Playing bingo online is just as easy as playing bingo in a traditional bingo hall. One does not need to master any rocket science to learn how to play bingo online. With an average mind and fast reflexes, anyone can learn to play bingo in no time at all.
However, there is one thing about bingo that is not as easy as one would think, and that is its many Bingo Variations. Any regular bingo session entails a lot of bingo variations which players need to learn before they are ready to play. While regular bingo variations are still popular, bingo halls these days are innovating variety of bingo patterns to add more spice to the game. In a regular bingo game, anyone who covers any five numbers in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally is declared a winner. Other common bingo variations include patterns like four corners, postage stamps etc.
Some other popular bingo variations include:
Six-Pack: A bingo variation wherein a player needs to mark a pattern of six numbers, two rows of three numbers, either vertically or horizontally. At certain sites, you can also include free space to complete the patterns.
Nine-Pack: An easy bingo variation where you need to fill any nine numbers to form a square.
Eight-States: To win this bingo variation mark off all the numbers surrounding the free space.
Blood, Sweat and Tears: In this bingo variation, a player must fill his or her bingo card with three separate bingos i.e any three rows of five numbers. This is exclusive of corners.
Dotted Picture Frame: In this bingo variation a player must fill every alternate space along the edge of his or her bingo card.
Blackout bingo or coverall: Another immensely popular bingo variation usually played for the progressive jackpots. A player must fill all the numbers on the card to win.
Top and bottom: To win this bingo variation, fill both the top and bottom row on your bingo card.
Postage Stamps: A commonly played bingo pattern, where players need to mark off numbers so as to form two squares of four numbers each located at the corner of a bingo card.
Kite and Tail: A bingo variation where you have mark off a corner of four numbers intersected by a diagonal line. The end result looks like a kite.
75 ball bingo games offer an almost infinite list of bingo variations or patterns to play. In online bingo, the current pattern is displayed at the top of your computer screen, and is explained by the caller before the game commences.