Flunky Ball: Rules & How to Play

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The Flunky Ball drinking game is a fun game you play outside with two teams trying to be the first to finish their beer cans. It involves skill because you can only sip your drink after hitting a target with a soccer ball.

Make sure you have enough space to play, and be ready for a bit of mess since it’s usually an outdoor game. You won’t need a lot of stuff, and it’s great for both small and big groups.

Now, let’s go through all the rules and how to play this fun outdoor game!

Your Game Information




20-30 party cups, 2+ ping pong balls


5-10 minutes







How to Play Flunky Ball

To play Flunky Ball, find a spot where two teams can stand facing each other, with a distance of about 50 feet (15 meters) between them. This distance is important to make aiming and throwing the ball a bit challenging.

Make sure everyone has at least one can of beer. If possible, go for a bigger can per player as it makes Flunky Ball more challenging and lasts longer.

Use a ball around the size of a soccer ball. To make it harder, you can pick a smaller ball, but it’s recommended to start with a larger one.

Now, let’s get into setting up the game:

Setting Up

Setting up this awesome outdoor drinking game is easy:

  1. Form two teams with the same number of players on each team.
  2. Get a bottle of water and a ball.
  3. Line up both teams about 50 feet apart, facing each other.
  4. Put the water bottle in the middle of the field.

That’s it! Now you’re ready to start playing.


Here’s how you play:

  1. Decide the starting team by drawing straws or flipping a coin.
  2. A player from the starting team tries to hit the water bottle by throwing the ball.
    • If they miss, the ball goes to the other team for their shot.
    • If they hit and the bottle falls, their team starts drinking from their beer cans as fast as they can.
  3. The other team has to quickly stand the bottle back up and yell ‘STOP!’ when it’s straight.
  4. Once the bottle is up and the other team stops drinking, it’s the other team’s turn.
  5. Keep going until everyone on one team finishes their beer and wins the game!

To ensure a fair and enjoyable game for everyone, here are some rules to follow:

Flunky Ball Rules

  • Each player on a team must throw once before deciding the next thrower. This gives everyone a fair chance, especially in the early rounds. Teams with less skill can then strategically choose their thrower.
  • When someone yells ‘STOP!’, all players must immediately stop drinking. If they don’t, the other team can catch up by drinking three times the number of seconds the rule-breakers kept drinking.
  • It’s okay to take over someone else’s beer if they don’t want to keep drinking or don’t want to drink at all.

Wrap Up

The Flunky Ball drinking game is easy to understand, but it’s definitely not a walk in the park! Hitting the bottle from 25 feet away is trickier than it sounds.

Here’s a cool suggestion: include Flunky Ball in your beer olympics or any drinking game marathon. Mix it up with other outdoor games like Beer Dice that test your skills. It’s a guaranteed good time that can last for hours!

Enjoy the game and have a blast!

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