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.


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.