FAQs

How to Win Points

Woody's Bingo is still in Beta Testing, and so we are still tinkering with the scoring system. The points system described below may be subject to change without notice.

  1. Claiming Numbers
  • You win 100 points for every number you claim.
  • You may only claim a number while it appears in the “Calls” section of your screen. A new number is called every 10 seconds and the 6 most recent calls are displayed in the Calls section. This means you have 60 seconds to claim a number before it’s too late. Once a number is pushed off the Calls list, it may not be claimed until later in the game (see next paragraph). This is to prevent a player from joining late in the round and tapping every tile on their board to quickly claim every number that has been called.
  • Once all the numbers for a letter have been called, any missed numbers may be claimed. For example, if you fail to claim B10 before it is pushed off the Calls list, you'll be able to claim it once every B number has been called. You'll hear an announcement once this option becomes available.
  1. Getting “Claim Streaks”
  • If you claim multiple numbers in a row, the value of the claim doubles with each consecutive claim. Example: B10, I16, and N35 are called and you claim them in that order. Instead of winning 100, 100, and 100 for a total of 300 points, you would win 100, 200, and 400, for a total of 700 points.
  • To be counted as a streak, each call must be claimed before the next call is made. For instance, if B10 and G60 are called but you wait until G60 is called before claiming both numbers, that will not count as a streak.
  1. Uno!
  • When you only need one more number to win the round, you’ve got an Uno! You can win multiple Unos in a normal round, and one Uno in a special round. Every Uno earns you 100 bonus points! Many players enjoy shouting “Uno!” when they get one!
  • A single tile can only be counted as an Uno once. So, if you only need N35 to complete a horizontal Bingo, you’d get an Uno. But then if you filled in the rest of the N column so that N35 would result in a Bingo that way as well, it would not count as a second Uno.
  1. Hitting Bingos
  • There are two types of Bingo Rounds:
    • Normal Round: Every odd-numbered round is a Normal Round. During a Normal Round, you are trying to claim numbers to form a complete Row, Column, or Diagonal Line.
    • Special Round: Every even-numbered round is a Special Round. During a Special Round, you will see that some of the tiles on your board are brightly-colored, while other tiles are a dull gray. The brightly-colored tiles form a special shape. Your goal is to claim all of the brightly-colored tiles to complete the special shape.
  • When you successfully complete a Bingo, either by claiming a complete row, column, or diagonal line during a Normal Round or by claiming all the brightly-colored tiles in a Special Round, you win 500 points per opponent in that round! So, if you’re the lucky player to hit a Bingo in a game with 50 opponents, you would win 25,000 points!
  • Late Bingos: If you can claim a Bingo but wait until additional calls are made, this is known as a Late Bingo. If another player claims a more-recent Bingo then it will beat out your Late Bingo, so don't delay when claiming your Bingos!
  • Ties: If multiple players hit a Bingo on the same call, this results in a tie. Each player's Jackpot will be divided by the number of tied players. So, if the Jackpot is 150,000 points and 3 players claim it on the same call, each player would win 50,000 points.
    • If one or more players claimed a Magic Tile (see below) as part of their Bingo, their bonus points will still apply to their Jackpot before the tie is applied. So if, in the previous example, your Bingo had included a x5 Magic Tile, your Jackpot would be (150,000 * 5) / 3 = 250,000 points.
  1. The Magic Tile
  • During a Normal Round you will see that one of your tiles is multi-colored with a number in the corner, from x2 to x5. This is the Magic Tile! If you manage to claim a Bingo that includes the Magic Tile, then your Bingo Jackpot will be multiplied by that amount! So, if the normal Bingo Jackpot is 50,000 and you hit it with a x5 Magic Tile, congratulations, you just won 250,000 points!
  1. Winning the High Score Jackpot
  • Every time a player joins a round, the High Score Jackpot goes up by 1,000 points. This means if 50 players play all 14 rounds, the High Score Jackpot will be 700,000 points! Whoever has the highest score at the end of the game will win the High Score Jackpot. The High Score Jackpot is not affected by the Consecutive Round Multiplier (see below).
  1. Playing Consecutive Rounds
  • At the end of every round, all the points you won that round are tallied and added to your overall game score. For every consecutive round you play, you gain a 20% bonus to this number. You start with no bonus, then gain 20% for your 2nd round, 40% for your 3rd round, and so on until you’re gaining a 260% bonus on the 14th round! This means if you win 100,000 points on your 14th round, you’ll win another 260,000 bonus points! There’s no better way to win that High Score Jackpot! Be careful, though, because if you skip even one round, your streak will reset!
  1. Additional Bonuses
  • No Free-Space Bonus: During a normal round, hit a Bingo that doesn’t include the free space to win an extra 10,000 points!
  • Insta-Bingo Bonus: Hit a Bingo without any unused numbers being called to win an extra 50,000 points!
  • Unlucky Bonus: If you play a round and none of your numbers are called before someone claims a Bingo, you’ll win a bonus of 1,000 points for every number that was called that round!
  • Bullseye Bonus: During a normal round, claim the 8 tiles surrounding the Free Space to win an extra 1,000 points per opponent in that round!
  • Four-Corners Bonus: During a normal round, claim the 4 corner tiles to win an extra 500 points per opponent in that round!
  • Wrong-Round Bonus: When you hit a standard row, column, or diagonal Bingo during a special round, you win an extra 100 points! This can occur once per round.
  • Outside-the-Box Bonus: If you manage to claim all of the unused gray tiles during a special round, you win 100 bonus points for every gray tile claimed that round!

