Bingo is an easy game with an even simpler objective: match all of the called numbers in a predetermined pattern on your card. Still, due to the wide variety of designs and patterns, some players could be a little confused about what they’re supposed to do. If you intend to hit the bingo halls any time soon and want to stay one step ahead of the other players, then learning the different bingo patterns used could be of great help.
Knowing the patterns does not only ensure that you will be able to identify the numbers on your card faster, but that you do not miss randomly called numbers as well. In the following article you will find out the most common patterns employed in online and offline bingo.
The pattern implies achieving a horizontal, vertical or diagonal 5-number line by using both numbers and the free space in the N column.
The player must fill in two diagonals across the card so that they form the letter X, while also utilizing numbers in the N column.
As its name suggest, the pattern implies covering all the numbers in the N column along with the middle numbers in the columns I and G.
In order to create a large diamond pattern you will need to get matching numbers for the digits surrounding the middle numbers in columns G and I, the middle figures from the O and B columns as well as the top and bottom digits on the N column.
The postage stamp pattern implies covering a segment of four numbers in any corner of the bingo card. It is necessary to mention that in some bingo parlors, the design could comprise of double and even triple postage stamps.
The design implies creating a letter X pattern and also covering the top and bottom lines on the bingo card.
Small picture frame
To obtain a small picture frame pattern you will have to fill up all the squares surrounding the free space in the column N. In other words, you have to cover three numbers from both the I and G columns as well as two additional numbers from the N column. For this pattern you do not need to get a match with the numbers in the B and O columns.
Also dubbed coverall, the pattern implies covering your entire bingo card and is mostly used in games with high prizes.
Achieving the jail bars pattern implies filling in the B, N and O columns completely.
A slightly more sophisticated postage stamp pattern, crazy kite refers to a design that features a stamp in one of the corners and a tail, which is essentially a partial diagonal line.
Your aim here is to get a 5-number line without using the free space in the N column. The streak can be a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.