There are not a lot of people that are unfamiliar with the longstanding and especially enjoyable game of bingo, with fun bingo sets (complete with cards, balls – the works) for children now easily available in stores all around the world.
The game is thrilling, without a doubt, but with it being around for such a long period of time and society constantly looking for the next best thing, there are many that have grown tired of the same old form of bingo.
If one of the above-mentioned players happens to be you, then look no further because we have compiled a list of new, fun and exciting ways to play what has become a worldwide popular pastime.
Quick Alert Bingo
If you thought that the game of bingo was reserved for the elderly, think again. The game has been given new life in a number of different ways, with Quick Alert a fine example of this.
This particular version of bingo get players to test just how predictable their friends are, with everyone placed in the spotlight at some point in time, as the game requires players to fill in the blank squares of a card based on what it is that they think others will do at your party. For example, John will break a glass, Susan will flirt with someone and Matt will brag about his brand new car.
During the course of the evening, players will need to mark off the incidents as they occur and, much like regular bingo, when the card is full, call out bingo to collect their prize.
St Patrick’s Day Bingo
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by numerous people all around the world each and every year, which is why it comes as little surprise that one of the available bingo variations pays tribute to the well-known Irish holiday.
If you’re thinking of having a St Patrick’s Day celebration at home, make your own bingo cards that pay tribute to the day, with leprechauns, pots of gold, four leaf clovers and other St Patty’s imagery to replace the numbers and play the game with pretty much the same rules as the regular.
If you’d like to mix it up even more and play in true Irish spirit, use mini shooter glasses to mark the squares and let the winner nominate who has to drink them.
One of the most popular games for adults to break the ice at a get-together, people bingo allows you to customise the game according to the group of people that are playing. The rules can get quite complicated but are nothing short of fun.
Briefly explained, people bingo requires players to make a list of 25 fascinating facts about your guests, ie. their traits, hobbies, skills or achievements, and fill them in as you meet and get to know people a little better.
If you’d like to impress any rock and roll enthusiasts with a fun combination of bingo and music, you have certainly come to the right place. Again, this is fairly easy to understand as it is not that different from the original, however, it does add a heartwarming twist for those that can’t get enough of this popular era of music.
The version does, however, take a little more preparation time as you have to collect short, 10 second long clips of songs to be used in place of numbers. This works by putting artists and song names on the cards before playing the clips, with each player marking a song or artist as soon as they hear it.