Bingo is an exciting game that appeals to both the young and older generations owing to the
variations in play. The game takes place on a scorecard with 25 squares.
If you manage to get five squares in a row, you emerge the winner and get to take all the winnings home. There are various methods and tactics for bingo, but for now you only need the essentials, so here is how to play:
Every player should get at least one scorecard. The cards have 25 random numbers on the
squares with the word BINGO clear at the top. When playing, you aim to cover five squares in
a diagonal, vertical, or horizontal pattern.
Finding bingo cards is not hard, and you can find them online or in a store. Where you are playing in a gaming hall, you can buy the cards before the game, and where you play on an app, the cards will be available once the game starts.
The next step is to explain to the players how the letter and number combinations work. Where
you are playing the standard game, you will find that there are 75 combinations. Every
combination works with one of the squares on the cards.
Take an example of the figures in the B column.
These will correspond to the B combinations such that if the moderator were to call for B9, the players would need to look for the square 9 under that column. Where you are playing with kids, you can come up with words and pictures as this will be easier for them as compared to the various combinations.
In bingo halls, there will be a caller in place, and the same goes for mobile apps where the
game is in play. Where the game takes place in other settings, you need to select the caller
who will read out the numbers and the figures to determine what gets covered on the cards.
The caller can also participate in the game if they wish. Where you are in a gaming hall, the caller does not take part in the games and instead works on calling out the figures.
At this point, the players can now get at least one scorecard. You are not limited to one
card, and you can have as many as you would like as long as you can keep track of the
numbers and little.
Though having several cards increases your chances of winning, you will have a hard time juggling from one to the other, and you may end up missing out on a win. Thus, only bite off what you can chew. Also, note that it is possible to win on more than one card at a time.
To cover the squares on the cards, players require chips, and you can use any objects for this. You will start playing at the centre of the card, which is the free space, and this is where you will place your chip.
The caller can now place the numbers and letters in a bucket or spinner which will allow them
to pick the figures at random. The caller should select the combinations without looking and
read them to the players out loud. The players then check to see if they have the
combination called out, and if they do, they place chips on the square in question.
An example would be where the caller calls out the combination G46. In this case, a player goes to their G column and looks for the number 46. If the combination exists, the player places a chip on the square and where they don’t have it, they do nothing. This process will continue until one of the players gets five chips in a row.
The caller will call out as many combinations as possible until someone emerges the winner. When a player has five squares in a row, they announce their win by calling out Bingo! Once someone wins, the game starts again, and people clear out their scorecards. Now that you know the rules, how about trying your luck in the game?