2 Paper Cards (12 boards) $40.00 ($3.33 per board)
24 Electronic Boards$40.00 ($1.67 per board)
48 Electronic Boards$50.00 ($1.04 per board)
Family Pack $80.00 (48 Electronic Boards + 2 Paper Cards (12 boards) ) ($1.33 per board)
All can participate but you need someone over 18 to buy boards and claim a prize.
The last round of the night has a bigger award and the Boards cost more. The jackpots get bigger as the night moves along and get bigger each night. I think the jack pots started at ~$100 on the first game of the first night and our final jackpot was several thousand dollars. They also offer expensive prizes from the ship’s stores, etc and they also offer a number of door prizes over the course of the night.
They offer a lot of different styles of bingo. They usually start with the basics and then move along to blackout, 4 corners, horizontal only, etc. The MC puts on a fun show with music, lights, & dancing.
The paper sheets are tear offs, which are not ideal in my book because if DS6 tears the wrong one, it’s a mess, because you can’t claim on a damaged card. Bring a highlighter or a sharpee.
The other catch is that the last number called must appear in the winning pattern, so if your child spaces out, you can’t claim after the next number is drawn
The electronic “Boards” sort of look like the old milton bradley “merlin” game system, except it’s a 5x5 lcd instead of 3x3 and they show the card closest to winning, but track all cards.
People that buy 48 Electronic Boards are at significant advantage to win, playing ~$1 a card instead of $5 a card for the people that get the minimum. Electronic cards don’t make mistakes, so you don’t lose if DS 8 missed to do a mark. But they are a little less fun. We got the best value of fun / odds by splitting a family pack with another family
They offer a free card to start the next night it if you played the previous day and remembered the code word they gave out at the end. If you play every night, you get a discount on boards for the jumbo jackpot at the end of the last night.
DS 6 & 8 got this for their birthday after the cruise and played it a lot. They share a birthday.