Friday, January 19, 2007

dukie bingo

a game played at carolina by mcbabe wester & i & a few others mainly during an election law class taught by a wonderful professor whose voice reminded me too much of pat (it's time for androgyny - here comes pat!) from saturday night live to ever focus on what she was saying.

you make a bingo square (tic-tac-toe with a square around it), put the nicknames of fellow classmates who went to duke undergrad in each box, FREE in the middle. wait for them to raise their hands to ask/answer questions, cross off their nicknames X out their box and try to get 3 across, up down or diagonal - first one to do so says in street voice "BINGO" as the dukie is spouting and his or her box is x'ed and they win.

as i recall, i was the only winner and i won twice in 2 different classes and said bingo in my normal voice. many classes ended with nobody getting 3 across. sometimes it came down to the last box and so many dukies would have their hands up, a sea of dukie hands to choose, it was exciting.

it really made endless tuesday thursday classes okay.


3 comments:

sh30 said...

Nice, that reminds me of playing "box" in my legal ethics class (soooo boring). Your game sounds more fun. That in-class wifi didn't help either.

bjurk said...

funny-we had "gunner" bingo. same rules, but not limit to dukies.

skippy haha said...

aw, i was pre-laptop in class. some people had them, i used the law school notebooks with small lines that had the margin 1/3 across the page. why? i have no idea. it is good to know bingo is taking down gunners & dukies across the country.