you rack up the cups, just like you would in pool. Each tray has slots specifically designed for keg cups, allowing you to fill the cups easily and create that beer-amid we know so well from our college days. Plus, it looks like it'll minimize the cup knockovers that happen when you hit the cup near the rim, cutting down on beer wasteage. Fun AND economical!
The Bombed system includes 2 racks, 3 balls, 20 cups, 2 wash cups and official rules, for $14.99. Wait a second...wash cups? Whatever happened to the way we used to play, where you drank the beer, grit and dust balls and all? Oh well, you can't stop progress. One thing it doesn't come with is a table, so you'll have to supply your own, or become a true juggernaut by combining this system with Bing Bong.
We've got a Bombed game on its way to the Liquor Snob offices, so we'll try it out and keep you posted. That's right...we'll play hours and hours of Beer Pong and Beirut, testing our limits and the game's, because we care about you, the reader.
Learn more and Get Bombed at their website.
One problem we've always had with beer pong (or Beirut, as some call it) is that it's hard to find a good place to play. Outside of frat houses and the Liquor Snob offices, there are very few places with a ping pong table available for use, and even fewer places that will let you spill beer all over them. Trying to build a table never works either, because you never think of it until you're already half in the bag, and it never comes out level or playable, if you ever get anything put together at all.
The Bing Bong portable beer pong table seems to be the solution to all our problems. It's a lightweight aluminum folding table that weighs 20 pounds and wraps up into its own carrying case. It's got extendable, locking legs, and it looks sturdy enough to handle even the roughest bumping from a drunken competitor. Plus, the Bing Bong table offers a waterproof surface to avoid damage from spills (not that those ever happen in beer pong), and you can check out their printable PDF of suggested rules, so you'll never have to argue about what happens to the losing team.
It retails for $149, which is a great deal, especially if you play a lot or can get a couple people to chip in. Learn more and get your own at the Bing Bong Tables site.