Thumper

Intro

Rules

Tips

FAQ

Variations

Intro to Thumper:

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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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