Keep Yourself Entertained, Call Style

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.

The Board
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:

 

Deliverable
Actionable
Synergy
ROI
Buy-In
Value-add
Bleeding Edge
Scalable
Best Practice
Think outside the Box
Leverage
Drill Down
Hard Stop
110%
Window of Opportunity
Low Hanging Fruit
Above Board
Agreeance
At this Juncture
Back Door
Irons In the Fire
Kudos
Deep Dive
Parking Lot (verb)
Circle Back
Move the Needle
Reach Out
Step up to the Plate
Push the Envelope
Narrative
Check in
Table This
Touching Base
Operationalize
Brand Trajectory
Methodology
Monetize
Capitalize
Incentivize
Mission Critical
Downsize
Pop-Off

 

The Game
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.

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