The Best Bingo Themes to Try at Home Today

Red raffle game with different coloured balls for bingo

Bingo is a fun game to play with friends and family, and is absolutely adored in the UK. It’s been a popular pastime for many generations and now, thanks to the advent of online bingo, you can play from the comfort of your own home! Whether you want to play bingo for mobile with a bunch of friends in your living room, or want to host a bingo games night, we have a whole range of different types of bingo games and themes that you can try at home.

The main types of bingo games

There are many different types of bingo games, which are defined by the number of balls in play. Luckily, online bingo sites normally have an array of variations for players to choose from. This means that you can try out all the different types and then settle on the one which really floats your boat.

Here are the main types of bingo you can play:

75 ball bingo

 75 ball bingo is the staple bingo played in the United States and Canada. The bingo cards have 25 squares that are organised in 5 rows of 5 numbers. 24 squares contain numbers while the centre square is blank. In order to win, you must be the first person to have a full row of numbers checked off your card in any direction — vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Keep in mind that in some games you’ll have to complete shapes that have been chosen for the particular occasion. Jackpots in 75 ball bingo are usually bigger than those found in the other variations, purely because there is only one winner.

80 ball bingo

Another less popular version of bingo is 80 ball bingo. It’s more similar to the 75 ball version than the 90 ball one in that you complete shapes on your card, rather than rows. This version of the game uses a card with 16 squares, 4 columns, and 4 rows. If you want to win, then you must mark off a complete row in the pattern shown on the card before anyone else does. Each column has a number range and there are a number of popular patterns, including four corners, single numbers, horizontal or vertical lines, and many more.

90 ball bingo

90 ball bingo is the most popular bingo variation in the UK and the one you’re most likely to find in any of the numerous bingo halls across the country. This version of the game uses 90 balls and the bingo card has 15 numbers divided into three rows of 5. The jackpot in 90 ball bingo can be smaller than other versions due to the fact that there are three opportunities to win and the prize is shared between the winners. The player that completes a row first, a player who completes two rows, and the player who scratches off all numbers to get a full house all win.

Spruce up your bingo games with fun themes

Christmas-themed bingo with Christmas ornaments and bingo cards

If you’re ready to host a bingo night with friends and family, you can make the game more entertaining by having a themed bingo extravaganza. Take a look at these great themes for more twists and turns.

Halloween bingo

Who doesn’t love a bit of Halloween-themed activities? With Halloween bingo, you can get players to shout “trick”’ or “treat” instead of shouting “bingo”. You can easily download a Halloween-themed bingo card game online, and decorate your house with spooky decorations — think spiderwebs, pumpkins, bats and more. To make things more interesting, you can hand out masks or ask all the players to dress up in their best Halloween costume.

Music bingo

Doing a music-themed bingo game will help introduce you to new music, or take you back to a nostalgic period of your life with some of your favourite old school songs. You will need to create cards and put down a list of song titles on each one. Each player receives a song card, and then the caller in the game will pull a card and mention the song. Whichever player has the song on their card will do a short sing-along, and whoever can mark all the songs off their card must shout “bingo” in order to win.

Christmas bingo

With this theme, you can use red and green M&Ms or Hershey’s kisses as the bingo markers to keep within the Christmas colour theme. You can also add in holiday-themed prizes wrapped in Christmas paper to give to the winners. There are a number of free printable Christmas bingo cards available online for you to download and use. So, if you’re looking to add snowflakes, stockings, and some festive fun to your bingo night at home, consider playing Christmas bingo.

Movie bingo

There’s simply no end to the options when it comes to movie bingo. Whether you want to have a comedy night, a musical setup, or a mysterious evening of thrillers and crime movies, all you have to do is download and print movie bingo cards that are freely available online. You could also opt to create your own cards with movie titles of your choice, with each square representing a different movie. To add to your movie-themed bingo night, you can include popcorn, slush drinks, M&Ms, and other snacks you’d normally enjoy during a night out at the cinema.

Superhero bingo

Let out your inner Aquaman, Superwoman, Antman or other superhero that’s just dying to see the world. Get all your friends and family that are playing to dress up as their favourite superhero, or you could have a Marvel vs. DC superhero showdown! Download and print or create your own superhero bingo cards. The cards could contain images or simply the names of famous superheroes. To make this bingo theme more fun, you could have movies like Spiderman playing in the background.

Play online bingo with friends

Young woman having fun playing online on laptop

Luckily, we live in an age of advanced technology which enables you to host your friends online, even if they can’t come over in person. All you’ll need is a video call app such as Zoom, Skype, or House party. To make your online bingo game run smoothly, select a designated bingo caller. Virtual bingo nights can be themed too! For ease, download a random number generator app to replace the balls and bingo turner.

Booty Bingo offers a wide range of bingo games

At Booty Bingo, we feature a wide range of some of the best online bingo games available. Whether you’re a fan of 75 ball or 90 ball bingo, you will find the game you are looking for in one of our bingo rooms. We also have a sensational range of online slots for you to enjoy!