2016 Republican & Democratic Debate Drinking Games

January was a busy month for political drinking with three Debate Drinking Games plus Barack Obama's final State of the Union Address Drinking Game. February is shaping up to be even boozier since the calendar shows three Republican Debate Drinking Games and and two Democratic Drink Offs. Next up - the February 11, PBS Democratic Drinking Game and the CBS News GOP Debate Drinking Game on Saturday February 13!

The Rules Are Simple

The rules for the early primary debate drinking games will follow the 'Texas Hold'em' style. Each candidate will have a few words unique to him/her. In addition, each debate will have three 'community' words.

Select Your Candidate

This is a game afterall, and games are more fun when you are competing.

Listen for the Words on the List

Listen for YOUR candidate to say his/her specific words and listen for every candidate to say a community word. If ANY CANDIDATE says a community word, EVERYONE drinks

Take a Drink when you hear one

Because this may be a high scoring game, we define a drink as a gulp of beer or sip of wine or liquor. Know your limits and please drink responsibly.

The Candidates and their Drink Cues

  • Donald Trump — China, Best
  • Ted Cruz — Radical, Obamacare
  • Marco Rubio — When I am President, Disqualified
  • Ben Carson — Political, Government
  • Chris Christie — Washington, New Jersey
  • Jeb Bush — Jobs, Military
  • John Kasich — Budget, Ohio
  • Community Words — Commander-in-Chief, New Hampshire, Reagan (any candidates say one - everybody drinks)

Be sure to tune in during the debate to stream our real-time, drink-totaling magic scoreboard!