Democratic Debate Drinking Games & Bingo: Fun Ideas for Tonight

Democratic Debate Drinking Game

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If you’re looking for some fun games to play during the Democratic debate tonight on November 20, why not consider a drinking game or bingo? Here are some ideas to help you have a great watch party this evening during the Democratic debate.


Tonight’s Lineup

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Tonight’s debate is in Atlanta, Georgia and it’s being hosted by The Washington Post and MSNBC. The debate starts at 9 p.m. Eastern.

The following candidates will be in tonight’s debate:

  • Joe Biden, former Vice President
  • Cory Booker, New Jersey senator
  • Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana
  • Kamala Harris, California senator
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii congresswoman
  • Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota senator
  • Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator
  • Tom Steyer, businessman
  • Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator
  • Andrew Yang, entrepreneur

Remember: the debate is two hours long tonight, from 9 p.m. Eastern to 11 p.m. Eastern. So drink responsibly or take an Uber or Lyft home if you have a drinking game. There will be a lot of opportunities to drink tonight during the debates if you plan your game right.


Drinking Game Ideas

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First, here are some general ideas for the drinking game that aren’t related to specific candidates on stage.

  • Just take sips if someone says “Trump” or “impeachment.” These are going to be mentioned a lot tonight.
  • Take a sip if someone plugs their website.
  • Take a shot if someone talks in Spanish. With both Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro gone tonight, it’s less likely to happen, so it’s deserving of a shot rather than a sip.
  • Take a sip if it looks like someone’s mic is turned off. Take a shot if Andrew Yang’s mic is turned off, because that happened the last time he was in an MSNBC debate.
  • Take a sip if someone talks about Hillary Clinton.
  • Take a sip if anyone talks about Obama. Take a shot if two candidates get into a fight about who Obama would like better.
  • Take a sip if someone heckles the debate. Take a shot if the heckler makes the speaker stop talking.

Now here are some ideas for specific candidates:

  • Take a sip if anyone talks about Bernie’s heart attack.
  • Take a sip if Sanders talks about a “radical” idea (and uses the word “radical.”)
  • Take a shot if Andrew Yang tries to give away money again.
  • Take a shot if Tulsi Gabbard calls the debate hosts “despicable” again.
  • Take a sip if Gabbard is wearing white again.
  • Take a sip if Biden steps away from his podium and leans close to another candidate. Take a shot if he actually touches another candidate.
  • Take a sip if Biden gives the wrong website or phone number. If he talks about record players again, take a shot.
  • Take a sip if Harris talks about being a prosecutor and being proud of her record.
  • Take a shot if Harris seems too happy and looks like she had a shot before the debate.
  • Take a shot if Cory Booker makes another marijuana joke like he does in most debates.
  • Take a sip if Booker talks about being vegan.
  • Take a sip if Booker makes an awkward joke.
  • Take a shot if Buttigieg talks about Mike Pence.
  • Take a sip if Buttigieg says a joke that’s funny and makes you literally laugh out loud.
  • Take a sip if someone talks about Buttigieg rising in the polls.
  • Take a sip if Warren says “I have a plan.”
  • Take a sip if Warren talks about her rise in the polls.
  • Take a sip if someone takes a shot at Warren’s decision to hold off on Medicare for All until she’s in office for three years.
  • Take a sip if Warren and Sanders hug.
  • Take a shot the first time Warren or Sanders say anything negative about the other, because that is really are.
  • Take a sip if Klobuchar talks about fundraising.
  • Take a sip if Steyer talks about his money or net worth.
  • Take a sip if someone else gets mad about how much money Steyer has.

Bingo Ideas

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Any of the ideas above can be translated into a Bingo game card. Some ideas for terms you can include on a bingo card include:

  • Impeachment
  • Ukraine
  • Heart attack :(
  • Medicare for all
  • Marijuana
  • Minimum wage
  • Universal Basic Income
  • Obama
  • Someone plugs their campaign website
  • AOC is mentioned
  • Hecklers
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Cut off by a moderator
  • Paid family leave
  • Immigration
  • Green New Deal
  • Student debt
  • Socialism
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Julian Assange
  • Billionaires
  • Reparations
  • Electoral college
  • The DNC is rigged
  • Abortion

You can create your own bingo cards based on these ideas here.

Remember, don’t drink and drive if you take part in a drinking game. You can always grab an Uber or Lyft and stay safe.

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