They say that variety is the spice of life, and there is plenty of variety available to spice up your bingo fun.
Online bingo sites offer many options. There are ninety ball games, seventy five ball games, and sometimes even eight ball and other types of bingo games. Also most sites have alternative games you can play any time or while waiting for a bingo game to start. There are also chat rooms where you can converse with other players and join in with special chat room games where you can win prizes such as free bingo games.
There are so many options from which to choose that it can be difficult to know from where to start, so in this article we will outline how to play the basic ninety ball and seventy five ball bingo games as these are the most popular.
The seventy five ball game uses seventy five virtual balls numbered 1 to 75 and is played on a card that is divided into five rows and five columns with the central square being free. All the other squares have a number. The first column has five numbers in a random sequence from 1 to 15, the next 16 to 30, followed by 31 to 45, 46 to 60 and 61 to 75.
As numbers are called you mark them on the card; the winners are the first people to achieve specific patterns. For instance the first winner might be the first player to achieve a line of marked numbers in any direction, the next two horizontal lines, and so on. Often specific patterns such as blocks of four squares are allocated as winning ones.
In the ninety ball games the numbers in play are from 1 to 90. The cards have three columns and nine rows of numbered squares, and a number of squares are blank so that each row contains just five numbers. The first column contains numbers in random order selected from the first decade (1 to 10), the next the second decade and so on. The final column has numbers from 80 to 90.
Winners are the first person to mark a single horizontal row followed by the person to mark two rows and finally the person to mark all the numbers on the card which is called a full house.