Back to the Future Drinking Game: Sip Through Time

Back to the Future Drinking Game

Great Scott! Gather your fellow Back to the Future fans and join Marty McFly and Doc Brown on a time-traveling adventure with the Back to the Future Drinking Game! Jump behind the wheel of the iconic DeLorean, wind your way through the space-time continuum, and enjoy sipping on your favorite beverages as you revisit this classic Sci-Fi trilogy.

Game Setup

Before hitting 88 miles per hour and blasting to the past or future, let’s set the stage for our temporal excursion:

  1. Movies: Any movie from the Back to the Future trilogy
  2. Drinks: Your favorite alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, or cocktails)
  3. Participants: At least 2 players (a whole party makes it more fun!)
  4. Optional: A printed copy of the drinking rules for easy reference during the game

Agree upon the volume of each drink per rule before firing up the Flux Capacitor.


Strap yourselves in, grab your drinks, and take a sip whenever these time-bending events occur:

Time Travel and Technologies

  • Hitting 88
    • The DeLorean reaches 88 miles per hour to trigger time travel
    • Time travel results in a drastic change in the past, present, or future
    • The DeLorean’s arrival or departure leaves spectators bewildered
  • Flux Capacitor and Other Gadgets
    • The Flux Capacitor or related time-travel tech is mentioned or featured
    • Doc Brown unveils a new invention, upgrade, or scientific discovery
    • A technical malfunction with the DeLorean throws a wrench into the plans

Iconic Characters and Catchphrases

  • Marty McFly
    • Someone calls Marty “chicken” or questions his courage
    • Marty plays the guitar, sings, or makes a music-related reference
    • Marty’s relationships with his family members are spotlighted
  • Doc Brown
    • Doc exclaims “Great Scott!” or espouses his love for science
    • His quirky mannerisms or eccentricities result in humorous situations
    • Doc Brown gives Marty advice or provides insight into the timeline

Familiar Faces Across Time

  • Biff Tannen (or a Tannen family member) causes trouble or bullies someone
  • George McFly demonstrates his awkwardness or timid demeanor
  • Lorraine Baines (McFly) showcases her sentimental or naive side

Optional Rules

  • Anytime someone wears a “futuristic” or era-specific outfit or hairstyle
  • A scene mirrors or references a previous event from another movie in the trilogy
  • Pop culture references or time-specific slang emerge in conversations

Game End

The Back to the Future Drinking Game reaches its denouement as the movie credits roll. With three thrilling installments in the series, countless temporal escapades and drinks await!

Assemble your time-traveling team, rev up the DeLorean, and embark on an unforgettable journey through the past, present, and future. Cheers to adventure through the ages! 🍻

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