Music Bingo: What Is It And How Do You Play?

Are you looking for the perfect game to spice up your party? Why not try out music bingo? Check out this guide to see what it is and how you can play.

Have you ever been to a party and the board games got boring quickly? Or there were too many people who wanted to play? Maybe someone got angry and flipped over the game board?

Disasters like these are every party host’s nightmare! But how do you avoid these situations at your own party?

If you’re planning a party, you’ll need games big enough to include everyone and fun enough to entice your guests to play.

Music bingo is a fun spin on traditional bingo that allows your guests to jam out to snippets of their favorite songs while playing competitively against other music lovers!

Not sure how to play? Let us tell you!

The Rules for Music Bingo

1. Instead of letters and numbers, the caller, or “DJ” in this case, plays 10-15 seconds of a song. Ideally, the songs are well-known by the players or popular songs heard on the radio.

2. The players who recognize the song and see it listed on their card mark the square with a bingo chip.

3. The DJ keeps playing snippets of songs until someone gets 5 chips in a row, four corners, a diamond, or any other approved pattern on their bingo card and calls out, “Bingo!”

4. The players can either clear their cards or continue playing.

There are different variations of the game including instances where players have to get “blackout” where they fill every square on their card to win.

However you choose to play, be sure your guests know the rules.

What You’ll Need for Your Music Bingo Game

You’ll need players and a caller, as well as custom bingo cards with song lyrics, artists’ names, or song titles, depending on how you want to play. You can make your own free bingo cards to ensure you and your guests will be familiar with the songs on their cards.

You’ll need a good sound system and access to all of the songs mentioned on the bingo cards.

If bragging rights and fun aren’t enough incentive to entice your party-goers to play, you may also need cool prizes.

Where to Play

Playing music bingo during a party at your house seems like an obvious location, but feel free to get creative! Bingo can be played indoors or outdoors, and for more occasions than just a party!

Children at community events and elderly people in assisted living facilities would also appreciate the change from traditional bingo to the music bingo game!

Throwing a Successful Party

There’s a lot that goes into throwing a fun party or planning a successful event. Amid the plans for snack foods and comfortable seating, you’ll need fun activities for your guests.

In addition to being fun for a large group of people, music bingo can also allow you to introduce your friends to some amazing new tunes! Just be sure to play lyrics that correspond well to the song title so you don’t confuse anyone!

For ideas on what you can feature on your music bingo cards, check out our New Releases category!

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