2019 is turning out to be a great year for Live Entertainment, specifically, Music Bingo!
The newest edition of music bingo card download & print games takes us around the world in only a single night. To be more specific, if you choose to go all the way to a blackout, and play the whole song every time, it would take 1 hour and 38 minutes.
But I suggest from my experience that playing about 60-90 seconds or through the "meat" of the song works best to keep your guest's interest.
I often start with "1st line any direction" for a Bingo, but not always. Sometimes I jump right to "1st ex or plus sign". Kind of depends on how many prizes I want to give away this game. If I only have one big prize to give away, I might go all the way to blackout, but there would be a chance 2 or more guests get one at the same time.. Also, remember that if you play ALL the songs.. Everyone has a Blackout! lol Make sure your prize box is full, in this case.
Though I've actually played every song before too for smaller crowds to whom I wanted to give all a prize. And some people never came up to claim it because they didn't get all the songs. I try to go around and help players that might be struggling during songs too. I want people to get it right, and to enjoy themselves. As an entertainer, I know that my product is tiny pangs of excitement and serotonin coursing through their veins in an escalating fashion, often referred to as "a show". Haha
Cities it too much fun not to be a staple game for your gigs.
All the big ones are here. "New York Groove", "Drinking in LA", even "Okie From Muskogee" made it in this playlist. Well, why don't I just show you:
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Our Music dobOFF Bingo Games are now being hosted in several English speaking countries around the world.
Do you have regular parties with your oldest friends where things kinda get boring? We just created this new awesome Bingo Night game for you! If your friends loved the 70s (or even lived through them) this game is for them!
Planning a 70s party
Spice up your party making it full 70s theme! All you need is the following:
The 70s means disco, and nothing is more disco than a disco ball! You don't even have to spend that much on one, a simple and cheap one like this one hung from a thread with a couple of lights pointed to it should be perfect! You can also get some cheap disco lights to light up the party!
This is also a great time to dust off some old vinyl records and lava lamps. Finally get all metallic balloons and streamers and bright-colored table cloths. You can also use some cheap fuzzy dice from a gas station and keep some 70s shows on the tv. Decor for the 70s can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it
Getting a costume doesn't have to be expensive. The 70s were disastrous for fashion but very fun to play dress-up! Think of bad afros, giant platform shoes, round sunglasses, bell bottom pants and shiny, colorful make-up! You probably have some of that in your closet already, all you might need is a cheap afro wig and sideburns! Keep some of those laying around for guests to use.
Extra points for anyone wearing roller skates!
You can use any food sold in a roller skating rink, think hot dogs, nachos, casseroles and burgers.
If you want to step it up a notch and really give your party an unforgettable twist, you can always try and prepare some dishes from that famous Buzzfeed post about weird 70s food. Keep in mind, unless they're truly Generation X, people may not like those so one or two dishes from there as a prop more than a main dish is probably your safest bet.
You can have the best food and decor with an audience that got in costume. All of that is meaningless if they aren't having fun! And what better way to ensure they're having fun than with an awesome 70s-themed music bingo!
Bingo was huge in the 70s so you and your guests can have a lot of fun while listening to Santana, ABBA and the Jackson 5! We curated a list so all you have to do is get the game, print the sheets and play! This is a perfect thing to have under your sleeve to know that, even if the food isn't great or your guests don't know each other very well, they'll come out knowing that they just had an amazing time!
Check out our 70's music bingo right here!
Are you ready to make your own bingo game? We just made it easier with our completely free bingo cards generator!
Here's how you use it.
Step 1: Come up with a theme and answers
We start with the fun immediately! Come up with a title for your cards. This can be any subject of your choice! Here are a few fun ideas:
Then come up with questions and answers. You have to come up with at least 25. Remember, the more you put in, the harder it'll be to win the game!
Step 2: Input the information
Once you have your game all set start filling up the info on the generator. Separate the options with a comma. Don't forget to add a free space if you want one!
Once you have all of them decide how many you want to print. Pro tip: always print a few more than you need. It's way better to have some extra and not need them than needing them and not having any. You want to be prepared for that extra unexpected guest!
Step 3: Print the cards
Once you have all the info you're ready to print it out. Simply download the file as a PDF, open it and print from there! The files will come out ready to print with black ink for you to print in colorful papers if you want to!
Finally if you want to polish things up, you can trim the cards with a pair of scissors.
Step 4: Have fun!
You're now all set to play your very own, personalized bingo game!
