The goal, obviously, is to get a bingo. But for those who really love a challenge, the ultimate goal is to get a blackout. This is all for fun and bragging rights, as there are no prizes. You can use the above photo or find the PDF on Google Drive.
There are just a couple of rules:
- For a book to count for a square, you must have read a minimum of 50 pages. You are NOT required to finish a book before marking a bingo square complete.
- You may fit your book into as many squares as you can. So say you read 250 pages of the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, you could fit that into (1) Read a book that won an award, (2) Read a book with a unique cover, (3) Re-Read a Favorite, (4) Read in three different locations, (5) Read a book with a character that shares similar characteristics as you, (6) Read a total of 150 pages, (7) Read a children’s book, and (8) Read a book with an animal on the cover. You could also fit several others in there, if you did a reading sprints and got this as your first read with a coin flip, and read in your pjs. So it isn’t too difficult to get a black out, if you do a little bit of pre-planning.
The Bingo board has been posted to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads and you can participate in any or all of the platforms. You can also let us know about completed Bingos or Blackouts here. Good luck to all and “May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor!’
*Parents participating with children, feel free to adapt the challenge to what will work for your child. No need to ask permission before doing so.