Intro to Thumper:
We recommend reading the Rules tab while watching the video, then read through the FAQ to get a full understanding of the game.
The Variations tab contains different versions or rules of Flip Cup recognized by Pro Beer Sports.
-Thumper is a game of memory skills and mental composer under pressure.
-Each team sits around a table alternating teammates 'ABABAB' style.
-A player from each team plays Rock-Papper-Scissors to decide who picks first sign.
-A sign is the hand motion, gesture, or facial expression representing that player.
-Signs cannot include mandatory sound effects or ambiguous movements.
-Once the first sign is chosen, go around the table to the right choosing signs.
-Once all signs are chosen, double check to make sure everyone knows all signs.
-It is recommended to play 1 practice round before each game.
-The last player to pick their sign starts the game's first round.
-The player starting the round starts by drumming their hands on the table quickly.
-All players start drumming their hands on the table, only stopping to throw signs.
-The starting player asks "What is the name of the game?" Players respond "Thumper!"
-Starting player asks "And why do we play it?" Players respond however they want.
-Starting player then does their sign, followed by another player's sign.
-Players whose sign are done second, must now do their sign then another player's sign.
-Players who do the signs in the wrong order, out of turn, or incorrectly, lose.
-When a player on your team loses a round, your team gets a strike.
-First team to give the other team 3 strikes wins.
Ambiguous Movements Include:
-Mandatory wigglying of the fingers.
-Specific finger crossing.
-Standing up or using your legs.
-Eye motions, blinking, winking.
-Motions more than 2 steps.
-Using a prop of any kind.
-Movements that might cause harm to yourself or others.