you're thinking about going to a local church Bingo game or getting
ready to play some online Bingo, it doesn’t hurt to know some
of the game’s terms and slang. Check Bingo Queen’s
Bingo Glossary and see if you not only know how to play
Bingo, but can also talk-the-talk.
Books/Booklets- The amount of Bingo cards bound together.
A common Bingo pattern, when someone has a Blackout
they have every number on the board covered.
Many Bingo Halls offer what’s called a Bonanza game.
This a progressive game where one number a game is drawn and regular
players mark the number down on a card. Eventually after enough
weeks a winner is determined.
The caller is the person drawing the numbers in
a Bingo game.
(Same as a Blackout)
One of the easiest and most popular ways to keep track of your numbers
on the Bingo card is to use a Bingo Dauber. This
a round tipped marker is used to mark the called numbers with colored
Bird Game- An early unscheduled Bingo game held before
other games begin.
Space- The middle square of a Bingo Card is a Free
Space. This means the square acts like a wild card and
can used to make any number to complete and Bingo pattern.
Bingo (Hard-way Bingo) – A Bingo pattern where a
straight line is formed without the use of a Free Space.
Card- A Bingo card printed on a thick cardboard with shutters
used to cover called numbers in the game.
Ball- In many Bingo Halls a number is drawn before the
game, if the winner is determined by the that number (The Money
Ball) the prize doubles.
Pattern- A shape of marked numbers on a Bingo card that
allows the player to yell Bingo.
Number- Adding a Wild Number to a Bingo
game really increases the speed of the game. A number is usually
drawn at the beginning of a game and players are able mark off that
number and any number that ends with the Wild Number.
For example if the Wild Number drawn is 5 than
15, 25, 35, 45 can be crossed off a card.