Friends Bingo Review
Friends Bingo is a 90 ball game that first launched at Foxy Bingo and as you might have guessed it’s themed on the popular US Sitcom of the same name. In many respects it’s very similar to the Corrie Bingo variant that can be found at Gala. It consists of a base 90 ball game but includes additional features such as a Central Perk Community Ticket and a Character Community Pot. The only thing that’s missing is the theme tune so you’ll have to hum that yourself.
How To Play Friends Bingo
PLaying Friends Bingo is basically the same as any other 90 ball game. However before you can select your tickets you need to select a character – choose from Ross, Phoebe, Rachel, Joey, Chandler and Monica. To select your character you need to click on the image at the bottom left of the ticket purchasing area. When you click on a character a colour will light up behind them – so for example Team Monica is light blue. Once you’ve made your character selection it’s simply a case of purchasing tickets up to a maximum of 48.
After eyes down Friends Bingo then plays as normal. The numbers are called and players aim to win on one line, two lines and a full house. At the end of the game the Central Perk Community Ticket comes into play. If the number call for the full house matches an available number on the community ticket it is marked off. If this number does not complete a line then an Any Number Prize of £2 is awarded. If it completes a line then prizes of £10, £15 and £75 are awarded for 1L, 2L and FH respectively. Once the community ticket has been completed a new one is set-up ready for the next game.
But whtat about that player selection process that happened at the start of the game? Well each Friend is represented by 15 different numbers (1-15, 16-30 etc) all the way up to 90. Each set of 15 balls is assigned a colour and each draw adds to a team’s performance. At the end of the game the team with the most coloured numbers drawn is deemed the winner and therefore all players who have chosen that team share a prize pot. Take it from us that it’s a lot easier to understand in action than it is to explain in words.
Friends Bingo was the first unique game to arrive on the new Entain (formerly GVC, previously Cozy Games) platform. It doesn’t seem to attract that many players which is disappointing because it isn’t a bad game. We do wonder whether it needs more Friends content to make it interesting – for example Ross doing the number calls or some classic clips interspersed between games as they do on Corrie Bingo. If the Friends Reunion Special does come to fruition then this could give the game a much needed boost in terms of player numbers.