Pepper Pong Review
Pepper Pong is a game for up to 4 players, and as you might have guessed, it has more than a passing resemblance to ping pong. But make no mistake, there are some fundamental shake-ups that Pepper Pong brings to the table. First off, the net is more of a fence that you can set up super easily and quickly on any flat-ish surface. The paddles, or mullets as they’re called, have a thick foam padding, unlike the rubbery finish of a standard paddle. And lastly, the balls are entirely foam, and super unique. You get 3 in a set: Jalapeño, Habanero, and Ghost. The Jalapeño ball is light and doesn’t fly as far with hits, so it’s good for beginners and small tables. On the other end, the Ghost ball is dense and super bouncy, so it’s optimal for big tables and those who want to move! The mullets feel great in the hand, thanks to the embedded rubber on the handles, and the pepper balls are even more fun to hit! It’s all much more lightweight than it looks.
Some unique rules are brought forth in the instructions, which coalesce into a fusion of pickleball and ping pong. Overall, the game encourages seasoning your games with a little friendly smacktalk, and goofy callouts for specific moves. Also, a set comes with a handy bag, so you can take Pepper Pong on the go. Just be careful not to lose your ball, as there’s only one of each type in a set. Thankfully, they do sell replacement pepper balls on the website.
Should I get it?
Pepper Pong can be set up anytime, anywhere, so we recommend picking up a set! Travelers and ping pong enthusiasts will delight at the impromptu nature of Pepper Pong set-up.
- The materials of the games are well made and lightweight.
- The pepper balls and mullets really bring a fun and unique feel that is wholly distinct from ping pong.
- You can take it on the go with the handy bag.
- It’s easy to set up anywhere, and anytime thanks to the fold out “net”.
- You need to be extra vigilant about not losing any pepper balls, since all three are distinct, and you don’t have a surplus.