Different variations of Bingo

The game of Bingo has always been popular, and as time went by it mutated, evolved, changed and spawned a plethora of variations giving the enthusiast plenty of games to choose from. Here are a couple of the most common types of Bingo that one might encounter.

U-Pick’Em Bingo is a common variation of Bingo and it sort of works the other way around when compared to the normal idea of a Bingo game. Instead of the players marking down numbers that are randomly selected, they mark down whichever numbers they wish and then see if they’ve won.

Quick Shot Bingo is a variation of Bingo where numbers are drawn before the players get their cards, and in this variation of the game the players purchase sealed bingo cards. These sealed cards are then compared with the already drawn numbers and when a certain pattern is realized then the owner of the card wins a prize. There are also variations on this variation based on different patterns, or whether or not the game is played till a player achieves a top level prize, this means that a game of Quick Shot Bingo can last from a few days to maybe even months depending on the difficulty of achieving a top level prize.

Bonanza Bingo is similar to Quick Shot Bingo in that there are forty-three numbers that are pre-drawn at the beginning of the game and then players purchase sealed cards which are matched against the numbers. The caller will then ask if anyone has Bingo, and if no one does, he will then draw one more ball. This variation of the game is usually played as a “progressive” game, meaning that the jackpot will increase as more cards are sold and if nobody has Bingo after the single ball is drawn. The players have to keep their cards for the next session of the game which may be taking place the next day or following week or even later. In each following session a single ball is drawn and players are allowed to purchase more sealed cards until someone achieves a cover-all.

Horse Racing Bingo is a fast paced variation of Bingo which implies that fifteen players are randomly issued a number from one to fifteen which correspond with the top row of the bingo flashboard. Numbers are then drawn and the first person to have all five numbers in their column marked wins.