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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.

Game Rules

-Thumper is a game of memory skills and mental composer under pressure.


-The objective of the game is to make the opposing team make a mistake doing one of the signs.


-Each team sits around a table alternating teammates 'ABABAB' style.


-A player from each team plays Rock-Paper-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 one 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.


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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.

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