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Bingo Game Rules

Components

  • Colorful Spinner Card
  • 14 Easy-to-Read Bingo cards
  • Spinner
  • 100 Plastic markers
  • Tally Card.

Object of the Game

To be the first player to place 5 markers in a row either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

Setup

Remove the Bingo markers from their runners; discard the excess runner pieces.

One player is selected to be the Caller. The Caller’s job is to spin the spinner to determine which Bingo letters and numbers are played.

The Caller will then place a marker on the tally card to record the letter and number called.

Assemble the Spinner

Separate the spinner from the collar and remove and discard the plastic nib. Press the collar completely into the spinner card from the bottom side. Snap the spinner into the top of the collar.

Game Play

To start the game, the Caller distributes a Bingo card to each player.

Each player then places a maker on the center “Free Space” on his or her Bingo card.

The Caller spins the spinner and calls out the letter & number the spinner points to.

The Caller places a marker on the tally card for this letter & number.

Players then look for the letter & number on their cards. If the number appears on a player’s card, a marker is placed on that square.

End of the Game

When a player has placed 5 markers in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally, the player calls out “Bingo!”

When a player calls out “Bingo!”, the Caller checks the player’s card against the master tally card to make certain that the letters and numbers marked, have been called.

If the letters & numbers are correct the player who called “Bingo!” is the winner.

Other Versions of Playing Bingo

Filling the entire Bingo card with markers

Filling the outer borders of the Bingo card with markers

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