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Have you ever been in a meeting that just seems to drag? I think we’ve all been there. We all have too many calls and too many that we don’t need to be an active participant. If you’re tired of just sitting there, watching the clock and begging it to move faster, how about a game of bingo?

We’ve created an interactive bingo board that you can use on your computer or save and print out to use during conference calls. The squares are some of the most common things that happen or are said during a conference call. Some examples are: Hearing a dog or cat in the background, having echo or feedback on the call, and someone asking, “did someone just join?” Most of these should be ones that most people are familiar with (or maybe they have done themselves!).

How do you play?

It’s best to play with other people, so share the interactive page or print them off some copies. Each time you load the interactive page, the positions of the squares will randomize.

Click here to go to the interactive and printable bingo board.

From there, each time you hear or observe the square during your call, check off the box. The first person who gets five squares in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally) wins! It’s up to you on how literal you take the requirements for each square, but we suggest being a little flexible. Below is an example of one of the possible conference call bingo boards.

Don’t forget, if you hear something funny, outrageous, or amazing during a meeting or call, submit it here or on Twitter using #OverheardOnCC for a chance to be featured on the site.

Example of a conference call bingo board


David Cusick

David Cusick is the executive editor for Overheard on Conference Calls. He comes from a strong news background and currently works in digital marketing in Raleigh, NC. His work has won multiple awards, including Interactive Content Marketing's award for Best Use of Content Marketing and the US Search Award for Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign. Additionally, his work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, CNN, ABC, Business Insider, and more.