|The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.|
The BINGO team has developed a game of bingo about the BINGO project that has been applied in several dissemination opportunities. Actually, the BINGO project game uses cards with sorted numbers that are distributed by the participants and these numbers are sorted in a random way by a game pivot till someone fulfils its card, just like a traditional bingo game. But to enhance a cross-learning ambiance between participants, these numbers are associated to questions (that are made by the game pivot) and to the correspondent answers (that are in the participants cards). So, the pivot has a coffee cup were each number and question is associated to an icecream stick put in it with the numbers hidden in the bottom of the cup, He/she picks randomly a stick and makes first the question (telling the number only afterwards) and participants are teased to find the answer in their cards. The one who found the right answer and the correspondent number in his card is asked to read it out loud to everyone.
It becomes a very interactive, engaged and fun way to share information. At the end of the game, participants can keep going making questions and/or share additional information and debate on the addressed topics. They also can take the cards with them and keep debating and share the answers with relatives and friends.
You can download the templates for the BINGO game to play in your institution! We adapted the game for 2 types of contexts: to use in CoPs with water-related stakeholders and to use in schools and other events involving society at large.
The game is played by following these instructions:
Host of BINGO (partner from LNEC) game asking a question
Participant reading an answer