Make your Online Bingo Night more fun by using these creative tips and trips to fire your imagination and really get your party rocking!
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While people across the land are busy heading out for their slice of the nightlife, there are an increasing number avoiding the crowds, cost, and clamour by choosing to stay indoors for nocturnal fun with friends at home. An online Bingo night is a novel way to unwind without adding any of the stresses a night on the town often involves. It’s really good especially for parents as we can have fun without ever having to leave our kids at home.
DID YOU SAY BINGO?!
When people think of Bingo they probably conjure up images of a bygone era replete with rustic church halls full of elderly folk peering closely at their game cards. The bingo barrel whirs as the caller reads the numbers and the room is abuzz with anticipation for the magic word to ring out.
Certainly, such Bingo games still exist but online Bingo breathes new life into this time-honoured tradition and the phenomenon is taking the world by storm. With creativity, willing companions, and the knowledge of these latest tips and tricks under your belt, you’re guaranteed to make your online Bingo night a fabulously entertaining event. Yes, Bingo has definitely changed for the better!
WHAT IS ONLINE BINGO?
Online Bingo uses modern technology to deliver the game right into your living room. Players set up an account with an online gaming company such as Ladbrokes in order to access Bingo wherever they have a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Games can be played for mere pennies or the stakes can be raised to compete for a chance to win more. The system can easily be learned in minutes and the rules remain very much unchanged. Players have an electronically generated Bingo card and as the numbers are called and displayed they are daubed one by one until a line or pattern is achieved and the prize is won. Winnings are credited into your secure account and can be withdrawn at any time, or used to play additional games.
ONLINE BINGO NIGHT
Online Bingo is an enjoyable way to bring friends together in familiar and comfortable surroundings. There are no concerns about transport, designated drivers, parking, and entry fees or smoky, noisy environments. When you meet at home you choose the guests and the theme you want the party to revolve around. Take up a collection, transfer the funds, and get the party begin.
- YOU DEEM THE THEME
Base your Bingo Night around any theme that appeals to you. It could be classic movies, sporting themes, bygone eras, celebrity themes, mystery thrillers, espionage, gangsters or fairy tales. Anything and everything can be the basis of a memorable theme.
- DRESS THE PART
Set the theme well in advance and send out invitations requesting that your guests make an effort to dress the part.
- MIX IN OTHER BOARD GAMES
Perhaps you can find creative ways to blend a game of Twister, Monopoly, Cluedo, Scrabble, or other popular board games into your bingo night. Instead of rolling the dice, the player with the most hits or a trigger number on their card gets to conduct the evening’s affairs, make the next move, or somehow call the shots.
- RANDOM NUMBERS
Make your own list of cards with actions that correspond to the numbers being called and distribute them amongst the guests. Jot them down on napkins or drink coasters and place them strategically throughout the room. Create a set of animal based cards and when multiples of 10 are called all the guests must loudly make their best animal impressions, e.g. 10 = DOG, 20 = SHEEP, 30 = HORSE, 40 = CAT and so on. Throw in a couple of random wildcards like EMU or PYTHON and get ready to roar with laughter. Perhaps every time the number seven is called the music could be changed to a completely different genre or era. You could get the guests to shift places, trade a piece of clothing or all discuss a new conversation topic that corresponds to certain numbers.
- GUEST SUGGESTIONS
Request that every guest designs a bingo card with their own wacky twist so that surprises abound as the games progress. Award prizes go to the funniest, naughtiest, or most lateral and zany suggestions that unfold as the party rages. The key to a great party is to keep changing the pace and introducing random, unexpected elements to keep your guests on their toes and the laughs flowing.
It’s easy to see that party games and online Bingo definitely go hand in hand and there really are no limits to the zany antics someone with a bit of imagination can add to the mix. Make your next night bubble, pop, and zing while your Bingo money goes cha-ching! Parents like us can play online bingo with friends while still watching over our kids.