Excitement, joy, anticipation… you’d never think those harmless little bingo games could spark off so many emotions. But there’s so much more to a game than meets the Kelly’s Eye, as players will know from bingo halls across the nation. If you love a good bit of bingo then you probably know just what we’re talking about with some of these…
Seeing your lucky number before a game
There it is on the bus that went past. And there it is again on that billboard. Is it a sign? It must be. You cross your fingers and wait in excited anticipation for the game to begin. That prize pot has got your name on it!
Always having just 1 number to go
Every minute is an hour in bingo time and you’ve had 1 to go for the last 3 minutes. With each number that’s called you sense impending doom, while others dab out happily call after call. And then someone shouts ‘here’ and you could curse that last number into oblivion.
The excitement when it’s a Roll On game
It doesn’t matter you missed the full house prize by a whisker – there are 8 more still to go! Winners are calling out all over the place and you’re nearly overwhelmed with excitement. Whoever invented this bingo feature is an absolute genius.
The glee when someone shouts a false full house
At first you feel rage, and then for a few seconds your personality’s replaced with a smug little goblin. The false-caller’s looking a bit flustered, they sheepishly admit to having made a mistake and you try to hide your gleeful smirk as everyone gets back to the numbers.
Thinking ‘tonight’s my lucky night’ and still not winning
While you get ready to go and you make the trip to the club, you’re as confident as Del Boy that this time tomorrow you’ll be a millionaire. You make plans in your head for what you’ll do with the cash because tonight’s the night – and then someone else shouts bingo. Oh the injustice!
Someone’s phone ringing during a game
You were at the top of your game and now this person’s put you off it. Do they not realise how important bingo is? Turning your phone on silent is crucial! It’s a time for serious winning (your winning) and you’ll be damned if you miss a number!
The sheer joy when you finally win
Your time has come at last! The bingo gods have worked in your favour and you’re now the proud owner of the night’s grand prize. You knew those bingo games were worth their weight in gold. All is good in the world.