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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by caughtatwork » 20 October 12 5:54 pm

Keeper of Time wrote:I think you can enter as many moveables as you want, you just get a maximum of 5 bingo cards.
Correct.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by nutwood » 20 October 12 8:22 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
nutwood wrote:Is this a final conclusion, bingo on a transport theme?
Some of us have plans to make!!
Yes.
Whoops, sorry. My query re-reads a bit blunter than was intended. :oops: Please insert smiley into appropriate spot!
Are the various frogs and gnomes currently in circulation automatically taken to be defacto entrants in the game or do their owners need to renominate them? What about other moveables?

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Post by BigON » 20 October 12 9:13 pm

A bit of research has found all of this for bingo calling terms AKA bingo lingo, this may provide some ideas for cache names

Bingo Calling Terms

Read through this complete list of Bingo Calling Terms bingo commonly used in UK Bingo Halls and Bingo Online and find out what the meanings are behind them.
List Of Bingo Calling Terms

Number Bingo Calling Terms Explantaion
1 Kelly’s Eye / At the Beginning / Nelson’s Column / Buttered Scone / Little Jimmy, Kelly’s Eye is so-called after the one-eyed Australian gangster Ned Kelly. Mythologised as a Robin Hood style figure, Ned Kelly became a folk hero to many Australians for his defiance of the colonial authorities. The focal point of Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column could be said to look like a number one and Nelson also had just one eye
2 One Little Duck / Me and You / Doctor Who / Baby’s Done It One Little Duck, Describes the swan shape of the number two. Me and You and Doctor Who both rhyme with the number. Baby’s Done it refers to the alternative humorous meaning of the phrase "number two"!
3 One Little Flea / You and Me / Cup of Tea / I’m Free One Little Flea, Supposed to describe the flea-like shape of the number three, as well as rhyming. You and Me, Cup of Tea and I’m Free all rhyme.
4 Knock on the Door / On the Floor / The One Next Door / Bobby Moore, The simplest explanation for all of number four’s bingo calling terms is that they rhyme, there are no other accepted explanations around.
5 Man Alive / One Little Snake / Jack’s Alive Man Alive and Jack’s Alive, simply rhyme; One Little Snake refers to the in-and-out shape of the number five.
6 Tom’s Tricks / Chopsticks Once again, the only accepted explanation is that these terms rhyme with the number six.
7 One Little Crutch / Lucky Seven / God’s in Heaven One Little Crutch, refers to the shape of the number seven. God’s in Heaven probably refers to the term "seventh heaven" and Lucky Seven stems from the superstitious belief that seven is a lucky number.
8 One Fat Lady / Garden Gate / Golden Gate / She’s Always Late, The shape of the number is a bit like One Fat Lady. The other terms rhyme and She’s Always Late would have been thought a humorous term in traditional UK bingo halls.
9 Doctor’s Orders, A pill called the "Number Nine" was prescribed for numerous ailments by British doctors during the Second World War.
10 Downing Street / Tony’s Den / Cock and Hen / Uncle Ben Number 10, Downing Street is where the British Prime Minister resides and also explains Tony’s Den, which refers to the current PM living at number ten Downing Street and is modified with each new Prime Minister. Cock and Hen and Uncle Ben rhyme.
11 Legs Eleven, it refers to the appearance of the two number ones: like two legs.
12 One Dozen / Monkey’s Cousin, The first term is self-explanatory and the second term rhymes.
13 Baker’s Dozen / Unlucky for Some / Devil’s Number, Baker’s Dozen is a phrase originating from the practice by medieval English bakers of giving an extra loaf to customers buying twelve loaves. Unlucky for Some refers to the superstitious belief that thirteen is an unlucky number and Devil’s Number follows along the same lines.
14 Valentines Day, Valentines Day is on the 14th of February.
15 Rugby Team / Young and Keen, There are fifteen players in a Rugby Union team. Young and Keen refers to a fifteen year old person.
16 Sweet Sixteen / Never Been Kissed / She’s Lovely, Unusually, none of these terms rhyme, instead they all refer to a romanticised view of sixteen year old girls.
17 Dancing Queen / Often Been Kissed, Dancing Queen is taken from the Abba song of the same name, with the lyrics: "dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen …" and Often Been Kissed follows on from 16’s nickname: Never Been Kissed.
18 Key to the Door / Coming of Age, Eighteen is now often seen as the Coming of Age into adulthood (it used to be 21); when a person can vote, drink alcohol, marry freely, and in the case of Mecca Bingo fans; play online bingo! The most traditional gift to mark the eighteenth birthday is the Key to the Door, an ornamental key which symbolises the freedom and responsibility associated with adulthood.
