A beer game played at many parties or tournaments. There are at least four people on each of the two teams. They are lined up on each side facing each other, each person having one cup of beer each filled anywhere from 1/4-1/2 full. The "starter" faces his opponent, cheers with him, and chugs a beer. Next he must put his cup right side up on the table with it hanging off the edge just barely. Using your hands or fingers you must flip the cup on its top (half a rotation). After one person has completed the cycle, the next person in line may go. The team that finishes first wins.

There is also a version where the losing team has to vote out one person (survival mode). The remaining of the losing team must pick up the slack and drink the same amount of beer. Alot of people are saying to themselves right now "What happens when there is only one person left?". Trust me, I have beat 4 people by myself. It all depends on how fast you can chug and flip.

The version of Flip Cup that we play here (NCSU and UNC-CH) is what I would like to call a "hardcore relay" version. I am not sure if anybody has ever played this way, because when I come into contact with other Flip Cup players, they play the standard way. The same rules apply as they do in the original version. The exception is everybody has TWO cups instead, filled with the same amount of beer. The person at the end of the table is no longer the "finisher" but yet the "anchorman". The "starter" now becomes the "finisher" also. The game starts as usual, the Starter cheering w/ his opponent, and the relay goes down the line the in the proper order. When it gets to the person at the end of the table opposite of the starter (left/right), that person (Anchorman) will drink and flip both their cups in ONE turn. Then the relay heads back the other way towards the starter/finisher again, ending the game. This version takes twice as long, but will also get you twice as drunk. The emphasis on the Starter/Finisher and the Anchorman is crucial to winning.

The great thing about this game is that is totally opposite of games like beer pong where the winner drinks less. In Flip Cup the people that win are most likely going to be the drunk people, seeing that they finish first. The losers just drink last and occasionally you can get them to do some beer bitch duties such as pour the winning teams beer, let you borrow their beer, or go get your beer for you.
Lets go get the long table for some Flip Cup!

Who is going to be our Anchorman in Flip Cup?
by theazianfuzion February 6, 2005
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A drinking game played by many binge drinkers across the US. It consists of two teams who race to take turns chugging beer and then flipping their cup before the next person on there team can begin. First team to make it through all teammates wins. Most series are played first to 7, win by 2, dead at 11.

Although only true competitors (mostly those who grew up in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania) play with a FULL flip. This is accomplished by starting the cup open end down on the table after chugging, and flipping the cup a FULL rotation to land open end back down on the table.

To all of you half flip losers out there, I've had more exciting games of monopoly with my grandparents.
Hey, I just picked up a keg of Milwaukee's Best, lets flip some cup.
by The Closer December 9, 2003
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Great drinking game, where there are two teams who race to drink there beers and flip there cups. Teams go in a line, first team to get all cups flipped and landed win.
I am so hung over, we kept losing at flip-cup last night.
by the two-can sam December 22, 2005
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Drinking game designed for beer pong losers or people who just generally suck at beer pong. Flip cup players will try to convince the more higly-skilled beer pong players to sacrifice their winning streak in order to play more of a "team game". This is the feces of a male cow and a lame attempt at trying to compensate for their drinking inferiority.
"Fuck man, we just got our asses whooped in beer pong...let's play flip cup"
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A variation of the game flip cup. Chinese flip cup is set up with sets of partners lined up across from each other along a table. Each partner has 2 cups, one with beer in it (flip cup amount) and one empty "catching" cup.

In chinese flip cup, the goal is not to flip your cup onto the table after drinking, but instead to flip your cup so that your partner across from you can catch your cup inside of their own. Once this is accomplished, your partner drinks from their beer cup, and then tries to flip it back across the table into your catching cup. The team of partners to flip and catch both directions first, wins.
My friends and I got so good at Chinese flip cup, that missing one flip guaranteed you would not win.

So you want to get drunk fast and have fun? Try Chinese flip cup
by gooseman September 27, 2012
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A very disgusting sexual act where a guy shits in a cup while squeezing it in between his ass cheeks. A girl will then grab the cup with her teeth and either flip it in between her legs, on the guys balls, or upon her head.

If a girl is a flip cup champion, she can flip the cup between her legs then onto her head, and finally on a guys balls.
Guy 1: What did you do with that chick last night?

Guy 2: We played flip cup... and not with liquor.

Guy 1: That's nasty man, don't bring her home to your parents.
by cup_flipper November 27, 2010
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A person most likely intoxicated who, in the event of a flip-cup game in which it is one lone player versus 2-6 other players on the opposing team, screams/chants/cheers the one lone player. Does not have to be in uniform.
I came back and dominated that game thanks to my flip-cup cheerleader, Ashley Darbonne.
by TSTOKES May 8, 2010
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