FAQS

What is Woody’s Bingo?

Woody’s Bingo is a form of automated entertainment where an AI (artifical intelligence) runs a “live” 2-hour Bingo show. The AI calls Bingo numbers and makes announcements while popular music plays in the background. You can play the game on almost any WiFi-capable device, such as a phone, tablet, or laptop. As you play you’ll win points that you can spend on awesome prizes and charity donations!

Is it an app? Do I need to download anything?

Nope! Woody's Bingo is not an app and there is nothing to download. You just connect to the Woody's Bingo WiFi network, open an internet browser, and go to the address lobby.bingo. The game runs directly in your browser.

Will it work on X device?

The game should work on just about any device and browser, though there could be some exceptions. For the best experience, I recommend using an up-to-date version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari on a device released within the last 5 years.

Is it really free? How do you make money?

Yes, it's 100% free, no strings attached. There is no cover charge, no minimum tab, no ads in the game, or any other monetary incentives. Venues pay to run the shows with the understanding that the show will bring in business. Hopefully you will purchase food and drinks while you play, but it's not a requirement.

What kind of prizes can I win?

You can spend your points to purchase eGift Cards. These are gift cards for over 80 popular businesses, including retailers like Amazon, Target, and Gamestop, restaurants like Chili’s, Applebee’s, and Domino’s, and entertainment like Xbox Live Gold memberships, Nintendo credit, and gift cards to popular theaters. You can even pay for your next vacation by picking up eGift Cards for AirBNB, Hotels.com, Southwest Airlines, and Uber! Once purchased, the eGift Card code is saved in your account and emailed to you.

Not only can you treat yourself to those awesome prizes, but you can also use your points to donate to charity! Choose from several charities hand-picked from Charity Watch’s top-rated charities! 100% of the donation amount goes directly to the charity!

How do I redeem an eGift Card?

Every merchant has instructions on their prize page. Most eGift Cards can be either redeemed on the business website or printed out and used in person.

Will my points ever expire?

Points only expire after 12 months of inactivity. So if you play a game or log into your account at least once every 12 months, your points will not expire.

Do the eGift Cards expire?

Most do not expire, though each merchant determines their own terms. You can read the terms of a prize on the prize's "Get It" page before making your purchase.

Are there any refunds?

We are unable to offer refunds for eGift Cards purchases or charity donations.

Can I buy a prize as a gift?

You can! Since the eGift Card is just a code that will be emailed to you, you can forward it to another recipient or print it out to gift it in person.

How much of my donation actually goes to the charity?

100%! We donate through the Paypal Giving Fund. You can learn more at https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/hub.

Why can’t I donate to X charity?

Our donations are made through the Paypal Giving Fund. They offer the ability to donate to many charities but are still missing a few. We also limit our choice of charities to Charity Watch’s list of top-rated charities. This means that we currently only offer the option to donate to charities that are listed on Charity Watch and are also offered by Paypal. We also try to limit our choices to one charity per category so as not to overwhelm our users with too many options and to ensure that our donations are not spread too thinly.

Are the charity donations tax deductible?

They are not. This is covered in the User Agreement. Our points have no monetary value, so using them to make your charity donation does not entitle you to a tax deduction.

Will I get a receipt for my charity donation?

You will receive a receipt from Woody’s Bingo. This receipt will appear in your Prize History, along with any other claimed prizes. It will also be emailed to you.