19 Goodbye Teens, This bingo calling term also refers to age; nineteen is the last age of a person’s teen years.
20 One Score / Blind 20, In the 1900’s One Score meant twenty, derived from the ancient practice of counting sheep in lots of twenty and keeping tally by scoring notches into a stick with every 20 sheep counted. Blind Twenty simply means 20 on its own, so when it is called you know not to expect another digit after the "twenty".
21 Royal Salute / Key to the Door, A Royal Salute is a 21 gun salute for a royal birthday or similar grand occasion. As well as 18, 21 is still considered the age of entrance into adulthood by many and therefore the age at which you would be presented with a Key to the Door. You do however only need to be 18 to play online bingo in the UK.
22 Two Little Ducks / Ducks on a Pond / All the Twos, The first two bingo calling terms refer to the shape of the twos as swan or duck-like.
23 The Lord’s My Shepherd / Thee and Me / A Duck and a Flea, The Lord is My Shepherd is Psalm number 23 in the bible. The two is a duck shape and the "flea" part makes a rhyme. Thee and Me also rhymes.
24 Two Dozen, Two dozens equal 24.
25 Duck and Dive, The two is a duck shape and, as well as making a rhyme, the dive part of this bingo calling term creates the already existing well known phrase; to duck and dive.
26 Bed and Breakfast / Half a Crown / Pick and Mix, The cost of a night’s stay and breakfast in the UK used to be two shillings and sixpence, more commonly referred to as "two and six". Half a Crown was an equivalent monetary amount at the time.
27 Little Duck with a Crutch / Gateway to Heaven, The two is a duck or swan-like shape and the seven a crutch shape. Seventh Heaven is a well-known phrase and helps explain the term Gateway to Heaven, which also rhymes.
28 In a State / Duck and Its Mate / Overweight Duck and Its Mate, can be explained by the duck shaped two alongside a "fat lady" shape and Overweight refers to the eight as being associated with a fat lady.
29 In Your Prime / You’re Doing Fine / Rise and Shine In Your Prime, refers to 29 as an age, as does You’re Doing Fine.
30 Burlington Bertie / Dirty Gertie / Blind 30 / Flirty Thirty / Your Face is Dirty / Speed Limit Burlington Bertie, is horse-racing slang and describes odds of 100-30 in a race. Flirty Thirty is referring to 30 as a person’s age. The Speed Limit in built up areas of the UK is 30 mph.
31 Get Up and Run , No explanation for this bingo calling term, other than that it rhymes.
32 Buckle My Shoe Again, just a popular rhyme.
33 All the Threes / Two Little Fleas / Dirty Knees / Sherwood Forest All the Threes, is self explanatory. The three is referred to as like a little flea throughout traditional bingo calling, hence Two Little Fleas as a calling term for 33.
34 Ask For More, A rhyming bingo call term.
35 Jump and Jive , This bingo nickname rhymes.
36 Three Dozen, 3 x 12 = Three Dozen
37 A Flea in Heaven / More than Eleven, The three is represented by a flea in traditional bingo and the seven is associated with heaven (i.e. seventh heaven), hence the nickname A Flea in Heaven.
38 Christmas Cake, Another rhyming bingo calling name.
39 Those Famous Steps / All the Steps, These bingo nicknames refer to the classic spy book and film: "The 39 Steps".
40 Two Score / Life Begins at / Naughty Forty / Blind 40, A score equals twenty and so two scores equal 40, hence the nickname Two Score for 40. Life Begins at and Naughty Forty both refer to 40 as a person’s age. As with Blind 30, Blind 40 tells bingo players that the number is on its own and there is no further digit to follow.
41 Time for Fun / Life’s Begun, Life’s Begun follows on from Life Begins At for 40 and also explains the sentiment behind Time for Fun
42 Famous Street in Manhattan / Winnie the Pooh, 42nd Street is a Famous Street in Manhattan known especially for its theatres.
43 Down on your Knees, A rhyming bingo nickname
44 Droopy Drawers / Open Twp Doors / All the Fours, The first two bingo calling terms rhyme and All the Fours simply explains the digits used to make up 44.
45 Halfway House / Halfway There / Cowboy’s Friend, 45 is halfway to 90, the last number in bingo, which explains the calling terms Halfway House and Halfway There. The Colt 45 was a gun commonly used by cowboys, which is why the number 45 also has the nickname Cowboy’s Friend.
46 Up to Tricks, A rhyming calling term for bingo.
47 Four and Seven, A self explanatory bingo calling term.
48 Four Dozen, Four dozens equal 48.
49 P.C. / Copper / Nick Nick, All the police references to this number stem from the popular radio show "PC 49" broadcast in 40s and 50s Britain.
50 Half a Century / Bulls Eye / Blind 50, Fifty years are Half a Century and Blind 50 follows the same rule as Blind 20, Blind 30 and Blind 40. Hitting the Bull’s Eye in darts is worth 50 points.
51 Tweak of the Thumb / I Love my Mum, Both of these bingo calling terms do not appear to have any meaning behind them, other than that they rhyme.
