7 Different Bingo Games to Play
if You Want to Have More Fun
Bingo is fun for everyone. It's easy to play and with a little luck, it's easy to win. There is nothing quite like the thrill of getting, and then yelling the magic word - BINGO! - first in a room packed with people.
However, if you play bingo frequently, you may be becoming sick and tired of playing the same old game all the time. If you want to return to the level of fun you had when you first started playing, there are a number of different bingo games to play. Some small changes can result in big enhancements, and you'll be looking forward to Bingo Night again before you know it.
Read on for some fun bingo facts and variations!
And Bingo Was His Name-O
Bingo has been around for hundreds of years. It can be traced back to 1530 in Italy and is still played as a lottery game on Sundays to this day.
At first, the game was called beano, since players used beans to mark their cards. It wasn't until an excited winner accidentally called out "BINGO!" instead of beano that the name of the game was changed. In Australia, winners shout "HOUISIE" instead of bingo.
Although people tend to associate bingo with older folks, since children also enjoy it, the average age of players is actually under 35.
People who play bingo do so for a number of reasons, but winning the jackpot came in fifth in a survey that asked why people love to play. With that said, though, 96% of regular bingo players have won the jackpot at least once.
Different Bingo Games to Play
There are so many fun things you can do to make your bingo games more exciting. Try one or more of these next time you are ready to play...
- Make Your Own Bingo Cards
You can spruce up any bingo game by making your own bingo cards. These can be made easily using templates online. Design cards that are seasonal or personal, or that include trivia or other things.
- Use Food for Markers
We all love snacks. There are so many different foods that will work great as bingo card markers. Try small candies or, if you prefer healthy snacks, cherry tomatoes or grapes.
- Try Picture Bingo
Another type of bingo has images on the cards. Players determine which squares to cover based on the descriptions shared by the caller. To succeed here, you must pay excellent attention.
- Enjoy Online Bingo
49 percent of regular bingo players say they play every day. How do they do this? Online bingo helps! When you play online bingo with Blighty Bingo, you can win real money and you can win big.
- Play Different Game Styles
Instead of always just playing for five in a row, consider playing other types of games. Challenge others to beat you at diagonals, corners, or even full-card blackout.
- Create Human Bingo Cards
Filling squares with descriptive phrases such as "loves dogs" or "has visited Europe" and having players walk around to find people to cross them out is a great ice breaker everyone will enjoy.
- Incorporate Surprise Swapping
If you have a bunch of players playing together, set a timer for a random amount of time, and when the buzzer goes off, switch cards with your neighbor. This will keep the game exciting and it will be even more difficult to know who will win.
No matter how you choose to play, bingo is a fun game that can be enjoyed by anyone. It is low stress and is a great way to spend time with friends. Try some of these different bingo games to play for optimum enjoyment. Have fun!
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