On a grey, drizzly January afternoon, when even the swish of the traffic in the road outside has lost its allure, few sounds are more cheering than the jolly rattle of the letterbox. Especially when the failure of the incoming item to fall to the floor heralds without a doubt the arrival of a takeaway pizza menu: because this means it’s time to play – *drumroll* – PIZZA BINGO!
The details will vary according to the particular pizza supplier (you can also play this with Chinese, Indian, etc., but pizzas are best), but the essence of the game is as follows.
Your menu will have several sections (type of base, standard and extra toppings and such), each containing a variety of options. Assign a number to each of these, pick a random key and apply it to discover what your delicious meal will consist of.
For example, using my date of birth as the key to this menu from the Hut reveals that I could feast upon the following:
Tuna Melt Topping on a Thick-Crust Pan Base, with additional Spicy Pork Sausage and a side dish of Potato Skins with Cheese and Bacon and a Sour Cream and Chive Dip, followed by a Cookie Dough Cheesecake Slice. Scrummy!
There, wasn’t that fun?
I should caution you that actually phoning up and ordering the stuff is for advanced players only.