Engagement Activity – Word Bingo

Object of the game

It’s a normal game of bingo but with words instead of numbers, match a line or full house to win.

This game can be played with or without a screen share / video link.

#EmployeeEngagement #WellBeing #RemoteWorking #TeamWork #Fun

engagement-logo-word-bingo

Host Instructions

Before the event

  1. Arrange a suitable time for all participants to take part
  2. Use https://myfreebingocards.com/bingo-card-generator to generate your bingo cards, following the instructions on screen to create your PDF (I’d recommend a 4 x 4 grid size with 40+ words).
  3. Some ideas for words include
    • Organisational values (customer-centric, innovation etc)
    • Department names (Sales, marketing etc)
    • Words associated with your organisations (Technology, outdoors, machinery etc)
    • Funny words (sausage, screwdriver etc)
    • Or a combination of all (in previous events I’ve found having some funny words mixed in works well)
  4. Create an online meeting event – it must be one capable of each team sharing their screen (e.g. Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom). We recommend keeping the activity a surprise
  5. As you are playing this game remotely, printing the PDF and giving a physical card to everyone isn’t going to work. Therefore you’ll need to take a screen shot of each bingo card and send it to each participant just before the event with the following instructions:
    • Open the bingo card in a drawing application (e.g. MS Paint)
    • Choose a brush, pencil or shape to be ready to mark off the words
    • Game 1 – Any vertical or horizontal line (Shout “Line” to win)
    • Game 2 – Any vertical or horizontal line (Shout “Line” to win)
    • Game 3 – Full House (Shout “Bingo” to win)

Running the event

  1. Explain the game again
    • Game 1 – Any vertical or horizontal line (Shout “Line” to win)
    • Game 2 – Any vertical or horizontal line (Shout “Line” to win)
    • Game 3 – Full House (Shout “Bingo” to win)
  2. Use the “Bingo Caller’s Card” in the PDF to announce the words (I recommend giving people around 5 seconds per word