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People Bingo Collection

All of our popular People Bingo resources in one place


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!

1. How to Play People Bingo

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If you've never played People Bingo, you'll want to start here with our printable instructions: People Bingo

2. How to Make People Bingo Cards

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Deb Peterson

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.

How to Make People Bingo Cards

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:

  • Teachnology has a card maker that allows you to shuffle the phrases on each card.
  • Print-Bingo.com allows you to customize with your own words or use their suggestions.

3. People Bingo Idea List No. 1

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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

4. People Bingo Idea List No. 2

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More great ideas for you: People Bingo Idea List No. 2

5. People Bingo Idea List No. 3

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Another great list of general ideas: People Bingo Idea List No. 2

6. People Bingo Idea List No. 4

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Stewart Cohen - Getty Images
This is our first list of ideas specifically for groups of women: People Bingo Idea List No. 2. We used it at Marvelous! Girls' Night Out and it was a hit.

7. People Bingo Idea List No. 5

People Bingo Idea List No. 5
Deb Peterson
We had so much fun with our first People Bingo game at Marvelous! Girls' Night Out, that we played again with new cards: People Bingo Idea List No. 5

8. People Bingo Christmas Idea List

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Having a holiday party? This is a fun list of ideas with a holiday theme.

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