Just a few days ago, I found myself stuck in a small shopping mall due to heavy rain, which subsequently put traffic to a disappointing halt. There was just no way to get back home so I decided to look around for something to do. Movies? Percy Jackson 2 and Despicable Me 2 are screening. Uninteresting. Arcade games? Nope, I play too much video games, already. Bingo! Yes, there was a small bingo joint in the mall and I bought 3 cards, one for each round. :)
I understand the basics of the game: note the numbers, follow the patterns, the first person to complete shouts “BINGO!!!”. I played and lost all 3 cards. The first card was a complete bust (I marked only 6 spots); the second was worse, marked only 4 spots. The third, however, is way more exciting. I filled all but two more (B-2 and I-39).. B-something, G-something, G-something, O-something, I-something. The sixth number was called and someone shouted “BINGO!!!”. Someone beat me to it. I lost all three cards but, somehow, I enjoyed the excitement and anticipation of waiting for balls B-2 and I-39 to be called. It was just fun, really fun.
Today, I remembered how fun it was so I started looking for online bingo websites. The best site I found, so far, is bingogodz.com. Why? Because Bingo Godz add a couple of twists to the traditional mechanics. All the usuals are still there, various games, each with its own theme, prices, etc. Then there’s the God collecting, which I find really fun. Basically, as much as you play, you get to collect Godz (36 of them), each with abilities.They have an iOS and Android app so you can play directly on your smartphone. The site also offer other games that I have yet to try.
Back to my rainy day tale. After playing, the heavy rainfall abated into a drizzle and I managed to walk my way back home, 1 km. (The heavy traffic made commuting almost impossible.) When I got home, I checked the latest weather reports and found out that there was a storm. :|
Note to self: Make it a habit to check weather reports from time-to-time.
Nevertheless, re-discovering Bingo was extremely fun, specially now that there’s an online alternative.