We thought of a pretty good idea that anyone can play. We first tested this out in our offices and as it turns out, everyone loves it. Basically, it’s just conference call themed bingo! The steps to creating your own game are pretty easy, and feel free to use your own creativity and inter-office lingo for optimal fun.
Since a traditional Bingo card has a 5 x 5 layout, it’s probably best to duplicate it. Basically, you’ll want to divide your paper into 5 columns and 5 rows, giving you about 25 blocks. The size of the blocks can differ, it’s really up to you and your colleagues to decide what you want to do.
Write one of the following words and phrases into the boxes:
Think outside the Box
Window of Opportunity
Low Hanging Fruit
At this Juncture
Irons In the Fire
Parking Lot (verb)
Move the Needle
Step up to the Plate
Push the Envelope
Now, while you’re on a call, check or mark off one of the squares if someone on the other end speaks one or more of the words and phrases. The point of the game is to get 5 in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and the first person to do so can shout BINGO, but make sure you’re on mute! The hardest one we have every played was the Black Out game. That’s the one with a goal to get every square checked off on the board – probably best for really long meetings and calls.
Meetings and calls can be excruciating sometimes – we get it! Having a little game to play during can help you stay awake, keep focused on the presenters, and have a bit of fun with your coworkers.