Whether expert or newbie, or just interested in the bingo lingo, Gauteng Women in Insurance (GWII) pulled together a Mix n Mingle Musical Bingo game show, on Thursday 7 October, with main sponsor Discovery and co-sponsor iTOO.
Armed with good food and snacks, their cosiest clothes and even a drink or two, Bingo calling was all part of the fun of playing bingo for the ladies.
What is bingo?
At its very simplest bingo involves someone calling a series of random numbers usually found on small tiles or balls selected from a sack or by a bingo machine. Players have cards containing a set amount of numbers.
If a number is called, which matches one on their card, they can cross it off. The first to cross off all their numbers (called a full house) wins.
The way of the game
Just like regular bingo, the Mix n Mingle Musical Bingo was played with a twist… where traditional bingo was replaced with song names!
All players got their unique digital playing cards filled with 25 well known songs, randomly generated from a playlist of 75 smash hits.
The DJ played 10 to 15 seconds each, of a wide variety of these tunes, and if the song was on a card, the ladies just clicked it on their digital card, pressing claim when they had a line of five.
The players were warned of false claims… they were denied, and the consequence was paying a forfeit; with the possibility of singing along to “Oops I did it again”.
Well done and congratulations to the spot prize winners.
GWII would like to thank main sponsor Discovery and co-sponsor iTOO for their sponsorship and support for this event.
Thank you to all the members that took part in the game show. Getting together was a great way to mix fun and some friendly competition.
We hope that you and yours had a ton of fun!
See photo album here