Extreme Bingo at the Green Briar

Not Your Grandma’s Bingo

Where: The Green Briar Irish PubGoogle Directions
When
: Every Tuesday night, 8:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
How Much: Trivia is free to play, just buy your booze and dinner.

A crowd of 30-40 people huddled in The Green Briar in Brighton to play Mike’s Extreme Bingo on Tuesday night. It was only the fourth meeting of this game night, but already it’s gaining popularity.

“The Green Briar is really helpful with promoting it,” said the event organizer, Mike Janedy. The Irish Pub has a well attended trivia night on Wednesdays and other fun events throughout the week.

So you’re dying to know, what is extreme bingo??

If you’ve ever played real bingo, you receive a card with a series of numbers on it, and you check off the number if it’s called. In Mike’s extreme version he replaces the numbers with words and incorporates videos and music. Each round has a category.

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My favorite round was 80’s & 90’s videos. Photo by Cat Trudell.

For example, the first round we played was cartoon characters. Mike would display a picture of Mickey Mouse on the screen, and you would check off “Mickey Mouse” if you had it on your card. The last round was female singers. Mike played a 30 second clip of Selena Gomez and you marked “I Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself” if you had it on your card. The first round you just had to get five squares in a row. The last round it was the first player to mark every square on his or her card.

Each round had a cash or gift card prize. My table won the last round! The gift card ended up being $25.

The game progressed so quickly, I barely had time to drink my beer or eat my burger … but I made time.

The game starts promptly at 8:30 p.m. and ended right at 10:30 p.m.

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