What are pennybirds – mini games – penny early birds?Ivy Gutierrez
About half of our San Antonio halls are currently testing a new game. We have decided to call the game pennybirds, but you may have heard it referred to as mini games, early penny birds, penny earlies or perhaps even something else. Currently, they are being played in both of our halls in Corpus Christi and all of the halls in San Antonio, except Late Nights and Seguin Bingo. Rosenberg Night Bingo also plays the pennybirds, as do our Austin halls, but with the following schedule:
- Balcones – Only on the weekends
- North Austin – Every day
- North Lamar – Monday to Saturday
What are pennybirds?
Pennybirds are quick bingo games that are played one hour before the first session starts. One paper will cost you only a penny (hence the name), but there are two rules:
- First, you must buy into the bingo game of the day to play. Paper or computer, it does not matter.
- Second, you must buy at least 25 cents worth of pennybirds at a time.
Once these two rules are satisfied, you can purchase as many pennybirds as you like. Games are played for 30 minutes and we try to play as many as we can!
What can I win playing pennybirds?
Computers, computers, computers gallore!! A winner will ALWAYS win a computer playing pennybirds. However, not all computers are created equal.
One lucky winner will win a 40-dollar computer. It will work for two sessions and it will be fully loaded with 26 double play optionals for each session. If we get more winnners in this game, we will give them regular computers and play again to get only one winner.
The second lucky winner will be winning 2x 22-dollar computers. They will work for 2 sessions, as well, but since we have two computers, this prize may be split between two winners. If somehow we have more than two winners, they will all get regular computers and we will play again.
The third lucky winner will be winning 2x 6-dollar computers. They will work for 2 sessions, but they will not have any optionals.
Have you played our pennybirds yet? Do you like the extra computers it gives you? Perhaps you have a different name for this type of game. Leave us a comment, we would love to hear from you!