Super Tuesday is here, with 11 states holding their primaries today, March 1. Still, many people will continue tracking the presidential debates even after Super Tuesday, and it sure would be nice to have a fun way to follow those battles without turning them into drinking contests. Enter Debateball – Presidential Election 2016 Debate Game, an app that turns the presidential debates into baseball games where you call the shots based on how well the candidate answered each question.
You’re the umpire, and the politicians are the batters
In Debateball, the moderator is the pitcher, and you’re the umpire. Each candidate is a batter, and you make your call right after the concluding remarks for the question. You can determine that the politician didn’t address the question at all, and doesn’t advance, or he or she gave a really bad, poor, or good answer.
How do you figure out who won?
Depending on how good or bad each candidate’s answers are, they can advance from zero to four bases. At the end of the debate, whichever candidate scores the most runs based on their answers is declared the winner, at least in your opinion as the umpire. With an in-app purchase to unlock premium features, you can also view average scores across all Debateball users or see how your friends rank certain candidates.
Debateball is designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is available as a free download on the App Store, but it includes advertisements. You can unlock premium features and turn off the ads with an in-app purchase. Check out the story behind the app below, or click here if it fails to load.