Since it is a well known fact that the girls at Girls Are Geeks like to make up games, it is not surprisingly that we have a few that we’ve made up related to Disney since we are there, well, often. Today’s game is a game of bingo, only not one that you play in a room with letters and numbers, but one that works on the streets of the Magic Kingdom.
You have probably seen other bingo games like this. We used to have one for long car rides when you could mark boxes for seeing things like barns and cows and certain types of restaurants. I’ve also seen similar games played during scientific talks looking for particular catch phrases or common presentation mistakes such as saying “umm” or making crazy laser circles. I like this one from PhD Comics.
Making your own game of bingo is easy and can be done for any place you go often, for us, that’s Disney. You simply find things that happen over and over again and create boards based on that list. For Disney, some of our items include seeing a small child done up entirely in Princess garb or spotting a couple wearing their respective bride and groom Mickey ears. We carry the board around the parks and mark things off as we go. The first one to fill their board has to shout “Bingo!” in the middle of wherever they are. That’s the best part!
Hopefully, as you read this, I am marking many spots on my Bingo board. Maybe we can get together and make con Bingo for PAX East this year. Who’s in?