Buzzword bingo is a game sometimes played in relaxed team meetings. The rules resemble those of bingo and housie, but instead of a matrix of numbers, each player’s card is a matrix of buzzwords. When a player hears one of his buzzwords spoken in the meeting, he crosses it off his card. The winner is the player who crosses a full line first and exclaims, “Bingo!”
One documented buzzword bingo occurred when Al Gore, the then Vice President of the United States known for his liberal use of buzzwords hyping technology, spoke at MIT’s 1996 graduation. The graduation class had distributed bingo cards containing buzzwords to the audience.
A similar game is bullshit bingo, which is normally played for satirical or ironic purposes.
- MIT original buzzword bingo hack for Al Gore in 1996
- Bullshit Bingo!
- thalasso’s buzzword bingo
- Bullshit Bingo (German buzzword bingo)
- Wank word bingo
- Thanksgiving Dinner Buzzword Bingo
- Buzzword Bingo actually created by SGI founder Tom Davis February 1993
- George Bush Buzzword Bingo
- Superbowl Ads Buzzword Bingo
- Comsui’s Meeting Bingo