Bingo is one of the most played games in the American history. Although, it was once considered as something unpolished and old fashioned because it was only played by people who were illiterate and poor. However, recent research shows that this belief was wrong as Bingo has been around since the early 19th century. Bingo is played in millions of different places all over the world and it is especially popular in the United States of America. This is why it became to be included in American English schools curriculum.
There are different styles of playing Bingo. One of the most common styles of playing Bingo is called scratch Bingo. A typical American bingo card consists of a square black grid with five columns and five rows. The rows are labeled with numbers i, b, g, o, and r.
A horizontal line is drawn on top of the row for the winner. If you mark a number i, you are leading the game by one step and the bingo caller will be able to see that the caller has more than one card to call. However, you cannot tell for sure what number your opponent will call using a horizontal line. As mentioned earlier, it is possible that the player may use an additional card when the bingo patterns are discarded. Therefore, you should be careful in choosing your own strategy in using a horizontal line to mark off your cards.
Another way to play Bingo is called progressive. When you play Bingo, you are given a series of numbers and you must call as many of them as possible without letting your opponents get more numbers. You can increase your chance of winning by using fewer numbers but you are always risking letting your opponents win. In this way, it is usually played using large numbers, like 5, 10, or more. In most cases, Bingo is played with the help of a wheel so that the numbers are arranged in certain patterns. The actual game is not really played on a wheel but the numbers are arranged on the wheel.
An interesting variation of Bingo is called Fan Bingo. This type of Bingo is played with a single wheel and does not feature any specific pattern. Basically, every player gets four corners and must call when they see those four corners. In some cases, some lucky numbers are used to make your bingo patterns even more unique and challenging.
Of course, the only way to win in Bingo is to beat all of your opponents. If you want to learn more about how you can develop your own strategy, you can find books or magazines on the subject, or you can play Bingo online. While playing online, you will be able to play free bingo and practice your strategy against virtual Bingo players. By using your imagination, you can come up with many different ideas for making your bingo prizes totally different and challenging.