Game Village Bingo Review
When Game Village first launched it was a standalone gaming site, featuring bingo, based upon the development of a strong community (a village in fact). We thought it had the potential to be the next Jackpotjoy with it's mix of unique games, prizes and points. However in 2015 the brand decided to move to new waters and established itself on the Cozy Games platform as part of The Lucky Duck Network. In our view this was a terrible move. Players still have access to a mix of bingo and slots but at the expense of what made Game Village a unique community. Surprisingly - to date- Game Village has survived the Cozy Games cull.
The Game Village site looks dated. The only nod towards it's origins is the logo. The rest of the site looks neglected and lacking modern design. The top part of Game Village highlights the welcome offer whilst featured casino games and bingo games appear below. A lot of sites could do with a makeover but we'd suggest that Game Village currently top that list. On a positive note players can access the brand on mobile, tablet and desktop. Playing on handheld devices will make the site look infinitely better!
Game Village Welcome Bonus
New players are welcomed to Game Village Bingo with a 300% bonus on a £10 first deposit. Register, login and deposit £10 to receive £30 extra to play. The maximum bonus permitted is £120 so your max deposit will be £40. As well as the bingo bonus there's also an opportunity to get bonus spins on your first three deposits. The amount you deposit will determine the number of spins. These spins will be paid out in chunks of 10 per day. Wagering terms apply to all these bonuses and these are x4 for bingo and x40 for slots. These offers are the same for pretty much all Cozy Games/ElectraWorks brands that have survived closure.
Before moving to Cozy, Game Village Bingo used to offer new players a massive no deposit bonus. Sadly this is no longer available and, surprisingly, it's one of the few Cozy Games sites that doesn't offer a free bingo trial. This never was an issue as Game Village instead offered exclusive promotions and rooms, including the old Chip Van that was popular in it's original incarnation. Unfortunately these extras are also now no longer available.
Game Village Promotions
Game Village has a number of bingo rooms. These include 75, 80 and 90 ball games. The main rooms are Big Ben. Devoted Dabbers, Victoria, Downtown and Boosted Bingo. Note that these rooms are all shared across the Cozy Games platform. Ticket prices are reasonable so expect to pay 2p, 5p or 10p per ticket. All rooms have progressive jackpots and prebuy is available. Occasional special games do occur at Game Village. For example at time of writing (April 2020) players could purchase tickets for a £15K Sliding Jackpot. Tickets for the game cost 50p. This is the same game that's also running at Foxy Bingo.
Promotions wise Game Village used to give plenty for players to look through. There were deposit specials, weekly specials, monthly specials and just specials. Nowadays the promotions are just those dictated by the Cozy Games network. This means things like Pudding Race where you have to "guess the weight of the pudding in the Village Fair room to win up to £50 in bonus!" have now sadly gone. The network offers are reasonable so expect to find monthly tournaments, bingo giveaways and slot giveaways. Just keep an eye out for wagering terms.
To be honest we much preferred Game Village when it was on it's own software and was more of a community games site with the likes of Supergems and Dingo. The move to Cozy Games killed the vibrance of the site and it's current state suggests that even the owners have lost interest. They still have a social media presence but even that has been left. Comments from users are far from positive about Game Village's current platform.
However the biggest issue with Game Village - and indeed any remaining sites on the Cozy platform - is Foxy Bingo. Basically Game Village is a poor poor version of Foxy. They both have the same rooms, but Foxy has more options such as Friends and Cash Out. Foxy also has better promotions. In other words if you were thinking of joining Game Village then you're better off going to Foxy. Game Village looks like a shadow of it's former self and we'd not be suprised if it closed in the near future.