7 Quick Tips to Increase the Fun of Your Bingo Games!

7 Quick Tips to Increase the Fun of Your Bingo Games! For your fall or winter bingo games, our friends at have given us some fantastic suggestions! Please leave your remarks if you have any feedback.

Even for those who call the game bingo, it can eventually grow boring and stale. Your next bingo game can benefit from a few fresh additions to amp up the excitement.

  1. Play a variety of bingo game types. Create new board-covering rules in place of the conventional bingo game’s requirement that players be the first to fill five consecutive squares. For instance, provide rewards to the first person to cover the board in a postage stamp (the top-right four squares), the first person to cover the corners (the bingo card’s four corner squares), or the first person to cover the entire board (the black-out game). For a downloadable file with 15 bingo pattern ideas, visit our blog on How to Shake Up Your Bingo Games in 3 Steps!
  2. During the games, eat. Use red and green M&Ms or Hershey’s Kisses as the bingo markers, for instance, if you’re organizing a fun Christmas-themed Bingo game. You should also consider using holiday-themed prizes.
  3. Change the bingo cards. By altering the five letters at the top of the bingo board, it is quite simple to modify the tone or style of a bingo game. Consider playing A-C-O-R-N rather than BINGO this fall. You may easily replace the bingo boards by tapping construction paper squares with the new letters on top of them. Just remember to let the bingo caller know about the modification! Additionally, think about using acorn caps as the bingo markers if you’re going to play A-C-O-R-N. Hosting an apple cider bingo game with the letters C-I-D-E-R at the top of the bingo boards is another autumn-themed bingo suggestion. Just remember to serve the apple cider!
  4. Organize a themed party around the bingo game. For example, at a nursing home, get your residents out of their rooms by hosting a fun Strawberry Daiquiri Bingo, complete with delicious strawberry daiquiris. If, however, you are planning the game for little ones, schedule a Kool-Aid Bingo featuring the Kool-Aid drink along with Kool-Aid cookies, and, yes, even Kool-Aid cupcakes.
  5. Use images to jar things up. Try out Picture Bingo, a fun new game where players must locate the images on the cards that correspond to the descriptions being read. Additionally, it is vibrant and can amuse residents while enhancing their cognitive abilities!
  6. Increased Prizes! By raising the prize for just that one bingo game, you can increase the level of competition among players. In other words, if you’re giving out candy bars as prizes, give out two. Yes, give out two Frank Sinatra CDs if you’re giving away one as a prize.
  7. People bingo. For both adults and children, this is a fun game that works well as an icebreaker. Simply make your own bingo cards and fill each space with a different trait to play. For instance, one of the boxes could read, “Has flown in a helicopter” or “Favorite color: yellow.” Each player must interact with others to identify someone who possesses that quality before writing that person’s name in the appropriate square. The first person to finish five consecutive squares wins!

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For activity coordinators at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Not Just Bingo is an online repository of entertaining senior activity suggestions. Since 2009, they have helped activity experts across the nation by developing entertaining activity suggestions for their residents that go “beyond bingo.” They still do so today. Not Just Bingo considers it an honor to assist activity directors in enhancing the resident’s living experiences while proving that a senior’s quality of life may genuinely increase upon moving into a nursing facility!

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