For a game that’s so simple to play, bingo sure does have a devoted following. But perhaps that’s because it is so simple to play. The rise and rise of the online version of the game has also introduced a whole new generation to the game that was first devised and marketed back in the 1930s by a travelling salesman called Edwin S. Lowe.
So, if you know someone who loves bingo, or maybe you do yourself, here are some gift and gadget ideas that are sure to go down well.
A 10.5” iPad
It may be that multi-tasking while playing is the order of the day. By getting an iPad it’s going to mean that listening to music, or even checking on the weather, is going to be easy and not disrupt the game. We’ve gone for the 10.5” screen because this hits that delicate balance between not being one of the most expensive models you could choose and giving you a screen that’s big enough for the game. Plus, with the forthcoming iOS14 promising to be better for gamers than ever before, it could make bingo even easier to play.
When someone’s enjoying themselves the last thing they want is to be distracted. It could be that they’re on the verge of winning the jackpot in one of their favourite bingo games like Crystal Room or taking part in a TV-themed game like Deal or No Deal, but they’re going to need to concentrate. So, what better way to cut out the outside world with a pair of noise-cancelling headphones? They don’t have to cost a fortune – a pair of highly acclaimed Cowin E7s can be had for under $60. And, if that helps to clinch that jackpot, it’s money very well spent. Regardless of what happens, outside noise will not be a problem anymore!
A super comfortable gaming chair
The old-style bingo halls were often far from comfortable, but that certainly didn’t stop millions of players flocking to them every week. But imagine how much more pleasurable the bingo experience would be from the comfort of a purpose-designed gaming chair. These range widely in price, but you should be able to find a decent one for a little over $100. Of course, the more you spend, the more features it will have, from in-built speakers to some that will even give a relaxing back massage as you play.
Winning at bingo’s all about striking it lucky so what could be better than a gift of jewellery to encourage some of that good fortune to come the wearer’s way? Have a look around online and you’ll find plenty of sites selling everything from bracelets with lucky bingo charms to necklaces bedecked with four-leaf clovers or even a personalized bingo card. Trinkets such as this may soon become good-luck items, so it’s always considerate to find out what type of jewellery they like first!
So, there are plenty of ideas about how to make the bingo-playing experience better than ever. They’d all be great to receive – and even better if you decide to treat yourself.
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