Do you want games ready to go? Check out all of the music bingo options we have for you ready to use!
Written by Dusty Ramsbottom, February 4th, 2019
Valentine’s Day can either be a night to remember, or a complete pain in the kaboose. Well, I am here to tell you now, that IT CAN BE BOTH!
Ok, so for those of you reading this who do not really know what we do here, we create game’s nights that kooky entertainers like myself can download and use at parties, weekly trivia nights, or even big event productions. Some are “Team” games like Fat Bottom Trivia, or there are games that are more fun as individuals, such as Music dobOFF or Triv81.
Many of the games were written by myself personally, but some have been written by some of the other experienced hosts within our community. If you ever have suggestions for new games, or special requests, just let me know! -> firstname.lastname@example.org
All the games have been tested in front of real audiences, and I know every game can be a great tool in your repertoire as an entertainer to create fun events, that people will remember and talk about for weeks after the fact. They are pretty much all family-friendly other than the slight innuendo here and there. In-yer-end-o.. Ha!
We now have games prepared for pretty much all the big holidays, and here are my top picks for Valentine’s Day this year!
Game #1 - The Opening Act, “Girls Vs Boys” Music Bingo
Game #2 - Now Let’s Get Them On Their Feet, “Lust & Love” Game Show
Plug your computer into a big-screen, or even use Chromecast or Apple TV to mirror your screen, and you are ready for an interactive Jeopardy!-esque game show. Though these games are more interactive with extra side-games, and a final challenge. You’ll need Powerpoint or an equivalent to run the program.
(Check out Brian and Chris Jones from the Jones Zone Podcast host this game for their friends at Loom Coworking in Fort Mill, South Carolina)
Game #3 - Music Trivia Party - “Turnt Up”
If you want to take it up a notch, finish off with an all-music trivia game. Give bonus points to the teams with high energy, dancing and participation. These games are based on old-school entertaining we used to do at the bars with only 2 cd players and a wireless microphone. We’ve since cleaned up the format and added the questions and side-games on the big-screen. But a good host knows how to work a room with any tools at their disposal.
Don’t forget to follow the music playlist for this game.
Thanks for sticking through this read. If you want some more information on how to host your own kick-ass parties, here’s a secret code for a free download of the Host Handbook from the trivia store: host100
I like to give bonuses for those of us who focus and can see things through until the end. :)
Quick Tips on How to Make Your Bar and Restaurant More Revenue in 2019 and Save Money on Entertainment
Anybody who has been in the bar industry long enough knows it takes some tricks to maximizing bar tabs which will in turn maximize tips and overall revenue. Those can be easy (upselling, promoting shifts). The real trick is to maximize revenue while minimizing costs. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that bar owners are spending WAY too much money on live entertainment. I was managing a beach bar in Southern California for years and day after day we are forking out hundreds if not thousands of dollars to bring in local bands. Add in the bands comp tabs, discounted food, is it really worth it? Is it paying off? I understand that maybe that's your shtick but for the rest of us where live music is a novelty or perhaps there just isn’t enough space in the venue, we need affordable alternatives.
There are lots of ways to cut costs around the bar but there’s no need to start seperating two ply into one ply just yet (for all you Dunder Mifflin fans out there). One of the quickest and cheapest ways of getting people in the door is trivia. It might sound simple but nowadays it's more popular than ever. Hosts are no longer that half-interested guy in the corner with a mic that sounds like an adult from Charlie Brown. People are teaming up all week long to find the best shows around, I have seen first hand the effects of a well put together trivia night and the volume of patrons it can attract. This, coupled with some drink specials and prize giveaways (you’d be surprised how many people will show up for free koozies) and you’re on your way to a full bar with an end of the night payout of less than 100 bucks.
4 Ways you can advertise and incentivise customers to come to your establishment, and be a part of your community.
(photo of Ryan Henderson, Fat City Host)
In every bar there is someone that is looking for a bit of fun & fast cash, start with offering $25 cash and a $25 bar tab for a few hours of work. That cook in the kitchen who is always singing and dancing or the barback that is overly friendly would be the perfect candidate to host. All you would have to do is buy some ready to go trivia games and a mic and start promoting. There are tons of trivia groups for you to join on FB and reddit. Look up trivia groups in the area and start pushing your “Tricky Tuesday Trivia”. Everybody loves a good band but let’s remind people of how fun it is to get drunk and play games with your friends!
This is Aly! if you have any additional tips and tricks feel free to leave them in the comments! :)