Curling distinguishes itself from many other Winter Olympics events in being something people can imagine actually playing (even watching aerials feels painful sometimes).
For many, it remains little more than a thought. After all, it’s not so easy for everyone to track down a heavy stone made in an uninhabited Scottish island and an appropriate rink to curl on.
An enterprising reddit user came up with a way to play the game in a way that echoes beer pong and other dormitory games. Here’s a look at how the untitled game (random suggestion: table curling?) plays out:
- First to 5 points wins.
- Only 2 shot glasses per team
- It’s just like standard curling so whichever team gets the most “stones” closest to the center wins that many stones
- You can’t throw past the top of the circle when releasing the stone to the other side. (We later created a dotted line on the tops of each circle)
- If the shot glass tips over then it is considered a “No Stone” and is placed off to the side. There is no “do over”.
- If the brush hits the “stone” then it is considered a “No Stone”
- The 2 red solo cups shown on the video are kept in place there and can’t be moved. (We traced 2 circles around the cups)
- The person brushing can’t hover over the table (The water can change the game)
- Just like regular curling, you can attempt to take out the other “Stones”
They might just be onto something.