• NCAA March Madness Drinking Game

NCAA March Madness Drinking Game

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The NCAA Tournament drinking game is made for March Madness fans that want to get wasted drunk while enjoying college basketball at its finest.



The March Madness drinking game setup ideally involved multiple television displays and/or computers used to stream as many games as possible at once. As the tournament progresses and less concurrent games are played, you can remove displays as necessary. Besides this everyone should fill out a bracket and have a minifridge stocked with alcohol within reach.


The NCAA Tournament is finally here and you know what that means: Time for a weekend full of more drunken debauchery than usual, fuelled by bets, alcohol, and basketball. First thing's first: everyone needs to fill out a March Madness bracket, and ideally wager some cash on whoever guesses the most games correctly.

Once brackets are out of the way, print off a group bracket where everyone can place individual bets on each game, beginning with who will win the game. If you want to take it a step further, wagers can be placed on the final score of the game, or even who will lead at halftime. A separate scoring system can be used for these group-bets and a 2nd overall prize can be decided upon for the winner (or all losers can simply endure drinking-related penalties).

Outside of betting in a game-by-game basis, there are drinking game rules for things that occur in-game:

  • Rules for scoring baskets
    • (1) Drink: When the team you bet against hits a 3-pointer (beer)
    • (1) Shot: For every pretermined amount of points the team you bet against scores [you decide]
  • Drinking rules for fouls
    • (1) Drink: When a player from your team fouls someone
    • (1) Shot: When a player from your team fouls out
    • (1) Shot: When a technical foul is called on a coach, everyone drinks!
  • Drinking for cool stuff occurring
    • (1) Drink: For a good block or steal
    • (2) Drinks: For slam dunks
    • (3) Drinks: for each deep or clutch 3-pointer made
    • (3) Drinks: When players score through a foul (and-one)
    • (1) Shot: For a buzzer beating shot
    • (1) Shot: if someone shoots an air ball or gets rim checked on a slam dunk
  • Drinking when ridiculous shit happens
    • (3) Drinks: When an athlete does his bests soccer imitation and flops
    • (3) Drinks: if Dick Vitale rants about anything
    • (1) Shot: If a fight breaks out! (this isn't hockey but pick a winner)

At the end of each game, whoever wagered on the losing team either chugs a beer or takes a shot of liquor (or parlay bets to reduce the potential ton of alcohol this could result in drinking - up to you!)

As always, please remember to drink responsibly! This alcohol drinking game is not meant to lead to you becoming sick due to over-consumption of alcohol. Need a ride? Download Uber or Lyft & get $5 off your first safe, sober ride. If you enjoyed it, please leave feedback in the comments & let us know how we can make it better!


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