Forget beer pong or flip cup: Gelande Quaffing is about to be your new favorite drinking game.
Invented by the Jackson Hole Air Force as a game for skiers, this game has a pretty simple premise: one teammate slides a beer down a 10-foot tabletop and the other snatches it out of the air and proceeds to gulp it down. But as the game progresses, it gets a lot more complicated than an easy catch and chug.
Here’s how Gelande Quaffing all plays out, according to Gear Junkie:
Beyond the obvious debauchery, the game requires serious skill. Each round requires a new set of tricks between the catch and chug, thus surging in difficulty—and getting sick is grounds for disqualification. Execution and creativity earn the contestants—a.k.a. quaffers—higher points, and the teams with the most points progress to the next round. In the final round, the team with the highest score at the finish is crowned Gelande Quaff World Champ.
Round One: A steady warm-up with the aforementioned classic move: slide, catch, chug—as many as possible in 60 seconds.
Round Two: Quaffers need to land a clean 360-degree jump before they catch and chug—as many as possible in 60 seconds.
Round Three: Contestants are required to complete a 360-leap or an under-the-leg catch, of their choice—as many as possible in 60 seconds.
Finals: The acrobatic-beer-guzzlers must first perform three catch variations: the handle catch (self-explanatory), the 360-jump catch, and an under-the-leg catch. Once complete, they can perform freestyle: any trick of choice—120 seconds total.
You don’t have to be a pro to play Gelande Quaffing, but every year, teams from around the U.S. show up to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming compete in the Gelande Quaffing World Championships.
Judging from the footage from previous tournaments, it’s easy to see why this game is so popular.