Another week, another new sport here at Deuce of Davenport.  This one is an interesting one. Its called “Hantis” which sounds like the game is a cross between hand-toss and MANTIS…and I have no idea what on earth would be. In actuality, it is sort of a mix of ping pong and foursquare.  Intrigued?  Here’s how you play (via a simple and easy to read chart, something Kronum could really use right about now):

Got that?  Its easy, you score when the other team misses the ball which you can hit up to two times personally and once off the table…just check the chart again.  Still confused by this sport? Well check out this action video which has some WAY TOO INTENSE music going on for this XTREME table sport.

Intense huh?  This game, I’m told, is trying to give kids in schools something to do during the downtime that they might have in schools. To this I say, how bout them kids start picking up some books in the downtime in school, I mean, ya are in school to learn a lil somethin amirite? I kid, I kid. Keep the kids in school, yes, get them active so they aren’t so fat and stuff, yes indeedy, that is all fine and good.

If one was to ask me, however, this game might be missing its mark just as a game for school kids in their downtime or in P.E. class.  If I were the one promoting this product, and there might be a reason I am not, I’d be taking Hantis to colleges across the nation.

Does this or does this not look like it has the potential to be a killer new drinking game or, at the very least, something to be in every frat house backyard right next to the cornhole box??

I’m sayin’, can you tell me a better way for your average douchey frat boy to take off his shirt and show off his mad “athletic ability” to prospective rape victims sorority hookups while in the backyard of his dirty house than to run around four tables slapping some balls around?  I mean, this is done already isn’t it?  NOW IT CAN BE DONE ON FOUR TABLES!!

This game has the possibility to blow up at universities. You need four tables and a tennis ball. Simple set up and simple rules one can’t forget while getting inebriated. Its the perfect storm ladies and gentlemen. If RPS, Flip Cup (Beruit), Cornhole and Beer Pong can make it big I think this one can as well.

If you want more information, check out their site at And seriously, Hantis tournaments are going to start popping up around college campuses soon after this sport gets out there…just remember where you heard it first. I hope they get some official Hantis tables in their online store soon. When that happens, I want four of em immediately…GRATIS!


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