How to Play Sloshball: The #1 Drinking Kickball Game

It’s time to dive into the world of sloshball, the perfect combination of classic kickball and a drinking session! Whether you are in the backyard, a park or at the beach, this drinking game will have everyone tipsy and laughing the entire time. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to set up and play this hilarious and entertaining game.

Sloshball: The Complete Guide

Setting Up:

The Sloshball set up is easy and requires next to know equipment. Here is what you will need:

  • Field: Any open space such as a big backyard, park or beach will do. Just enough area to be able to set up bases and kick a ball. A table needs to be set up at first base for flipcup. A cooler must be setup at second base for refills.
  • Ball: We love a traditional kickball, but a soccer ball or anything like it will work
  • Bases: Anything you can use to make the traditional bases of a baseball field. You can always just use the beer boxes if you don’t have any markers.
  • Drinks: You will need a lot of these. We recommend light beers or seltzers since you will be running a lot!
Sloshball RUles

Sloshball Rules

  • Divide players into equal teams and set the batting order. Everyone have an honorary drink or jello shot to start the game!
  • The batter and everyone in the field must be holding a drink at all times. This is non-negotiable. Every you do is while holding a drink!
  • First Base: If the kicker hits the ball in play and gets to first base they must pour a cup and play flipcup before moving on to second base.
  • Second base: If a player reaches second base, they cannot leave to third unless they finish their drink. Once they finish, they must get a new drink or a refill. There is no limit to the number of players that can be at second at the same time.
  • Third Base: When a player reaches third base they must have a jello shot before heading home. If jello shots are not available feel free to substitute another drink of choice.
  • Home Plate: The run to home can be switched every inning to different rules. Rules like you have to run backwards, bounce on a hoppity hop, or crawl to home are all fun ideas. Get creative with some new sloshball rules! The best option is if you can set up a slip n slide for home plate!
  • A point is scored once a runner gets around all the bases back to home.
  • To get a runner out you can either tag them with the ball or catch the ball with out spilling your drink. You cannot put your drink down for any reason!
  • Play as long as you like or until everyone is too sloshed to continue!

Bonus Sloshball Tips:

  • Be creative with team names and uniforms!
  • Incorporate hilarious challenges or drink penalties to maximize the fun.
  • Remember to pace yourself, stay hydrated, and drink responsibly! We recommend ordering a few pizzas or have other snacks for after the game.
  • You can also play Wiffle Ball instead of kickball, but it definitely can get more challenging to hit the ball!
  • This video on youtube will help explain some basics!


Sloshball is the perfect combination of sportsmanship, drinking, and good old-fashioned fun. Whether you’re a backyard athlete or just looking for a good time, this crazy drinking game guarantees laughter and unforgettable times. So gather your friends, grab some drinks, and get ready to slosh!

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