Who doesn’t love a traditional summer picnic? After all, as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five often said, food always seems to taste better outdoors. Now you can enjoy the fun of a picnic all year round, in this 75-ball game from Gamesys-powered Heart Bingo. For the avoidance of doubt, this is the game formerly known as Club Classic. The name may have changed, but the fun and way it’s played certainly haven’t.
It follows a fairly standard 75-ball format, but you also need to recreate game patterns to win. You’ll enjoy the chat feature and buzzing online community – and will soon be hobnobbing with lots of new bingo buddies, even if you don’t have lashings of ginger beer on tap!
How to play
You’ll notice when you first visit the Picnic Time bingo room that the screen is split into three. Details of the current game, from numbers of players to jackpots and available mini-games, appear on the left-hand side. In the middle column, you’ll see a timer counting down to the next Picnic Time game, plus the Buy Tickets button. On the right of the screen is where you’ll find the Chat window.
Choose how many tickets you’d like to purchase, then hit Buy. The tabs at the top of the Purchase screen show you your current tickets as well as advance purchases.
Don’t worry about marking off your cards as you go; the automatic daubers do this for you while keeping a record of the number of correct calls you need to win. Your fullest cards are also pushed automatically to the front.
You’ll be advised every time someone wins, and any wins are credited directly to your account.
Picnic Time Bingo special features
Part of what you spend on each Picnic Time ticket goes into the jackpot. To win it, you’ll need to complete the winning pattern within a specific number of ball calls.
And because there isn’t a winner during every game, potentially the jackpot can become pretty big. After it’s won, the jackpot resets to its ‘seed’ value, which is £100. Heart says it aims to display the latest and most accurate jackpot value at all times, although there may occasionally be a display delay.
The chat feature
This is easy to use when you play Picnic Time, and it’s all overseen by the chat hosts who look after players. (Hosts are easy to identify since they type in red.) They also hold regular chat games, offering more opportunities to win cash prizes.
Unfortunately, but in keeping with many bingo rooms, there are no bonus rounds as such with Picnic Time, but there are some little extra chat games, as mentioned above.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Picnic Time is much lower than it is for most slot games, at between 80.99% and 85.45%. To be clear, this percentage reflects how often players receive payouts relative to all wagering.
Picnic Time is fun and straightforward to play, yet involves more than just crossing off the numbers on your ticket – it’s about recreating patterns as well. And it offers the potential for some tidy wins. Look out for free ticket offers and other promotions.
For added reassurance, you’ll be playing with a popular and reputable operator. Give this one a whirl – and let us know how you find it.