Bingo Guide Book

Know the Different Bingo Patterns

There are numerous bingo patterns that can be used to win a game. Majority of the patterns are traditional while some are just done recently. Most of the combinations are known to any players. Gamers who are experts in the game will realize that some patterns are just replica of the other. In this article, we will discuss bingo patterns that are commonly used, have similarity with the other types and some strategies.

Listed below are the popular bingo patterns that are commonly used in a game:

  • The T Pattern can be done upside down but some rules allow side T position.
  • The Straight type are the most commonly used since it is less complicated than others. Possible wins can be done through one horizontal, diagonal or vertical line.
  • The Railroad Track kind has a configuration of a double and triple bingo wherein there are two horizontal or vertical lines formed together that copies the look of a track. Other type includes, bow tie and asterisk.
  • The letter type does not mean the alphabet since it is more of the straight-line combos.
  • The Lucky Seven kind has the horizontal line of the top edge of the card together with a diagonal line that runs from the top right to the bottom left, giving the image of number seven.
  • The Blackout type is more popularly called as coverall and this kind is mostly used during progressive jackpots since it takes a longer time to have this combination. In 51 calls, a player must cover all the 24 boxes, but if no one wins, the jackpot is rolled over.
  • THe Odd-Even is a variation of the coverall type wherein players have to cross out all even or odd number depending on the decision of the caller who usually bases the decision with the day of the month or other methods.
  • The picture frame type includes all spaces on the edges of the playing card. Some variations involve a small box inside the edges of the card, meaning there should be a big square frame and a small frame inside the big one.
  • The postage type is done by covering the four squares in the corner of the card.
  • The Six Pack type of bingo pattern is somehow similar with the postage stamp, only that it is made of two rows and three squares.
  • Kite type s is achieved by having a box at the corner and a diagonal tail.