Heady Vermont’s 2020 Presidential Debate Bingo Game

Heady Vermont Staff 28 Sep 2020

Yep, the first debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is going down Tuesday, September 29, at 9 PM EST, with Fox’s Chris Wallace moderating. Will either candidate emerge on stage wearing a face mask? There won’t be a handshake—so how will Trump and Biden greet each other? (A stare-down? Side eye? Awkward wave?)

It’s going to be a long night. But here’s one way to cope: Play our 2020 Presidential Debate Bingo. Optionally, if you’d like to add a little buzz to your game, toke or drink when prompted – we’ve included a few fun prompts below the board.

REMINDER: You should all be registered to vote (go here to find out). If you’re all set on voting, great job! Now you’re ready to watch the debates and play the game.

Before it starts:

Everyone shotgun a beer or take a huge toke–or, if you’re abstaining, take three deep breaths and center yourself. Whatever helps you deal with this shit.

Print the bingo board below, or play on your device. If you’re playing on an  iPhone, save the photo. Go to your Photos app, find the photo, go to Edit then Markup to X off your boxes. You need to get 5 in a row across, down or diagonally to win the board. It’s really a game for one, but in pandemic times, that probably suits just fine.

Presidential Debate Bingo

Optional Prompts

Take a sip or a toke when Trump:

  • Says “yuge”
  • Talks about the China Virus
  • Claims his financial records are “perfect”
  • Makes false claims related to coronavirus and pandemic response
  • Accuses Biden of wanting to defund the police

Take a sip or a toke when Biden:

  • Uses a malapropism
  • References the middle class
  • Starts a sentence with “look”
  • Tells a long-winded anecdote
  • Claims he’s going to end systemic racism and fails to explain how

BONUS | Bang your head against the wall when:

  • Biden uses Obama’s record as evidence of his own capabilities as a leader.
  • You can no longer follow what Trump is arguing.

EXTRA BONUS | Freely throw random objects at your screen when:

  • Biden’s eye starts bleeding. It happened once, it can happen again.
  • Trump describes his financial records and history with the IRS as “perfect”

Helpful Election Resources

Not sure where to get started voting? We’ve provided some helpful links!

Want to do more?

You can donate to organizations that register voters, help educate people about their voting options, and rally them to cast their ballot. These efforts are nonpartisan, meaning groups don’t tell people who to vote for, but rather, remind them that they should vote and how they can go about it. Great examples of nonprofit organizations that support these efforts:

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