|Setup time||2-3 minutes|
|Playing time||As long as teams choose|
|Skill(s) required||Cup-flipping, Beer-chugging|
Flip cup (canoe, taps, flippy cup or tippy cup) is a team-based drinking game. Two teams of an equal number of players stand on opposite sides of a table, facing one another. The players directly facing are opponents. In front of each teammate is a disposable plastic cup filled with a set amount of beer. Generally, the first line inside a disposable cup is used as a marker.
At the start, it is customary for the initiating players to make a toast, after which the first member of each team drinks the entirety of their beverage. When finished, the cup is placed open side up at the edge of the table, and the player who drank it attempts to flip the cup, by flicking or lifting the bottom until it flips and lands face down on the table, sitting on its mouth. The player may not use two hands, or blow on the cup to guide the cup to flip over. If the player is unsuccessful on the first try, the cup is reset and re-flipped. Only after the first teammate is done flipping successfully can the next person proceed. Additionally, subsequent players may not touch or manipulate their cup until the previous player has successfully flipped their cup. Whichever team finishes drinking and flipping all its cups first wins.
Game Variants 
Survivor flip cup is a variant of the flip cup drinking game in which the winning team votes to remove a single player from the losing team after each round. After a player is removed, the player's cup is then assigned to one of the remaining members of the team, resulting in increased responsibility for that team member. This variant of the game can lead to increased binge drinking since the number of cups remains constant while the number of players is reduced.
Chuck mode is another variant based around the flipping of the cup. In a normal game, the cup must perform ½ flip in order to land on the open side of the cup but in chuck mode, the cup must perform at least two full flips before landing, making the games harder and longer than a classic game. The added challenge slightly reduce the amount of skill needed and luck is more present in the equation, giving experienced players more challenge.
Batavia Downs flip cup varies slightly from the original version. Batavia Downs flip cup takes place around a circular table and requires a minimum of four players. Two players standing opposite of each other, start at the same time. As each player successfully drinks from and flips their cup the next person to their right (counter clockwise) goes. In addition, after each successful flip, players must refill their cup in the event that the player standing directly left of them successfully lands their cup. The game continues as a circular race until a player is unable to successfully flip their cup, before the person directly to their left flips theirs.
Essentially, Batavia Downs flip cup is a continual chase around the table until one player is lapped. Unlike the original version of flip cup, there is not a winning team or player, instead there is only a loser (the last player attempting to flip their cup).
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