Hex Bingo & Hexabingo Arrive Together
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You wait for ages for one bingo game involving hexagons and then two arrive at once. In what can only be described as a remarkable coincidence both Relax Gaming (Bingo.com & Unibet Bingo) and Tombola have launched brand new versions of our favourite game but both have a hexagon theme. Both games are very different in their look and approach but both are well worth a look. Hexabingo arrived first and is a three player game whilst Hex is another exciting addition to the Tombola roster.
Hexabingo Launched At Bingo.com
Hexabingo is a refreshing change when it comes to variations on the bingo theme. It’s actually a three player game that’s quite like poker in style and design. You pick your wager and then wait for other players to join the room. Each player has a 3×3 ticket and the aim of this 27 ball game is to be the first player to get a horizontal line (spelling out the word HEX). There are no prizes for clearing a vertical or horizontal line.
When you load up Hexabingo you’ll be told that you can win up to £100,000! This sounds great but it’s not as clear cut as that. This is because you first need to wager £100 (yes £100) and hope that the computer picks the big money jackpot when you start the game. One feature of Hexabingo is that at the start it offers you two potential prizes from six at the start of each game. Frustratingly the computer always picks the lowest prize. You can play from just 50p but we do think Relax Gaming need to review the price points here.
Hex Arrives At Tombola
Using hexagons in a different way are Tombola. They’ve added Hex to their already impressive roster. It’s a 30 ball game that offers a full house prize to the first player to clear 10 numbers. Get a full house in 12 calls or less to pick up a x10,000 jackpot whilst it’s x1000 for a win in 14 calls or less. Hex is much cheaper to play than Hexabingo and a ticket costs from just 10p. The maximum wager is £2. Hexabingo could learn quite a lot from Tombola on this score.
The added twist to Hex is that before a game you’re asked to pick a colour from one of five options. If your chosen colour matches the colour of the full house number then you win your stake back. This means you have an extra chance to win although when we played our chosen colour never seemed to make it to the final call. Hex is another wonderful addition to Tombola who already have impressive games such as The Machine and Paper. However it’s tough to win the big prizes due to the popularity of the site.
PlayOJO Bingo Promises Fair Bingo
PlayOJO are perhaps most well known for being a fair play casino with no wagering terms on bonuses. They’re now aiming to apply the same ethos to online bingo having teamed up with Pragmatic Play to launch their own rooms. We say their own rooms but in reality they’re sharing most of the same 75, 80 and 90 ball games – including Bingo Burst – with Jumpman Network sites, Nektan Bingo sites and the likes of Crown Bingo and soon to launch Lottoland Bingo.
However there is an exclusive Equaliser Room at PlayOJO which is exclusive to the site and that offers fair games. These are Even Stevens style games where all players purchase the same number of tickets. Additionally any bonuses on free bingo tickets or free spins are paid as real cash. And if all that wasn’t enough PlayOJO returns 10% of your ticket purchases back as cash. We know they’re running a big advertising campaign for their PlayOJO Bingo rooms but wonder whether the Pragmatic Play set up is enough for players. Despite it’s prevalence across big brands like recently launched Mirror Bingo it’s still not gaining traction.