Baby Shower Bingo

Summary: Baby Shower Bingo is played using words associated with a newborn baby.

Ages: From 12 and up

Recommended Number of Players: From 5 to 30

Equipment:
A pen or pencil for each player
One Bingo Sheet per player

Set Up:
The game contains 30 unique bingo cards, one blank bingo card just in case you have more than thirty players and one Call Out sheet for the Host.  You will need to print the Call Out sheet, which is page one of the document, and as many bingo cards as there are players.  The blank bingo sheet is the final page of the document.

How to Play:
Pass out pens and one bingo card to each player. The host uses the call out sheet and chooses one word at a time.  The players who have that word on their bingo card cross off that square with their pen.  Another fun way to play is to have a large bowl of small candies and let the players cover their square.  Then they get to eat the candy at the end of the game, regardless of whether they called Bingo or not.

Winner:
When a player successfully gets 5 in a row on the Bingo game sheet, whether obtained horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, they shout “BINGO!” This player wins the game.

Variation:
If you have enough players, you could play "Black Out Bingo" where every square would need a different signature before the game ends.

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