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BACKGROUND

It all started at a bar. A couple college fraternity brothers were procrastinating studying for finals when they noticed some board games on a shelf and thought, “what if we could make beer pong into a board game?" But alas, the boys had no money or relevant skills to make it happen...

 

Until one day, they happened upon a community makerspace and discovered that for a relatively low monthly fee they could gain access to and training on all the tools they needed to turn their idea into a reality. After many rough prototypes, their first concept, Mini Beer Pong, was born.

 

Read more about our journey with the Nordeast Makers in Minnesota Business Magazine.

It started out rough. Games were being hand finished and assembled afterhours in a corner of an unheated garage in the dead of winter in Minneapolis as the team of non-salesmen whimsically tried to figure out how to get their game out for the world to see. Thanks to partnership with Uncommon Goods in 2014, MBP started appearing at more and more happy hours around the country and the business slowly started to take off.

 

In 2016, the group launched their second game, Mini Flip Cup, another finger flickin' fun take on an American social classic.  What started out as a side-hustle is now a full-time operation. The guys are super busy developing more creative ways to keep you entertained, so stay tuned for the next late night idea!

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BEHIND THE SCENES

OUR CREW

SAM BUSS

Scienz co-founder Sam Buss

Co-Founder, Lead Design & Operations

A Regular Dudley Doodler - can color his way out of a paper bag. Chem degree, but sees beyond the atom to the eve. Leads product design (hence title). Also currently serving as operations manager. Award winning tricep model. Former Homecoming King. Formidable racquetball competitor in the state of MN. Swipe right, ladies.

DEREK "DUCKY" DAHL

Scienz co-founder, Derek "Ducky" Dahl

Co-Founder, Chief Executive

Stapler extraordinaire. Convinced the fabric of nature, the universe, and human consciousness can be discovered through String Theory and fractal geometry. Manages biz and project development. Like Rain Man when it comes to 90s pop songs. Only human to EVER devour 2 full orders of sweet and sour chicken at Village Wok (and willing to defend the title any day).

DANIEL LOWELL RUSSEL

Scienz Chief Financial Officer, Daniel Lowell Russell

Chief Finance Minister

Money. Money. Money. Can't run a business without it, and someone needs to plant and water the trees. Background in economics. Strong supporter of the Newt Gingrich moon initiative. Feels socks are condoms of the feet. Jim Morrison idolizer. Contemporary man crush is Bruno Mars. Oh yeah, yeah. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

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Web Design: Danielle Dahl Graphics: Scott Gerber  R&D: Nordeast Makers

Hero: Anthony Vang

Taxes: Kate Russell. CPA

Video: Spencer Knott

Super convenient and ultra durable Mini Beer Pong Travel Set.

travel set

Handcrafted Mini Beer Pong Deluxe Set freatures custom engraving.
Mini Flip Cup game created by Scienz

deluxe

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mini

flip cup

AS SEEN:

Mini Beer Pong at Barnes and Noble
Mini Beer Pong on the Weather Channel, Wake Up with Al Roker
Mini Beer Pong on E! News with Giuliana Rancic
Mini Beer Pong in Life & Style Best Gifts
Mini Beer Pong in Vogue Best Gifts for Guys
Mini Beer Pong in Playboy
Mini Beer Pong in the New York Post

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BACKSTORY

It all started at a bar. A couple college fraternity brothers were procrastinating studying for finals when they noticed some board games on a shelf and thought, “what if we could make beer pong into a board game?" But alas, the boys had no money or relevant skills to make it happen...

 

Until one day, they happened upon a community makerspace and discovered that for a relatively low monthly fee they could gain access to and training on all the tools they needed to turn their idea into a reality. After many rough prototypes, their first concept, Mini Beer Pong, was born.

 

Read more about our journey with the Nordeast Makers in Minnesota Business Magazine.

It started out rough. Games were being hand finished and assembled afterhours in a corner of an unheated garage in the dead of winter in Minneapolis as the team of non-salesmen whimsically tried to figure out how to get their game out for the world to see. Thanks to partnership with Uncommon Goods in 2014, MBP started appearing at more and more happy hours around the country and the business slowly started to take off.

 

In 2016, the group launched their second game, Mini Flip Cup, another finger flickin' fun take on an American social classic.  What started out as a side-hustle is now a full-time operation. The guys are super busy developing more creative ways to keep you entertained, so stay tuned for the next late night idea!

behind the scenes

OUR CREW

SAM BUSS

Scienz co-founder Sam Buss

Co-Founder, Lead Design

A Regular Dudley Doodler - can color his way out of a paper bag. Chem degree, but sees beyond the atom to the eve. Leads product design (hence title). Also currently serving as operations manager. Award winning tricep model. Former Homecoming King. Formidable racquetball competitor in the state of MN. Swipe right, ladies.

DEREK "DUCKY" DAHL

Scienz co-founder, Derek "Ducky" Dahl

Co-Founder, Desk Jockey

Stapler extraordinaire. Convinced the fabric of nature, the universe, and human consciousness can be discovered through String Theory and fractal geometry. Manages biz and project development. Like Rain Man when it comes to 90s pop songs. Only human to EVER devour 2 full orders of sweet and sour chicken at Village Wok (and willing to defend the title any day).

DANIEL RUSSEL

Scienz Chief Financial Officer, Daniel Lowell Russell

Chief Finance Minister

Money. Money. Money. Can't run a business without it, and someone needs to plant and water the trees. Background in economics. Strong supporter of the Newt Gingrich moon initiative. Feels socks are condoms of the feet. Jim Morrison idolizer. Contemporary man crush is Bruno Mars. Oh yeah, yeah. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

PLUS:

Web Design: Danielle Dahl

Facilities: Nordeast Makers

Graphics: Scott Gerber

Promo: Deluxe Marketing, LLC

Hero: Anthony Vang

Socialize with us:

Handcrafted Mini Beer Pong Deluxe Set freatures custom engraving.
Super convenient and ultra durable Mini Beer Pong Travel Set.
Mini Flip Cup game created by Scienz
Mini Beer Pong in Life & Style Best Gifts
Mini Beer Pong on E! News with Giuliana Rancic Mini Beer Pong in Vogue Best Gifts for Guys
Mini Beer Pong in Playboy
Mini Beer Pong in the New York Post
Mini Beer Pong on the Weather Channel, Wake Up with Al Roker
Mini Beer Pong at Barnes and Noble

WHAT GAME'S NEXT???

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW!

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