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2010      Apr 29

Most people have played bingo at some point in their lives, but even those of us who have never played the game, generally do know how to play the game.

Traditionally bingo is played using cards containing a grid of squares (usually but not always a grid of 5 X 5 squares), with each square containing a different number. Each player is given one of these bingo cards, and the objective of the game is to mark off a row, column or diagonal of squares (in some versions, the objective is to obtain multiple lines, another square, or even get all squares marked off). Squares on the cards are marked off by the players when the bingo caller (who also acts as referee) calls out the corresponding number.

Bingo has undergone something of a renaissance in popularity in the last few years. While the traditional game remains popular, new variants of bingo are reaching new audiences. In each case, these variants of the game are played using bingo cards containing custom items related to a particular topic, rather than the standard numbered bingo cards.

Some examples include:

– Holiday bingo, using bingo cards with words and phrases themed around a particular holiday be it New Year, Valentine’s Day, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

– Wedding and baby shower bingo is a popular activity on these social events. Bingo cards containing items related to brides, weddings, or babies, are used as applicable.

– Educational bingo is getting more and more popular with teachers. Versions of the game can be produced for almost any type of class including English (including K12 and ESL), math, science, history, geography or even religious studies. Game play may also be varied by the teacher, so for example in math bingo, cards containing math problems may be used and students must write in the answers to these problems rather than simply tick off the squares.

In order to play any of these variants of the game, you will of course need bingo cards printed with the appropriate themed items. These are not always easy to obtain for every possible topic, and even when available can be expensive. Therefore the best option for most people is to simply print them using a computer and appropriate bingo card generator software.

2010      Apr 21

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2010      Apr 19

It is perhaps not surprising to find that Bingo players seem to be a particularly superstitious crowd and a close look at the motivations, habits, language, and the minds of bingo players, will reveal some very interesting, if not decidedly weird and wonderful results. Among some of the more bizarre superstitious beliefs that have come to light include players completing rituals before playing a game of bingo Such rituals may commonly include bathing with essential oils, but only with a particular chosen oil, or spinning round a certain amount of times and also sweeping bingo cards with herbs. Bingo rituals are actually a lot more common than one might expect and are a way for bingo players to prepare themselves for the game and what they believe is surrounding themselves with good luck. It can be considered as a kind of obsessive behaviour, especially if it comes to dominate the players life.

Many common superstitions involve the lucky numbers. In the same way that people pick lottery numbers, bingo players often look out for similar lucky numbers on their bingo cards. This lucky number superstition has become more prevalent within the online bingo game as in this situation players are able to select which bingo card or cards they would like to play with from thousands of variations. This means therefore that they are able to look out for their lucky number appearing on a card. Common lucky numbers that players are drawn to include theirs on family members birthdays, numbers relating to their house or work or that they have won with before. Common lucky numbers may even be numbers that are generally considered unlucky, such as thirteen

Many of the people who play bingo like to surround themselves with their lucky objects. These object range from such well know luck bringers as four leaf clovers or teddies to more obscure items that have a specific or direct meaning for the player. It is also true to say that bingo players often consider certain dabbers to be lucky. In land-based bingo, played in the traditional bingo hall, many bingo players will bring in their own lucky dabber to use when marking off the numbers on their bingo card. When playing bingo online, players are able to choose from a whole range of different dabber colors and also styles and they will often stick to a certain color and a certain style if it has be found to give them a good win in the past!

It is unlikely that the relationship between Bingo and superstitions that people hold will ever not be a very close one. After all most people believe in the principal of luck – we all look for a stroke of luck in our lives – and the luck principal is of course of considerable importance to all those gamblers who enjoy playing bingo.

2010      Apr 17

There are many different areas to an online bingo site and one of them is the internet bingo chat rooms. You can get to know new people while taking a break from playing your favourite games. If you are unfamiliar with the online playing sites you will find several different games to play. The majority of the sites will also have slot games
casino games and instant games nestled among the many varieties of bingo games.

The internet bingo chat rooms are exceptionally fun. You get to visit with others that have the same interests that you do. This could extend to other areas in your life besides your fondness for online bingo games.

Certain sites have chat moderators that can help you with any questions you might have. These friendly moderators will enhance your enjoyment of the bingo games. Even if you have played bingo in the bingo halls you will find subtle differences when playing internet bingo. These internet bingo chat rooms can help you bridge the gap.

A great feature of some of these sites is that you can play games within the internet bingo chat rooms and win prizes. What could be more amusing than chatting and winning at the same time? When you are a club member you can also earn points while in the internet bingo chat rooms.

You may experience some problems when trying to connect to a chat room. This is most likely due to a firewall. We all have these to protect us against problems
but you can get help online. There are usually three main areas to an internet bingo chat room; the rooms and message display area. The control panel and text area and the area where the other chatter’s aliases are located are the third area.

You will be connected to the main lounge when you log on to the internet bingo chat rooms and from there you can travel to the other chat rooms. You will use the up and down arrows to navigate through the internet bingo chat rooms. You will be able to see how many people are chatting in each room and you can decide if you want to join that group or not.

You would locate the send button in most internet bingo chat rooms and type your message; when you are done typing you only need hit the send button or hit enter. It really is as easy as that. You must abide by the rules of the internet bingo chat rooms. There are rules about the language and conduct that must be followed or you can be removed from using the chat room. Whatever you do
make sure you enjoy your experience when you play bingo online.

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