Anyone who has ever worked in a large organisation will be familiar with the language and content of many meetings. In fact that’s where we got our name!

Conference Call Bingo is here to help you pass the time in those dull meetings and to prevent boredom, it will be different every time you play.

The number over the game window, shows how many times it has been played. Before we moved to this new website and the counter was reset, the game had been played over 40,000 times!

Playing conference call bingo

  • See how many bingo words you can slip into the conference call unnoticed.
  • Mark used words and phrases by clicking on the appropriate square.
  • For longer meetings, the winner is the first person to complete the whole board.
  •  For a shorter game, the winner is the first person to complete a row.
Conference call frog

More meeting activities

  • Learn to touch type, or impress a colleague by pretending
  • Search eBay for the most obscure item you can think of
  • Learn origami
  • Make a start on that novel
  • Define the three household items you would take on a desert island
  • Make a list of the 6 people you would invite to a dinner party if you could choose anybody from any time in history
  • Clear your inbox of emails – OK no conference call is that boring

Use random words in your meeting

  1. Close your eyes and select any word from a book and try to slip it unnoticed into a conference call.
  2. Sign up for word of the day from so you can have a new word for every meeting or try some of our favourite words (definitions courtesy of
  • Abulia – loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently
  • Bloviate – to speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
  • Perambulate – to walk about; to roam; to stroll
  • Vacillate – to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another
  • Parsimony – unusual or excessive frugality; extreme economy or stinginess
  • Pervicacious – refusing to change one’s ideas, behaviour, etc.; stubborn; obstinate
  • Ostensible – represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so
  • Fulsome – insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise
  • Purblind – lacking in insight or discernment
  • Flummery – empty compliment; unsubstantial talk or writing; mumbo jumbo; nonsense
  • Flaneur – one who strolls about aimlessly; a lounger; a loafer
  • Sciolism – superficial knowledge
  • Camarilla – a group of secret and often scheming advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique
  • Afflatus – a divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration
  • Inveigle – To persuade by ingenuity or flattery; to entice. To obtain by ingenuity or flattery
  • Tergiversation – The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous
  • Scapegrace – A reckless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless; a rascal; a scoundrel.
  • Pygalgia – Medical term meaning pain in the buttocks

Phrases Not to Use on Conference Calls

  • This beats working
  • Pass the bottle
  • It’s your round
  • Can they hear us?
  • Don’t worry, they can’t see us
  • Does he/she ever stop talking?
  • I’m glad this is not being recorded
  • FULL HOUSE – for players of Conference Call Bingo
  • Let’s agree not to make a decision, then we can have another meeting!
  • Thin crust please
  • How do you stop red wine staining carpet?