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Body Boosting Bingo

What is Body Boosting Bingo?

Body Boosting Bingo is the health craze for older people that’s sweeping the country. We’ve been hosting games from Gretna to John O’Groats and even did a special showcase game with MSPs at the Scottish Parliament. It’s proved so popular that we’ve developed versions that members can host whenever it suits you. And it’s free for Age Scotland members!

It is all about supporting people to participate in exercise, promoting muscle strength and balance in a fun and lively way. We know that increasing our muscle strength and fitness levels can make a huge difference to our physical and mental health. It can make us feel stronger, happier and help us to keep doing the things that we want to do to keep us independent and enjoying life.

Body Boosting Bingo is similar to a regular game of bingo however each number called relates to an exercise or activity. For example ‘number 10 let’s twist again’ ‘number 8 lift some weights’.

The exercises included in Body Boosting Bingo are based on research evidence with a few fun activities added in that gently encourages people to join in. Within the game, we demonstrate seated and standing versions of each activity and participants can choose which version they wish to join in with.

How do I play Body Boosting Bingo?

Member groups and individual members can request one printed version and one digital version of Body Boosting Bingo. Find out more below.

Download Body Boosting Bingo

Who is this version for?
This version works well if you are comfortable with computerised technology. It is suitable for groups of all sizes but may be the best option if you have a larger group.

What will Age Scotland provide?
You can download the Body Boosting Bingo (BBB) game and bingo cards using the buttons below. Alternatively, you can call our Helpline on 0800 024 2222 and we can send you a USB stick with the game and bingo cards pre-loaded so you can copy it to your device.

What will I need to use it?
To use this you will need to have a computer, laptop or tablet and have access to the internet to download BBB. Once downloaded, BBB will be on your device. You will not need access to the internet when you are playing.
You can show it on your device screen but you can also show it on a television screen or use a projector for larger audiences. If you are going to use a smart TV you will need to have a cable to connect your device to the TV. If you are going to use a projector you should consider whether the sound on your device will be loud enough for the room or if you will need separate speakers.

Then you’re all set! All you need now is a pen for each player so they can mark their bingo card and perhaps a prize for the winner!

Body Boosting Bingo DVD

Who is this version for?
This version is for those who do not wish to download the programme and have a DVD readable drive on their computer. It will allow you to install the programme on your PC or laptop for use at any time.

What will Age Scotland provide?
We will provide a DVD with the BBB game pre-loaded and 24 bingo cards.

What will I need to use it?
A windows compatible PC or laptop. Once you’re set up, all you need is a pen for each player so they can mark their bingo card and perhaps a prize for the winner!

Body Boosting Bingo Pocket Game

Who is this version for?
This is ideal if you won’t have access to technology, for example, if you wanted to do a BBB game outside in the fresh air. It is also perfect for use in your own home or on a 1-2-1 basis.

What will Age Scotland provide?
We will provide the BBB Pocket Game. The Pocket Game includes:

  • a booklet which indicates each of the call numbers and the activity associated with each number
  • a 30-sided dice so you can randomly produce the call numbers so each time you play the game will be different
  • 24 bingo cards for players to mark during the game

What will I need to use it?
Once you’ve got your BBB Booklet, dice and bingo cards, all you need is a pen for each player so they can mark their bingo card and perhaps a prize for the winner!

Organise a Hosted Game of Body Boosting Bingo

Who is this version for?
Age Scotland Member Groups who are interested in finding out more about BBB and would like Age Scotland to lead a game with their group. This version is aimed at those looking for one hosted game, but we are keen to support groups who are interested in learning how to host their own games in the future. A hosted game will take about one hour.

What will Age Scotland provide?
Our Health Professionals will bring all the materials to play the game. You’ll need to let us know some information about the group that are going to play the game and tell us what equipment you have available such as TV or projector.

As BBB is proving very popular, planning in advance is recommended.

What will I need to use it?
You will need a suitable space to play – if you are unsure if a space is suitable, we can give you some pointers when you come to book. Our Health professionals will bring all the bingo game materials so you just need a pen for each player so they can mark their bingo card and perhaps a prize for the winner!

Get trained on how to deliver Body Boosting Bingo

Who is this version for?
We want as many people as possible to enjoy Body Boosting Bingo and are keen to support groups who are interested in learning how to host their own games. Our ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions will talk you through how to deliver a Body Boosting Bingo session and how to support participants to enjoy the game safely.

What will Age Scotland provide?
Our Health Professionals will bring all the materials to play the game. You’ll need to let us know some information about the group that are going to play the game and tell us what equipment you have available such as TV or projector.

Register now!

If you’re an Age Scotland member you are eligible to receive Body Boosting Bingo. Sign up today!

Not an Age Scotland Member?

If you’re not yet an Age Scotland member and would like to access Body Boosting Bingo, please complete an application form.

Body Boosting Bingo – FAQs

Q. My group has a range of ages and abilities. Can we play BBB effectively?
A. Of course. Each bingo call number has a standing and seated version of the activity so everyone can join in the fun.

Q. I have a health condition. Do I need to check with my doctor before I play?
A. Participation is by your own volition being mindful of your own safety and capacity to participate. If you are in doubt you should speak with an appropriate health professional before taking part. The charity will not accept liability for any accidents or injuries taking place during a session.

Q. How long does it take to play a BBB game?
A. It usually takes from 20-40 minutes depending on your group. A hosted game usually takes one hour to allow for the additional laughter!

Q. Is there a maximum number who can take part?
A. BBB comes with 24 different bingo cards. So if your group is larger than this, you need to use multiple packs. Remember, you may have more than one winner!

Q. I’m not an Age Scotland Member but would like a Body Boosting Bingo pack for my group.
At this stage the Body Boosting Bingo pack is being reserved for Age Scotland Members. Find out more about joining Age Scotland.

Replacement Bingo Cards

Looking for replacement Bingo Cards? You can download the PDF below and print off a pack of 24 for free. If you have any problems contact us on 0800 12 44 222.

Body Boosting Bingo runs similar to a regular game of bingo but with a bit of a twist! We use a variation on the familiar rhyming bingo calls which will be linked to an exercise or activity. For example ‘number 8 lift some weights’. The activities are based on research evidence and we can tailor the input to meet all abilities in your group.

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