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Chapter 4.1: Introduction to Bingo.

What is bingo game?

Bingo game is a game of chance played with randomly drawn items by the caller which then the players match it against items that have been pre-printed on their bingo cards.

The objective of this game is to find the first player to achieve a predetermined pattern from the randomly drawn items and thus usually concludes the game. The winner is usually required to call out the word 'BINGO!' which alerts the caller and other players of a possible win.

Commonly there are two styles of bingo game: U.S. style bingo game which usually played in U.S. and U.K. style bingo game also known as housie which usually played in U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. Our InstantBingoCard 2.2.0.0 is focusing on making bingo cards for the U.S. style bingo game.

 

What is bingo card?

Bingo card is a flat piece of cardboard or disposable paper used in U.S. style bingo game which usually contains 25 squares arranged in five vertical columns and five horizontal rows.

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Bingo Card Elements

As you can see from the picture above bingo card generated using InstantBingoCard 2.2.0.0 consist of 8 elements and here are those elements:

  • Card Element. Card element consists of one sub element and that sub element is:
    • Card Section. This sub element illustrated by the color gray.

  • Call Element. Call element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Call Section. This sub element illustrated by the color dark red.
    • Call Spaces. This sub element illustrated by the color light red and all of the call spaces are located inside call section.
    • Call Items. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Call' and each one call item is located inside one call space.

  • Free Element. Free element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Free Section. This sub element illustrated by the color dark green.
    • Free Spaces. This sub element illustrated by the color light green and all of the free spaces are located inside free section.
    • Free Items. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Free' and each one free item is located inside one free space.

  • Head Element. Head element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Head Section. This sub element illustrated by the color dark blue.
    • Head Spaces. This sub element illustrated by the color light blue and all of the head spaces are located inside head section.
    • Head Items. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Head' and each one head item is located inside one head space.

  • Left Element. Left element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Left Section. This sub element illustrated by the color orange and located on the left side of the card.
    • Left Space. This sub element illustrated by the color yellow and placed inside left section.
    • Left Item. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Left' and placed inside left space.

  • Top Element. Top element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Top Section. This sub element illustrated by the color orange and located on the top side of the card.
    • Top Space. This sub element illustrated by the color yellow and placed inside top section.
    • Top Item. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Top' and placed inside top space.

  • Right Element. Right element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Right Section. This sub element illustrated by the color orange and located on the right side of the card.
    • Right Space. This sub element illustrated by the color yellow and placed inside right section.
    • Right Item. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Right' and placed inside right space.

  • Bottom Element. Bottom element consists of several sub elements and here are those sub elements:
    • Bottom Section. This sub element illustrated by the color orange and located on the bottom side of the card.
    • Bottom Space. This sub element illustrated by the color yellow and placed inside bottom section.
    • Bottom Item. This sub element illustrated by the words 'Bottom' and placed inside bottom space.

 

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