50 Ideas for Alternative Brackets to Play With Your Friends

Posted on 21st Feb, 2017 by Barbara Davidson

There’s a lot of talk this time of year about brackets, but what if you aren’t a big sports fan or simply don’t have the slightest idea about where to start guessing? There are plenty of alternative brackets for non-sports-enthusiasts that are just as exciting and fun to play with friends.

Gather up some like-minded friends, family or co-workers and try one (or all) of our 50 alternative brackets. Choose a category and start with these easy steps:

Gather up some like-minded friends, family or co-workers and try one (or all) of our 50 alternative brackets. Choose a category and start with these easy steps

  1. Pick a topic from the categories below.
  2. Use this printable, customizable template. Traditionally, brackets start with 64 participants, but you can use less if you choose.
  3. Pick a theme to narrow down your topic further and keep the match-ups competitive. If you want to get even more specific, choose four “conferences” (specific themes within your chosen category) to help organize your bracket.
  4. Fill in the bracket with the participants.
  5. Hand out your bracket to friends and let the votes decide the true winner!

 

Movies

 

Food + Beverage

 

Fictional Characters

 

Music

 

Sports

 

Other

About Barbara Davidson

Babs is a content writer at Enova International, Inc. with a Bachelors in Cinema Studies and English from the University of Illinois (ILL-INI!). She loves binge watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos! Find out more about her on Google+.