Online bingosites offer many types of bingo, 75 ball bingo, 90 ball bingo, 80 ball bingo and the new and upcoming bingo craze, Scandinavian Bingo (or Multi line Bingo as it is sometimes known) . I thought it might be useful to go through the online bingo game variations.
75 Ball Bingo
Your bingo card for 75 ball consists of 25 squares on a 5×5 grid usually. In general the game is played for patterns, although as with online bingo game variations of the bingo game, you sometimes play for coveralls. These require that all 25 numbers have been marked off in order to win.
Patterns vary from one online bingo site to another but here is an example taken from Foxy Bingo
As you can see, the pattern is the number seven, so in order to win on the card used in the example you would need to mark off numbers 6, 13, 20, 23, 40, 52, 59 and 61.
90 Ball Bingo
Your 90 ball bingo card consists of 27 squares on a 3×9 grid. Each line will contain 5 numbers and 4 blank squares.
Some online bingo sites will let you buy just one ticket where others you must buy a strip of 6 tickets.
In this game, the great British game of bingo, you have three chances of winning. You play for one line, two lines and then full house.
This example of a ticket:
Mark off all numbers on lines 1, 2 or 3 to win the one line prize, all numbers on either line 1 & 2, 1 & 3, or 2 & 3 to win 2 lines, and then mark off all 15 numbers to win the full house.
80 Ball Bingo
The online bingo game variations for 80 ball bingo is sometimes called Shutterboard or CashLine bingo and has only recently been bought to online bingo. There aren’t that many online bingo sites that offer this option at the time of writing this article.
It is played on a board with 16 squares on a 4 x 4 grid. Dependant on the site you play at you could be playing for a line across and then a full house, or you could have to complete a pattern. At the Sun Bingo site all games play for a line across and then a full house, offering you two chances to win.
This is an example:-
Scandinavian Bingo (Multiline Bingo)
As with 75 ball bingo this is played on 25 squares on a 5×5 grid. The difference with this game is that you don’t play for patterns or coveralls. It’s similar to 90 ball in that you can win line prizes. The added bonus is that you can win FIVE times, not just three as with 90 ball bingo.
This is an example
So, what is your preference? Which style of game would you say is your favourite?
I know this article may seem like I’m trying to teach people to suck eggs but I know I’d never heard of Scandanavian Bingo before.