All the drinking games combined into one drinking board game make the Drink-A-Palooza® board game truly unique. Take a journey through the history of Drink-A-Palooza and how it came to be the most popular drinking game ever made. This drinking came combines Flip Cup, Quarters, Beer Pong, Kings Cup and much more!


Drink-A-Palooza® has been in development since 2001. The creator and owner originally got the idea for the game soon after graduating from college. The original game was drawn out on the back of a box lid commonly used to store business files back in the 80’s and 90’s. It had multiple flags pierced through the lid that would later translate into miniature bottles collected throughout game play.

The second rendition of the game came maybe a year later after test marketing the game in our family basement. This new and improved version was graphically designed in Microsoft Publisher and laminated on a piece of wood. The idea of making the board magnetic to hold the miniature bottles in place was incorporated. Once the miniature bottles were baked in our kitchen, a magnet was glued to the bottom. To my surprise it worked and the bottles could stand upright on the board. The next part of development was put into making the 6-pack game pieces. Using origami basics, the 6-pack holders were designed and constructed and used to play the game. This second version led to countless nights and groups of friends all playing the game and having a great time. The name was established as “The College Experience” since it was based on all of the different traits developed throughout college that included Fine Art, creativity and social free time.

Years and years went by and the game kept developing. Everything from adding and subtracting spots on the board to removing the magnetic pieces and establishing new and improved rules would be incorporated. It wasn’t until 2010 -2011 that the game received a complete facelift including renaming “The College Experience” to “Drink-A-Palooza”. With the new name came the new logo that really gave the game life. The board went through roughly 9 revisions from placement to other development. During this continuous development period a partnership was developed with a leading board game manufacturer. This partnership has given the product a scalable solution to any ordering requests.

Over the past 10 or so years, the time and effort put into this game has been entertaining but hasn’t come easy. There are many people who have an idea or know someone who has an idea that haven’t taken the step and followed it to fruition. I know it’s tough and can really be frustrating at times. There is definitely a lot more to the story of Drink-A-Palooza but I hope that my short version can help to inspire someone to take the next step and develop their idea. There isn’t anything more satisfying than having something you created reach the next level. I hope you enjoy the game and have fun playing.

Finally, please remember, Drink-a-Palooza is not intended for use with alcoholic beverages. However, if alcohol is used in the course of this game, Drink-a-Palooza is intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age. Drink-a-Palooza is intended for entertainment purposes only. In no way does Drink-a-Palooza condone or support the abuse of alcoholic beverages. We believe in moderation and caution when playing our game, which is in no way intended to promote binge-drinking, alcoholism, underage drinking, hazing, drunk driving, or any other form of alcohol abuse. If drinking alcoholic beverages, PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

DRINK-A-PALOOZA Drinking Board Game: College Drinking Games