People Bingo is consistently our most popular ice breaker game for adults, used by teachers in the classroom, managers in the conference room, and by event planners at seminars. And then they take it home and use it at parties and other gatherings. The game is that flexible, fun, and effective.
It's also incredibly easy, and cheap!, to customize. We'll show you how. Below you'll find printable directions for how to play the game, instructions for making your own bingo cards, and lots of ideas for people characteristics to put on your cards.
I'd like to give a shout out to the people in the Continuing Education forum who played the game with us online there and filled us with outrageous ideas. We couldn't print all of them, so if you're curious, come on in and join us.
Go forth and have a ton of fun!
It's easy to make your own People Bingo cards. They can be as fancy as you want, or printed on plain old printer paper. That's what I do. Easy.
If you have a big budget and don't want to bother doing this part yourself, you can buy bingo cards online. There are companies out there that allow you to customize them. Try:
One of the great things about playing People Bingo is that you can customize the people characteristics on the cards based on your specific group of people. Have a wild and crazy group? You'll have a lot of fun. Need to spice up a dull group? You'll want to be a little more conservative, but you can still rock their world. A little.
Here's our first list: People Bingo Idea List No. 1