52 Weeks in a Year / Danny La Rue / Pack o’ Cards, There are 52 weeks in a year and 52 cards in a deck of playing cards. Danny La Rue is a famous British drag entertainer, although why he would be associated with the number 52 is unclear.
53 Stuck in the Tree / The Joker, Stuck in the Tree rhymes. There are 52 playing cards in a deck and so the 53rd card would be one of the Jokers.
54 Clean the Floor, A rhyming bingo nickname.
55 Snakes Alive / All the Fives, All the Fives describes the digits used to make up this number and Snakes Alive rhymes as well as describing the bendy shape of the fives.
56 Was she worth it?, This term could refer to 56 year old man who has been married for a long time.
57 Heinz Varieties / All the Beans, The slogan on many Heinz Ketchup bottles and Heinz baked bean tins read "57 Varieties"
58 Make them Wait / Choo choo Thomas, The first calling term rhymes but there seems to be no explanation behind Choo choo Thomas.
59 Brighton Line Engine, 59 was the London to Brighton railway service, known as the Brighton Line.
60 Five Dozen / Three Score / Blind 60, Five dozens equal 60. A score is 20 and so three scores equal 60. Blind 60 follows the logic behind Blind 20, 30, 40 and so on.
61 Bakers Bun, A rhyming bingo call term with no apparent meaning behind it.
62 Tickety Boo / Turn on the Screw, Some more bingo nicknames that rhyme but seem to have no other meaning behind them.
63 Tickle Me, A rhyming nickname in traditional bingo.
64 Red Raw / The Beatles, The Beatles Number refers to the popular Beatles song "When I’m 64".
65 Old Age Pension, 65 was traditionally the age of retirement for men in the UK.
66 Clickety Click / All the Sixes, All the Sixes describes the digits used to make up the number 66.
67 Made in Heaven / Argumentative Number Seven, has a close association with heaven and this is reflected throughout bingo in the UK, hence the call term Made in Heaven.
68 Saving Grace, Saving Grace is the name of a film based on a novel, but any relevance to bingo is not clear.
69 The Same Both Ways / Either Way Up / Any Way Up / Any Way Round, These bingo calling terms all refer to the fact that the six becomes a nine if turned upside down, and vice versa.
70 Three Score and Ten / Blind 70, A score is 20 and so three scores (60) and ten equals 70. Blind 70 means 70 on its own.
71 Bang on the Drum, A rhyming bingo call term.
72 Six Dozen / Par for the Course / A Crutch and a Duck Par for the Course is based on golfing terminology; the par (expected number of shots) for a typical golf course is 72.
73 Crutch with a Flea / Queen B / Under the Tree The seven is a crutch shape and the three a flea shape.
74 Candy Store / Grandma of Bingo The second call term uses 74 to describe a person’s age. Like a candy store.
75 Strive and Strive / Grandpa of Bingo As with Grandma of Bingo for 74, Grandpa of Bingo uses the number as a person’s age.
76 Trombones / Was She Worth It / Seven and Six The brass section music piece "76 trombones" is performed frequently at parades, hence the bingo nickname Trombones. Was She Worth It refers to the cost of an old marriage license: 7 shillings and six pence.
77 All the Sevens / Two Little Crutches / Sunset Strip The two sevens look like Two Little Crutches and 77 Sunset Strip was an American TV series screened in the fifties and sixties.
78 Heaven’s Gate This bingo calling term carries on the number seven’s association with heaven and it also rhymes. Online bingo lovers will be in heaven with so much choice here at Mecca Bingo.
79 One More Time A rhyming bingo nickname again.
80 Blind 80 / Gandhi’s Breakfast / Eight and Blank Blind 80 simply means 80 on its own. Gandhi’s Breakfast is so called because if you imagine looking down at Gandhi sitting cross-legged in front of a big empty plate, the outline would be similar to the shape of the number 80, also ate (8) nothing (0) could explain this bingo calling term.
81 Stop and Run A rhyming bingo nickname with no other obvious meaning.
82 Fat Lady with a Duck / Straight on Through The eight is a fat lady shape (two halves of a body) and the two a duck shape.
83 Ethel’s Ear / Fat Lady with a Flea / Time for Tea The eight can be seen as a fat lady shape (or a fat lady called Ethel) and the three can be seen as an ear shape or a flea shape (which also rhymes)
84 Seven Dozen Seven dozens equal 84.
85 Staying Alive A rhyming bingo call term
86 Between the Sticks Another rhyming bingo nickname with no apparent meaning behind it.
87 Fat Lady with a Crutch / Torquay in Devon he Eight is a fat lady shape and the seven is a crutch shape, the second bingo call term rhymes.
88 All the Eights / Two Fat Ladies / Wobbly Wobbly The two eights look like Two Fat Ladies which also explains the term Wobbly Wobbly.
89 All But One / Nearly There 89 is one number away from 90, which is the highest number that can be called in bingo.
90 Top of the Shop / Top of the House / As Far As We Go / End of the Line / Blind 90 All of these bingo calling terms refer to the fact that 90 is the highest number in a game of bingo, except Blind 90 which simply means 90 on its own.

