Intro: Drinking Games 2.0
This "instructable" is a compilation of two drinking games.
I got the idea when I saw Battleshots by armyofmike (https://www.instructables.com/id/Battleshots/) and Beer pong table by lpxav (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-fol...
Step 1: The Idea
My plan was to combine the two games.
At first I made a sketch in Google SketchUp to get a visual image of the idea.
Like armyofmike and lpxav I wanted a game that could easily be stored away.
I made my sketches so that I would get two game boards from one 22 mm MDF-sheet (measures 2440*1220 mm)
Step 2: Materials
For the two games I used the following materials:
- one 22 mm MDF-sheet (2440*1220 mm)
- recycled 22 mm plywood for the ships
- 6 mm dowls for marking the shots
- masking tape
- spray paint
- door hook
- wood glue
- power drill
- 6 mm drill
- 50 mm hole saw
- 80 mm hole saw
- utility knife
Since I did not have a table saw I had the MDF-sheet cut at the store (60*60 cm).
Step 3: Measurements for Battleshots
The first step was measuring out the grid.
I chose to have 7*7 squares. The outer left row was for letters and the upper row was for numbers.
In two of the boards I drilled a whole in the middle of the remaining 6*6 squares for marking your shots.
Step 4: Painting
I don't have great experience in painting, so I bought some cheap spray paint and went for it.
Step one in painting was giving the boards the background colours - green for Beer pong and blue for Battleshots.
Then I used masking tape on the entire blue side followed by measuring out and drawing the grid for Battleshots. I removed the tape surrounding the squares and spray painted the area white to get a nice grid.
I painted the dowls two different colours (red and white) for marking when you either hit or missed your opponents ships.
Step 5: Battleshots Letters and Numbers
In the beginning I had hoped to find stickers with the letters and numbers I needed for Battleshots. However I could not find any in the right size. So I ended up cutting a template in a piece of cardboard and once more use the white spray paint.
Step 6: The Boats
For the ships I found some 22 mm plywood. I based the size of the ships on the size of the squares and made the ships one square wide and three squares long.
I assembled two pieces of plywood on top of each other so the ships would be 44 mm high. I used my jigsaw for sawing the outline of the ships and used the hole saw to make space for three shot glasses in each ship.
I still had a lot of spare wood and chose to upgrade the game by making mines aswell. When your opponent hits the mine he/she has to drink it. :)
Step 7: Beer Pong
For Beer pong I needed a triangle large enough to accomodate 10 cups. The size of this triangle depends on the kind of cups you would mainly be using.
As an extra feature I decorated the game with flamingos since our bar is called The Pink Flamingo Bar.
Step 8: Assembling
I used six cheap brackets for assembling the game and a door hook on the side in order to make the board stable when playing Battleshots.
A big shoutout to armyofmike and lpxav for the inspiration of these awesome games! The games are a huge succes in our bar and are used whenever the bar is open.