Fancy your chances at beer pong? Now try it with smaller cups on a moving target.
A bowling alley in the city centre has launched a socially distanced version of a classic drinking game, by sticking tiny red cups to a sweater.
On December 10, Christmas jumper day, the first five groups to arrive at Lane7 at Great Northern will be given a complimentary limited-edition jumper to play with.
Lane7 opened this year after All Star Lanes shut for good last summer.
The alley boasts 11 lanes under strips of neon light, a graffitied karaoke bar, arcade games and Manchester’s first Fat Hippo for burgers.
Popular with Usian Bolt , the bowling alley recently opened ‘the red room’, a bookable space complete with private access to a bar, pool table and ping pong table.
The game brings together the festive spirit and good cheer in creating a more competitive, and difficult, version of the classic.
To play the game, players must stand two metres apart from each other and throw a ping pong ball into their opponents empty jumper cups.
Once a cup is caught, that cup may be removed from the sweater and a drink is taken.
Sadly, the specially designed jumper will not be available to buy in shops, and is only available to the first five people who ask staff if they can play ‘DecemBeer Pong’.
Jack Jolly, the head of creative for Lane7 said: “We know our guests love getting competitive, so we’ve added a new angle on the much-loved tradition of Christmas Jumpers.
“Lane7 loves putting fresh twists on classic games; be it bowling, beer pong, darts, or karaoke.
“After a strange December last year, this year gives us the perfect chance to start a new tradition.”
The jumpers will be available in Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle,
Middlesbrough, Edinburgh, North Shields, Birmingham, and Bristol.
To book your festive lane, table, or bar booth, visit Lane7.co.uk, or for information on how to snag a jumper follow @Lane7_ on Instagram.