The Democratic Primary Debate Drinking Game Roundup

Drink. If.

Democratic primary debate eve is here. Expectations have been set, and it’s not for a blockbuster, record-breaking evening.

Granted, if you’ve chosen to spend two and half hours of your evening on CNN instead of watching the Mets continue their campaign of revenge-by-wins against Chase Utley and the Dodgers, perhaps entertainment isn’t what you are after.

Perhaps you are really here to see what the candidates have to say, or whether they will be able to break out of the predetermined roles bestowed upon them by the political press. Maybe you’re just waiting for Joe Biden to parachute down to the stage, expertly landing in front of his on-reserve podium in an act of dazzling announcement showmanship.

Or maybe you’re just in it for the drinking games.

We can’t tell you what will or won’t happen tonight, but we can give you some options for [responsibly] drinking the night away, if that’s your goal.

  • Here’s IBT, with a list of lists of drinking rules.
  • You may need to check your liquor cabinet if you have all the required beverages for Time‘s intricately detailed game.
  • If you want to play college-kid style, try North by Northwestern’s nine-rule list.

If you want the game but not the drink, you have some bingo options.

  • WSJ has bingo cards you can mark off on screen.
  • If you don’t want to double-screen it, USA Today has printable cards.

The fun starts at 8:30 p.m. ET on CNN.