Some say “Bigger is Better”. And in most cases they are right. But when it comes to tailgating, smaller is normally better because of size constraints placed on getting everything you need into your tailgating vehicle. Sometimes not only smaller, but something that is mini, may be the best choice for tailgating.
Recently we had the chance to test and review Mini Beer Pong.
(Disclaimer: We did receive a sample of Mini Beer Pong for free. The fact this sample was provided to us free of charge in no way influenced our opinion of the product nor did it impact our ability to test and review the product fairly and objectively.)
As you can see in the above photo, Mini Beer Pong is a smaller wooden game that is roughly 24 inches long. A “regulation” beer pong table is 2′ wide, 8′ long and 27 1/2″ high. Mini Beer Pong is four times smaller than a standard beer pong table making it more portable and can fit into the tightest spaces within your tailgating vehicle. (Click images for larger view)
Mini Beer Pong comes with plastic mini cups and the wooden balls are launched using spring loaded launchers. The wooden balls are tethered to the center of the board via a magnet to avoid chasing after misfired balls. The cups can be configured for a complete game of 10 or can be scaled down to 6 and the recessed holders keep the cups steady even with the most direct of a direct hit. Re-racking is simple and easy and the configuration allows for any number of popular re-rack configurations including straight line re-racks, “Gentlemen’s” or “the Flower”.
The three holes in the back behind the cup racks are the launcher positions. Looking a little like a catapult, the launchers have strong springs to launch the wooden balls at your opponent’s cups rack and can be moved to one of three positions and can pivot within each location.
Upon receiving the sample, I first noticed the quality craftsmanship of the game. The wood is beautifully milled and professionally handcrafted and stained. Take a look at their video of how Mini Beer Pong units are made.
As you can see in the photo galleries, we chose to fill the one oz. cups with beer, splitting a 12 oz. can between all 20 cups. Each cup holds about an ounce of liquid and if you are feeling bold, you could substitute liquor for beer.
(I would highly suggest using smaller levels of liquor if you so choose based on 1 oz. of liquor in a short amount of time could at the very least contribute to a large level of intoxication and could result in alcohol poising. I don’t need to tell you that is not good so make sure to use moderation as your guide if using liquor in your Mini Beer Pong.)
Take a look at the detail and the craftsmanship of Mini Beer Pong.
After testing out the Deluxe Mini Beer Pong Kit, we are going to label Mini Beer Pong “Tailgate Approved”. It is light and highly portable and has the overall “wow factor” of playing beer pong on a playing surface that is one-quarter the size of a regular beer pong table.
Mini Beer Pong comes in a variety of sizes and prices. The Deluxe Mini Beer Pong Kit is priced at $60. The Premium Mini Beer Pong Kit is more of a self-contained unit where the balls and launchers are stored in an underneath compartment and folds up for easy carrying. The most affordable Mini Beer Pong is the Classic Mini Beer Pong Kit costing $25.
If you would like more information or to buy a Mini Beer Pong for yourself or possibly someone on your holiday gift giving list, visit: playmbp.com.