Many drinking games have multiple sets of rules, so House Rules are generally used for each individual playthrough.
- "Re-racking" can be done at regular intervals (6 cups, 3 cups) or can be "requested" at the thrower's leisure. There can also be "accepted" formations for the cups.
- After one team hits all the cups, some variations allow for the losing team to get back in the game with a "rebuttal".
- If one player doesn't hit a single shot, they may be required to sit under the table for the next game.
- "Lip up" vs "lip down" is an eternal debate.