As with a lot of other gambling games out there, bingo has a lot to do with luck. When it comes to USA bingo, random bingo number calls are made through draws and players then match the numbers onto a 5×5 matrix on cards that are either electronically represented or printed out.
The very first person that comes up with all of the corresponding numbers as to the bingo number calls will be declared the winner after the word “bingo” is called out. Keep in mind that there might be slight differences between USA bingo and UK bingo or even Australia bingo or New Zealand bingo in terms of tickets or bingo number calls.
The origin of USA bingo is from the Italian lottery game “Lo Giuoco Code Loto” from way back in 1530. After that, in the year 1929, a game called Beano was then played with dried beans, cardboard sheets and rubber stamps and, after seeing it, a man named Edwin Lowe ended up coming up with a game similar to it where one had to call out “bingo” in place of “beano”. This was how USA bingo came about.
There are different variations to USA bingo games. When it comes to Buzzword Bingo, players get their bingo cards ready with whichever buzzword is decided on and it gets ticked off as they are uttered in speech or meeting. The overall objective of this game is to be able to tick off predetermined amounts of words in a single row and then calling out “bingo”.
Bovine Bingo gets played during the summer with hopes of raising particular funds for the country. In truth, it is really more like a kind of USA lottery instead of a kind of USA bingo. Lines are chalked into a grid and rectangles are placed onto an enclosed area of land, like a paddock. Here, livestock animals get set loose and the winner is determined wherever the first defecation of the animal is excreted.
Roadkill Bingo is played as people drive to a far location. In this version of the game, pictures of 24 completely different animals get printed onto cardboard or paper and are then placed onto the grid in a random order. Whenever one player sees a dead specimen of one of the animals on the cardboard or paper, he can mark it off with a bingo blotter. The goal of this version of USA bingo is to spot sequences of five animals in the same column or row on the card.
In Lingo, features of two different games are put together; the games are Bingo and Jotto, or Giotto. In case you aren’t familiar with the game, Jotto is logic-oriented and merely consists of two players, a piece of blank paper and something to write with. Every player then chooses a secret word that is made out of only five letters. Basically, the goal of this USA bingo version would be to properly guess the word of the other player before he guesses yours. Fun for all!
By Ray Aderson