Tombola is one of those rare bingo sites. It is still owned by the same family that started the company back in the 1950s. Over the years they have moved on from printing bingo tickets to reinventing the game. And they are still coming up with fun and unique ideas. Hex is the latest of them.
So what is ‘Hex’. Basically, it’s a new format for bingo. So please don’t expect to see a traditional looking bingo card, as you won’t find it here. Instead the game is based around the hexagonal shape. Hence the name Hex!
How Much Does Hex Cost?
Like so many of Tombola’s unique games, this has multiple price points. So you can choose to play for 10p, 25p, 50p, £1 or £2 per game. Basically it has been designed to suit all budgets.
As you would expect, the jackpot on offer is reflected by the ticket cost. So if you play for 10p, the jackpot you could win will be smaller than if you played for £2.
That jackpot will be determined by the number of people playing the game. The more people that play, the bigger the jackpot. It also lowers your chances of winning!
How Do You Play The Game
Firstly you have to have a Tombola account. If you already do then you simply login and chose the game form the list on the left-hand side of the screen. If you don’t have an account, you can set one up today and start playing straight away.
Once you have clicked on ‘Hex’ a new screen will open up. From there you select the amount you want to play for. You are also given five colours to choose from so you need to pick one of them.
After the game starts, 10 columns appear, each with a number on it. The background of the game is the colour you picked.
From the top of the screen, hexagon-shaped tiles fall down. Each has its own colour and number. If you have a matching number, your column falls away.
The idea is to be the first to have all 10 columns fall away. If you are then you win. That is the ‘full house’ of the game.
Other Hex Features
The only other aspect of the game that could possibly win you some money is to do with the colour you picked.
As I mentioned before the tiles that fall each have their own colour. If the full house is won on the colour you chose, then you win a small bonus.
Other than that, the only thing to note is that this is essentially a 30 ball game. So it’s quite quick and the full house is generally won by the 23rd call.
There is a jackpot with the game. Usually, it is points that can be converted to play games. However, sometimes it’s cold hard cash! So if you get a full house in 12 calls you could win £2500. Once that passes, the amount reduces to £250 if you win in 14 calls.
There is also a chat feature on the side so you can have a natter with the other players as the game is going on.
Is It Any Good
I’ll be honest, this isn’t my favourite Tombola game. I tend to be a ‘Blocks’ fan so Hex is a little too boring for me. There isn’t much action, it’s over too quickly and the colours used are very muted.
That said, it’s great if you just want a quick game and it’s priced to suit everybody. So it will definitely have its fans. Whether or not you will be one of them remains to be seen.