Back when I was a young drunk, we used to play beer pong. It was very popular in colleges around the country in the 70's. The rules were generally thus: 2 players on each side of a ping pong table, each with a beer in front of them. The object of the game was to hit the ball into an opponent's cup, forcing him to chug. Hit the cup, it's a sip. No goaltending, and if you spill your own beer you chug a new one. Generally, it was played like ping pong with the ball hit back and forth.
This was a game that required some skill, as it is rather difficult to dunk a ping pong ball in a beer (or a pan, as I once played it on the beach in Canada). Games would be active, competitive and long. My favorite story is that, after a particularly long summer session of beer pong, a friend who was an avid tennis player reported having a dream of playing tennis with oil drums of beer on the court.
Today, beer pong is still popular with the kids, but the game has been dumbed down for a generation that grew up with all their games organized and everyone getting a trophy. They throw the ball into cups across a small table. I'm pretty sure a drunk chimp could do that. It's the Fisher-Price version. NO skill, no strategy.....no wonder the Chinese are kicking our asses!