HexaBingo is something completely new to the world of online bingo sites. The operator says it’s brand new, fun, fast and fair and they’re absolutely right!
For many years, bingo players have felt conflicted between the desire to win often, and the desire to win big. In a regular bingo game, this is determined by the number of players. As the number of players goes up, the prize money goes up and the chance of winning goes down – and in a game with very few players, the prize money is usually so small that it can seem pointless to take part.
In HexaBingo, there are just THREE players per game (with one ticket per player, so there’s a one in three chance of winning)…but there’s also a genuine chance of winning a massive 1000x stake! So how do they do it?
How To Play HexaBingo
To start a game of HexaBingo, pick an avatar and use the slider to choose your stake level – 50p, £1, £2, £5, £10, £25, £50 or £100 – then hit play. As soon as there are three players in the game, the prize selection takes place. The seven prize amounts that first appear on screen – 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 100x and 1000x are reduced to two, and then to one, and this becomes the prize for the game. As you’d expect, the 2x prize is by far the most common, but higher amounts do show up from time to time – and sometimes the 2x doesn’t even make it to the second stage of the selection process.
The game itself takes place round a table. There are 27 numbers in the game, split across a 3×3 card for each player with each of the 27 numbers appearing exactly once; column H only contains numbers 1-9, column E only contains numbers 10-18 and column X only contains numbers 19-27. In a radical departure from bingo tradition, all the cards are on the table so you can see your opponents’ numbers as well as your own.
The calls appear on a rotating soccer ball shaped solid (a truncated icosahedron, in case anyone’s interested) and to add a bit of suspense first the letter, then the number is shown. If anyone has 1TG and the right letter shows up, the number they need is highlighted under the ball, in green for the player and in red for opponents.
The aim of the game is to be the first player to complete a horizontal row and sometimes this can take a surprisingly long time. After the game finishes, you’ll be given the opportunity to play again immediately at the same stake level.
The one in three chance of winning coupled with the occasional shot at a huge prize and the transparency in being able to see the other players’ cards make this game exciting and fair at the same time – what’s not to like?!
Where To Play HexaBingo
HexaBingo is unique to Relax Gaming and in the UK this means a choice of two sites – bingo.com and Unibet Bingo. Both sites are running a set of promotions that enable players to collect free tickets to HexaBingo (these are used before your cash balance unless you deselect them, have a 7 days validity and a 1x wagering requirement).
- Play £3 on bingo – receive 1 x 50p HexaBingo ticket, can be claimed up to 6 times daily
- Play £100 on bingo (this can include amounts played to claim 50p tickets) – receive 1 x £5 HexaBingo ticket, can be claimed once a day
- Play £20 on minigames – receive 1 x 50p HexaBingo ticket, can be claimed once a day
- Complete minigame missions – there’s a different set of up to 6 of these for every day of the week, each awarding one or two 50p HexaBingo tickets (opt in required). They have to be done sequentially i.e. complete the first mission to be given the opportunity to opt into the next one on the list.
All of these promotions are running every day until 6th September so players have many, many opportunities to collect free tickets to try this new bingo game out.