Beer Die Rules and Scoring - How to Play Beer Die

See below for a complete guide about beer die. The below are our “house rules” when playing sitting down on a 2 ft. by 4 ft. table. For 4 ft. x 8 ft. rules - click here.

Beer Die Rules

  • Format/Objective - Two against Two - Alternate Shot - Play to seven, nine or eleven. Must win by two points. 
  • Material - Four Cups with your preferred liquid - One die (Or two) - Four Chairs/Stools, Table (Size2 ft. x 4 ft. x 19 in Tall)
  • How to Play Beer Die - This is a team-oriented game where players are forced to yield both quick-reflex catching skills as well as poetic and accurate underhand tossing skills. You sit alongside your partner on the short end of the table, with a cup of liquid in each corner and the goal is to try to score points as fast as possible by throwing a die to perfection and/or playing amazing defense.
  • How to Start Beer Die - Who goes first? - Have four people ready to go? Roll the dice and have the opposing team call evens or odds, if they guess right, they start. Have a bunch of people who want to play? Everyone rolls the dice and have high two rollers and low two rollers team up. 
  • Offense - Underhand Throw the dice up into the air (above head height is minimum height) and aim for it to land on opposing teams' half or even better in their cups! Quick tip! Minimize short throws and missed tables to increase chances of winning! 
    • One point - Defense drops die after bouncing off table or cup.
    • Two points - Offense makes die into cup - on the fly or bounce
    • Throw height is below top of heads - Turn wasted
    • Thrown die lands on own half - Turn wasted
    • Thrown die missed table. Turn wasted.
    • Thrown die lands on the table. Social. 
  • Defense - Catch the dice as it bounces off the table. Do not reach over the perimeter of the table. If you do, the offence gets a point. Wait until the time is right to snatch the die.
    • Communication with your partner is key.
  • Play inside or outside. Must be 21+ when consuming alcoholic beverages.