Creative Bingo Calls

Monday, 06 August 2012   |   Creativity Games

BingoThis week we're calling.

Game:  There are 5 random words below.  Use one of them as inspiration for a creative bingo number call.  You can use the word directly or something related to it. (The numbers go from 1 - 75)  Don't say what number your bingo call is for.  Let others see if they can guess.  See below for an explanation of what a bingo call is.

  • policeman
  • concrete
  • eagle
  • search
  • dice

Challenge:  For extra challenge try and guess which number someone elses bingo call is for.

Strategy: In the game of Bingo,  if the announcer (the one calling the selected numbers) has charisma they will often accompany each number with a nickname.  Creativity often goes into these bingo nicknames.  Here are some examples:

  • Legs 11 - because 11 looks like a pair of legs.
  • One Little Duck (2) - becuase 2 looks a bit like a duck.
  • 23 The Lord is my shepherd - The first words of Psalm 23 of the Old Testament.
  • 32 Buckle my shoe - quite simply, it rhymes

And you can find many more here.

Anything goes really.  It could be a rhyme, an observation on the shape of the number, a reference to something that included that number, etc.  Games like this are nice for creativity as they get you to think about things from slightly different perspectives.


Get creative, join in below.