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Re: Caching games this year?

Post by caughtatwork » 20 October 12 10:09 pm

nutwood wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:
nutwood wrote:Is this a final conclusion, bingo on a transport theme?
Some of us have plans to make!!
Yes.
Whoops, sorry. My query re-reads a bit blunter than was intended. :oops: Please insert smiley into appropriate spot!
Are the various frogs and gnomes currently in circulation automatically taken to be defacto entrants in the game or do their owners need to renominate them? What about other moveables?
ONLY caches entered into the bingo game will be eligible to claim as bingo points. i.e. You can't use anything from a previous year. That might end up being too tough for people in less GCA populated areas, so some additional "benefits" might occur during the game for some rural and regional players.

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Post by gmj3191 » 21 October 12 9:52 am

So will "00" be a wild card or something?

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Post by Toriaz » 21 October 12 9:59 am

Do you have to enter a moveable to get a bingo card, or can you enter the game as a cache finder only & still get a card?

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Post by caughtatwork » 21 October 12 10:44 am

gmj3191 wrote:So will "00" be a wild card or something?
Caches can end in 00, so no, 00 through 99 will be valid calls.

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Post by caughtatwork » 21 October 12 10:45 am

Toriaz wrote:Do you have to enter a moveable to get a bingo card, or can you enter the game as a cache finder only & still get a card?
You will need to enter a cache in the game to get a card. I suppose we could sell bingo cards through the shop, but that leads us into a paid competition which requires approval from the various lottery mobs around the country.

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Post by Just a cacher » 21 October 12 12:11 pm

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ONLY caches entered into the bingo game will be eligible to claim as bingo points. i.e. You can't use anything from a previous year. That might end up being too tough for people in less GCA populated areas, so some additional "benefits" might occur during the game for some rural and regional players.[/quote]

Maybe you could incorporate "rewards" for those idiots who take caches TO remote areas, as well?

