“Bingo!” I shouted at the top of my lungs. It was a thrill. It was exciting. I was the only person under 50 there. The linoleum covered tables. The 80s music booming in the background. These are the things I remember about bingo as a child, sitting next to my elderly aunt on her weekly trip to the local RSL on the Gold Coast.
Social board games with a bit of gambling? In Asia the first thing that comes to mind would be Mah Jong, but in the western world, Bingo is the only thing I can think of. But bingo is evolving. It’s not just a game played by the elderly anymore. You can find it as an app on your latest smart phone, you can play it at uni with a bunch of college grads playing bingo crossed with faux stock markets and you can find it online.
With sites such as FoxyBingo.com, online bingo isn’t just about playing a game – there’s money to be earned (well the chance to). But what is the draw card to bingo? Can one really enjoy a game that seems outdated in an ever changing world? With so many different variations being offered there’s certainly a game that may suit you.