Beer Battleship: I MUST Play This Game!

Talk about the best idea ever!  Move over Beer Pong, I’m playing Beer Battleship!  I found this picture and the idea over at  I think it would be an awesome game to play, and even have Beer battleship tournaments!  What a blast, and how easy to do!  It would just take a few tables and some butcher block paper or plastic table clothes like in the picture.  And before you know it you will be on your way to a terrific party!  I would use all kinds of beers too, stouts, IPAs, Porters, Barrel Aged Ales, Sours!  The possabilities are endless, and I think the fun would be as well!  Move over Beer Pong, there is a new game in town, and its name is Beer Battleship!

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30 Comments on “Beer Battleship: I MUST Play This Game!”

  1. October 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Looks like fun. Wonder if you can play it with water, like those “beer” pong wussies do…

    • Don
      October 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

      But why? 😦

      • October 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

        That’s what I asked about the beer pong, too. Why?!!!

  2. October 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    I want my club to organize this for a fund-raiser or something.

    • Don
      October 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

      t that be cool, you could do some sort of round robin tournament, raise a ton of money, and have a blast doing it! This is a must!

  3. Longhammer
    October 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    In college we would play a beer pong variation of this, but it didn’t look quite as good. We would have a grid of 100 cups (10×10). The “water” would be beer (which was appropriate, as we drank Natty Light back then… not proud, but it was cheap), and the cups of the ships would be filled with a shot of whiskey. From the other side of the table you couldn’t tell which cups had beer and which cups had whiskey. When a “water” cup was hit, you would drink the beer and remove the cup. When a “ship” cup was hit, you woud take the shot of whiskey and flip the cup over so they knew where the hit was. Standard Battleship rules, except instead of guessing what grid, you were shooting ping pong balls.

    You could also play “Spanish Armada” by replacing the beer with wine or sangria and the whiskey with tequila. But that was much more dangerous.

    • Don
      October 10, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

      Wow, that sounds like a lot of consumption! And quite industrious for college kids. We would just play “Hi Bob”. Easy rules. Watch the Bob Newhart Show, and when someone said Bob you had to take a drink, and when someone said Hi Bob you had to shoot a whole beer. That could get you pretty sloppy in 27 minutes! Typically we used commercial breaks to catch up! Your version seems much more dangerous for us “Old Folk”. 😉

      • ScottG
        October 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

        For the holiday/exam spirit, we’d drink to “How the Grinch stole Christmas” and drink every time someone said “Who”, as in “All the Whos down in Who-ville”. Or if you had an exam or issues, you’d drink to all the “Grinch” mentions and it’s variants. The ambitious went for both. And usually passed out shortly thereafter.
        It’s amazing what you’re willing to do with cheap beer you wouldn’t even consider once when it actually tastes good.

        • Don
          October 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

          True dat Scott! But by the time Grinch was on TV I was usually home from college and enjoying my nights down at Stonewalls in Fairfield, Iowa, and the $1.50 whiskey sours! I know, that was a LONG time ago, pre home video, even!

      • October 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

        You’ve got that right Don–this old Captain wud be sunk before his ships were. This is definitely a game for young folks who still think they’re invulnerable.

        • Don
          October 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

          Yeah wayne, I think I’d be game to try the tame version as posted, but Longhammer’s version would kill me quick!

  4. Fred Colby
    October 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    You Drank my BATTLESHIP!!!!!!!

    • Don
      October 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

      Good one Fred! 😉

  5. October 10, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    One word… awesome!

    • Don
      October 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

      I couldn’t post quickly enough when I saw this! I must organize a tournament or something!

      • October 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

        I can totally understand that! Kind of like that Whiskey Vending Machine photo. How could you NOT post it? 🙂

  6. October 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    While looking at the layout, inspiration struck! One could probably develop a Beer tiddleywink game using only whiskey glasses and poker chips. It’d sure make tiddleywink tournaments a lot more interesting.

    Now, if one could only come up with a beer variation on British-style bowls tournaments or curling (apologies in advance to our British & Canadian cousins). I might enjoy watching those versions.

    • Don
      October 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

      Obviously you never played Quarters in college! 😉

      • October 11, 2011 at 10:11 am #

        My education was acquired while working for Uncle Sugar–so I didn’t have the standard dorm/frat house experience–thus no exposure to Quarters. But my buddies (and popular movies) have given me a lot of insight into the Frat House experience, so I can imagine.

        • Don
          October 11, 2011 at 10:18 am #

          Imagine Tiddleywinks by bouncing a quarter into a full glass of beer, and you pretty much have it.

  7. Misty
    April 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    LOVE this idea!!! Where can I get the Battleships?

    • Don
      April 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      Pretty sure you have to make them. Or you could just put the glasses on the board and pretend there is a battleship under them. 😉

  8. Matthew
    May 24, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    When are you people going to stop calling it Beer Pong. IT IS CALLED BERUIT!!! BERUIT BERUIT BERUIT!!!!!!! IT IS NOT BEER PONG. BEER PONG IS PLAYED WITH PADDLES!!!

    • May 24, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      My wife would agree with you – at Lehigh they called it Beruit. When I was a kid, they called it the Grand Prize Game and there was a clown involved…

    • ScottG
      May 24, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      If you’re going to get all internet-yelling and self-righteous, at least spell “BEIRUT” correctly. Because Beirut actually makes sense as the name of a drinking game. Beruit just makes spell-check angry.

  9. mikey deisel
    September 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    water is for wussies

    • mikey diesel
      September 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm #


  10. Timbo Slice
    April 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    We play beer pong with water because we don’t want mono. Also this game is correctly titled “Battleshots”.

  11. stu
    January 25, 2014 at 5:09 am #

    best use for two pizza boxes ever

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