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Post by nutwood » 21 October 12 9:12 pm

caughtatwork wrote: ONLY caches entered into the bingo game will be eligible to claim as bingo points. i.e. You can't use anything from a previous year. That might end up being too tough for people in less GCA populated areas, so some additional "benefits" might occur during the game for some rural and regional players.
Ok; Does this mean that any existing moveable, hopping or tunnelling, their way about the place can be entered as a legitimate transport entrant for this game? Assuming the owner so wishes of course. :gnome :gnomette :frog :frogette :?:
Can owners find their own cache after a suitable two location gap? Be frustrating if the only #23 in the State was your own cache!
If you've the same number on two or more cards, can you score these from the one find?
Is it possible to search, based on the last two digits?

Love the 1km rule. Now if it shows as a "found", you know it's definitely found, collected and on the move. Wish it applied to all moveables! Mind you, how does it work if you find, log the find, then inadvertently re-hide 970m from where you found? [-X

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nutwood wrote:
caughtatwork wrote: ONLY caches entered into the bingo game will be eligible to claim as bingo points. i.e. You can't use anything from a previous year. That might end up being too tough for people in less GCA populated areas, so some additional "benefits" might occur during the game for some rural and regional players.
Ok; Does this mean that any existing moveable, hopping or tunnelling, their way about the place can be entered as a legitimate transport entrant for this game? Assuming the owner so wishes of course. :gnome :gnomette :frog :frogette :?:
Can owners find their own cache after a suitable two location gap? Be frustrating if the only #23 in the State was your own cache!
If you've the same number on two or more cards, can you score these from the one find?
Is it possible to search, based on the last two digits?

Love the 1km rule. Now if it shows as a "found", you know it's definitely found, collected and on the move. Wish it applied to all moveables! Mind you, how does it work if you find, log the find, then inadvertently re-hide 970m from where you found? [-X
Caches for this game must be new caches, entered into the game on 1-Dec-2012. No cache which existed prior to the game commencing is eligible for your card.

Usually you can't find your own cache. This game will likely change that, so yes, you can find your own cache.

In the real game of bingo the same call can be used on multiple cards. I'm not sure on whether you can use the same cache on more than one card. I'm tending to yes, but I haven't made all the rules yet.

1km is the distance. If it's less than 1km, the game software won't count the move.

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Post by nutwood » 22 October 12 4:21 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
1km is the distance. If it's less than 1km, the game software won't count the move.
Am I correct in saying that the 1km refers only to the game software? On the GCA site the situation will remain normal. The cache can be logged as "found" and simply left in place, or it can be logged as found and collected. However the game software won't allow the player to tick off that number on their card(s) until they hide the cache more than 1km away?
Sorry for all the questions but better in October than December. :D

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Post by caughtatwork » 22 October 12 4:48 pm

nutwood wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:
1km is the distance. If it's less than 1km, the game software won't count the move.
Am I correct in saying that the 1km refers only to the game software? On the GCA site the situation will remain normal. The cache can be logged as "found" and simply left in place, or it can be logged as found and collected. However the game software won't allow the player to tick off that number on their card(s) until they hide the cache more than 1km away?
Sorry for all the questions but better in October than December. :D
GCA is unchanged. Only the game software will impose the rule.

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Post by blossom* » 23 October 12 8:38 am

This sounds great :D The more I think about it, the better it gets.

What if I manage to fill a card in the first 2 weeks of the game? Can we have a replacement card for each one as it fills, so I can keep playing? I always like the idea that we can keep playing right up to the last minute of the game. If the prizes were awarded to the players with the most cards (or boxes) filled, that would work ok. Those who could do 5 at a time get a benefit but we all get the opportunity to play for the whole 2 months. \:D/

You could even give a $1 credit in the shop for each card filled maybe? Or would that get a bit expensive?

And how pretty can you make the leader board? It wold be great to see each entry's name with diagram bingo cards (for however many they've been awarded) showing all the squares. The public view could be blank for a number yet to be found with the owner's view having the numbers showing up. Then when a number is found, a black cross through the square (or a little car, to follow the transport theme!) Once a card is filled, the "filled cards" column gets incremented and their new card starts off all blank.

Now all I need is for rogerw3 and pjmpjm to hide 100 between them and place the lot in a nice close circle around my home :-"

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Post by hookline » 23 October 12 10:23 am

Will there also be an enforced time limit rule? Meaning people have to re-hide within 2 days (or whatever the limit is) or it won't count?

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