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Bingo for all

Bingo enjoys the prominence of a game of chance that is variously played by people from all walks of life. Aside from being a game of chance, it is also a social game. The more people playing it, the higher the stakes will be. Hence, all the more that it becomes fun and livelier. The internet has even put Bingo to greater heights, bringing the number of players to imagination's boundaries and endless possibilities.

Fun is the word that first comes to mind every time Bingo is announced in family or social gatherings. Leisure and occasion books put this game on top of their lists. And why shouldn't they? Bingo can also be educational when pictures and figures replace the traditional numbers.

Bingo's own history should well be enough to put a smile on everyone's face. It came by accident. From Europe, the game came to the shores of the United States as a game called "beano". Beans were used to cover or mark cards when an item is called. On one county fair game, instead of saying "beano", a happy player shouted "Bingo!" From there, the name stuck on.

Basic requirements for Bingo include the following: Bingo Cards: May be made out of cardboard, paper, or even painted on mats. The internet provided a virtual variation to the cards. The cards are partitioned 5x5, and each square is given random number depending on the type of bingo game. The center square is marked free.

Numbers: the numbers may be printed on paper, plastic, or balls. They may simply be placed on hats or baskets so that they can be selected at random.

Markers: Beans, rocks, and pennies were the earlier versions of markers that were used to cover picked numbers in a card. Today, felt pens are used or some cards are already perforated to be pushed if the number is called.

There are several patterns that may be used for every game of Bingo. Of course, the different patterns provide different sets of difficulty, thus different levels of prices. Blackout pattern - most common pattern in Bingo. All numbers are marked.

Lines pattern - players must fill a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line in their cards.

T's pattern - a capital T must be formed in the card, be it right side up, upside down or sideways

U's pattern - a capital U must be formed by filling any three sides of the card.

Squares pattern - players must create a square shape by marking all sides of the card (right, left, up, and down)