Election Night 2020 Drinking Game Ideas—Bingo, Buzzwords, and Mustaches

Election Day may be upon us, but many Americans may already be coming up with plans for another important event—election night. Millions of Americans are sure to stay up late tonight watching the votes come in, and whether they're celebrating or commiserating, there's a lot that can be done to make what could be a tense evening more enjoyable.

Americans over the legal drinking age may choose to (responsibly) play a drinking game as they watch the election coverage tonight, to make light of what may be a very stressful few hours. Considering the 2020 election is taking place in "unprecedented times," there are plenty of buzzwords to keep an ear out for—and to drink to—from "pandemic" to "Supreme Court."

Get creative and come up with your own drinking games and bingo cards, or look below for some inspiration to responsibly enjoy election night 2020.

Election Night Bingo Drinking Game

Vine Pair has come up with a bingo card to play while watching the election coverage as the results come in. Grab a beer, wine, or something stronger, play along, and drink every time someone mentions "climate change," "Ukraine," or "Florida."

Follow the bingo card from your phone or laptop, or print out Vine Pair's bingo card to tick off the boxes as you play along. Get creative with how you play your board—maybe take a sip when you tick off a square or take a shot when you complete a row or column, for example.

Biden Trump Bingo Card
A debate viewer fills out a bingo card at a watch party for the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on October 22, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Many Americans will likely stay up late for the election results on November 3, 2020,—and may play drinking games as they watch the results roll in. Getty/Sergio Flores

Unprecedented Election Night Drinking Game

Rather than simply taking a drink when a buzzword is mentioned, Our Community Now has come up with a slightly more complex drinking game for an unprecedented election night that sees viewers take anything from one sip to pouring a whole new drink, depending on what happens on the night.

Hear the words "too close to call" or "unprecedented times"? Take one sip. If a commentator plays around with a big touchscreen of the U.S. or solves theoretical math problems with projected electoral votes, take two sips, and finish your drink if the phrase "hanging chads" is mentioned.

When should you skip all of the above and go straight to pouring yourself a whole other drink? If Kanye West wins.

Election Night Mustache Drinking Game

Alternatively, if you're looking for a more visual, comical kind of game, Twitter users discussed adapting the mustache movie drinking game for election night. This drinking game sees viewers tape a paper mustache to the TV screen and drink every time it lines up with somebody's face—perhaps a more lighthearted drinking game to help ease the tension as the results roll in.