Bingo Game Rules

Bingo Game Rules

(In card Bingo, if five of your cards are called you shout out "Bingo!")

(In card Bingo, if five of your cards are called you shout out "Bingo!")

Card Game Rules

Bingo is a classic card game for four of more players. Bingo uses two standard 52 playing card decks. More decks can be used depending on the number of players and the number of playable spaces.

For more classic card games, check out our guides for Cribbage and Go Fish.

If you are looking for cards to play Bingo with, check out a standard deck here or check out one of our recent arrivals here.


Set Up

Before gameplay can begin, a caller must be selected. To do so, players must choose a random card from a shuffled deck. The player with the lowest card becomes the caller. Ties are broken with repeated drawings. The caller shuffles both decks and then passes out five cards, faced up, to each player (players can opt to have additional groups of five cards to make the game more like regular Bingo). The other deck is just for the caller.

How to Play

The caller then draws cards from the shuffled deck and announces the rank and suit. If a player has that card in their hand, they place it faced down on the table. When a player has all of their cards faced down, they shout “Bingo!” and win the round.

For more information on Bingo and its rules, check out Wikipedia’s article here or Pagat’s article here.

Looking for more card games to play?  Check out this article:

40+ Great Card Games For All Occasions

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Last update date: 03/29/21

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