If you have been hanging around these pages for awhile, then you are probably aware about our love for all thing music bingo! If you haven’t been here before, then let us enlighten you! Music Bingo is basically THE CHOICE for entertainment in pubs and restaurants across the country. Game play is pretty similar to regular bingo, except players have to match up the song being played to one of the clues on their card. It is one part bingo, one part dance party, and two parts music trivia!
Sounds like a blast, right?
Trust us, it is. Here at Fat City Entertainment, we already host two weekly music bingo shows, and we are always answering questions from people wanting to host their own show. So, because of all the buzz, we decided to create a Music Bingo Membership! Our membership will give you all the supplies you need to start your own show, no matter where you live. The bingo cards are available for instant download, and the bingo daubers are shipped right to your door. Boom. Music Bingo Show.
First of all, let’s talk about those cards. Your membership will include enough cards to play twelve different games. This variety will make it easy for you to set up a weekly or monthly show, repeat shows are the best way to keep the revenue flowing! The subjects and music genres vary so you can play to your crowd, whether young or old, with things like The Beatles, Hair Bands, Michael Jackson, and One Hit Wonders. Some of the cards are a little trickier than others so choose your games wisely! Worried about where you will find all that music? Don’t be! The cards come with an accompanying Spotify playlist to make it super easy for you to get started.
The rules of the game are super simple and easy to customize! Have your players get a tradition bingo (vertical, horizontal, or diagonal), or play games like 4 corners or double bingo. Have a playlist that you really love? Maximize the amount of songs you can hear by playing a full card blackout game!
Next let’s discuss your show! Music bingo is an easy show to host, much easier to get started than a trivia show or open mic night. A music bingo host can run a 2 hour show in just about any venue with minimal equipment to set up. Just bring along these bingo cards and daubers, the Spotify playlist, and an iPod or laptop. If you can plug into your venue’s sound system that is great, otherwise, you may need to bring your own speaker. We also suggest using a microphone for hosting, but it is not absolutely necessary especially if you know how to project your voice.
You can easily insert interactive bonus rounds or prizes in your game by making people sing or dance along to the music. Remember, you are the host! Make the show your own, and it will be that much more entertaining for your group!
Last, let’s get excited about the daubers! It may not seem like they are that big of a deal, and you can surely run your show with a box of crayons, but your players will find your show that much more memorable when you whip out these multi-colored daubers. It adds just that little bit of flair that pub game players love. It can give your show an edge over the competition, especially if you are competing with a lot of venues in your area.
Print your bingo sheets on colored paper to add even more fun, but just remember to make sure your print is legible and your daubers marks can be seen on whatever paper color you choose.
Do you need another reason to snag yourself a music bingo membership? Probably not, but we wanted to throw in one last incentive anyway. Lucky you. Use the discount code: MB3030 for an extra 30% off the listed price. Now that is a good deal. Head over to the trivia store today and snag your music bingo membership before this limited time deal expires! (Coupon code is good for the next 30 days.)
So, hosts, what are you waiting for? It’s time to play!
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