Above everything, bingo is one of the most multiplayer social games you can play. Although these days I play a lot more video games, I still miss visiting our local bingo hall with my Granny.
It was a bit like entering a whole other world, the sights, sounds and smells were all alien to me. Although I loved these trips, there was a slight trepidation in entering this unusual space. But as time went by I slowly got to learn the language and rhythm of different games.
Funnily, I remember a similar experience when I first ventured onto Xbox live. Although only a virtual space, it was no less intimidating. Everyone else seemed to know what they were doing, and used words I hadn't heard before. Clans, matches, gamer scores and camping slowly became things I understood, but it took a good bunch of Xbox Live friends to get me through.
It was with some excitement then that I stumble upon a couple of great bingo sites. Not only did it take me back to memories of my grand parents, but it also offered an easy way for my friends to enjoy a game I loved.
With sites like mecca bingo becoming a more popular activity online, I was pleased to remember how many happy memories bingo still had and how in these days of Xbox live and PSN there is also an easier way to get started before venturing out into the real carpeted Bingo Halls.
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