Everyone is familiar with bingo, a game that has gained a lot of popularity in the past years, especially in the UK. Bingo is becoming more popular thanks to the diversity of games and bingo rooms. What’s more, now we have online bingo that offers even better games, bonuses, promotions, and jackpots. A fast-growing type of bingo is the Human Bingo that is a great icebreaker game often used as teaching or for people to get to know each other. Whether you have three or 30 people to play with, Human Bingo is pretty easy and simple game. Here’s a full guide to Human Bingo.
Introduction to Human Bingo
Human Bingo is also known as People Bingo, Autograph Game, or Did You Know Bingo, so you might have come across one of these names. It is a type of bingo that helps people learn interesting facts about each other. Being a great icebreaker game, human bingo is also used as an educational tool in schools. It is also a great game for families to play during holidays and vacations.
The game works best with any number of people, and it can be played both indoors and outdoors. The point of human bingo is for every participant to introduce themselves, and then find people who match the traits on the card. People walk around the room or wherever you are playing and mingle until they find people that match the facts written on the human bingo cards. Interesting, right?
Create your own Human Bingo cards and questions
Of course, if you want to play bingo, you’re going to need bingo cards, no matter what type of bingo you’ll be playing. There are many places online where you can download already created bingo cards, but the fun of Human Bingo is in the personalised cards. For that reason, it is advisable to make your own human bingo cards. You can make them using regular printer paper, as well as online where you can create customised cards.
If you know your participants, make a list of 20 to 25 interesting traits that describe each of them in different aspects. For example, use traits like “has a tattoo”, “has a baby”, “once lived in Germany”, “has been a football player”, etc. If you don’t know your participants, make a list of general traits such as “loves dogs”, “drives a car”, “drinks coffee”, etc. Then, the participants have 30 minutes to introduce themselves and the game begins!
Start playing Human Bingo
As we already said, human bingo can be played with an unlimited number of people. However, it is advisable to play human bingo with up to 30 people. If your group is larger than 30, try dividing the participants into smaller groups.
When your bingo cards are prepared and the participants have introduced themselves, you are ready to play. Give each participant a human bingo card and a pen. Explain to them what they should do - they have to put the person’s name that matches with the trait written on the card. The participant who will fill five boxes across or down yells “Bingo!” and is a winner.
Have fun and share your experiences
With participants introducing themselves and sharing interesting facts about them, you will get to know them better and will learn something new. Also, you can describe how you feel, dissolve barriers, and the most important, have fun.
Human Bingo allows you to create a customised version of the game that will make your group happy. No matter how you are going to play human bingo, remember to have fun. The main goal of this game is to make participants happier and more comfortable with each other. So, enjoy the game!