Learn About Bingo Chat Games and How to Play Them

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We all know what fun it is to play bingo with a group of friends or family. Thanks to live chat functionality, you can interact with other players when you are playing online too. With bingo chat games, you can take your gaming experience to the next level, and potentially win some exciting prizes.

These types of games are very popular, but it can be overwhelming to figure out what the rules are. To help you out, we’ve put together a brief guide to explain what they are, how they work and how to play them below.

What are bingo chat games?

Online bingo doesn’t have to be a solo affair. Thanks to real-time chat functionality, you can talk to other players during the game, and can even get to know people and make friends in the process!

Depending on what bingo site you use, there are often online rooms which offer specific games. Within these rooms, chat moderators (some people like to call them “CMs”) monitor the public chat forum to make sure everything is going smoothly, and no-one is having any problems. However, the moderators do not just take care of everyone: they often facilitate games through the chat box.

How do they work?

Using simple chat prompts in the shared chat feature, the moderators can start any number of games throughout the day (or during the time that the relevant bingo games room is available). These games will be announced ahead of time, giving all the players a chance to prepare.

Once the game is announced, the players will play as normal, while looking for certain wins or other features that might take place, as per the chat game rules. For example, a chat game might involve keeping track of certain numbers on your ticket. In some cases, the games can also be purely word-based, which means having to fill in the blanks or answer questions.

Often, these chat games are themed around celebrities, popular culture, holidays, sports or any other category that might appeal to the players in the room. By just typing text into the chat box and keeping track of what is going on in the games, players can win by just taking part in the games and having a bit of fun.

How do you play them?

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As we mentioned above, playing chat games is as easy as keeping an eye on what is coming up in the chat feed while you are playing in an online bingo games room. All you need to do is take note of what is being played and understand the rules.

There are many game variations, so it might take a bit of time to figure out the rules of every single one, but most of them are quite self-explanatory. Below, we’ll briefly discuss a few of the most popular chat games and how to play them:

Trivia

If you love a pub quiz, then you’ll want to get involved in this one. The chat moderator will choose a theme or topic, and will then post questions in the chat box. The first person to answer the trivia question correctly is the winner!

Whether it’s about famous TV series or celebrities, or even about football stars or other random trivia, this is a category that caters to a variety of preferences, or people with multiple interests! And you’re sure to leave the session with a few more facts you didn’t know before you entered the room – bonus!

Corners

To bring in some traditional ticket patterns, this game involves players sharing the four numbers that are in the corners of their ticket on the screen. If these numbers are called out, and you type in “corners” into the chat, then you’ll be the winner of this particular game.

Fill in the blank

As we mentioned already, this is one of the most popular formats for these types of chat games, and they are very easy to play. All you need to do is look out for when the chat moderator announces a game and shares a sentence with the word BLANK in it.

The goal is to be the first person to fill in the blank correctly. For example, the CM might type in “Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the BLANK”, and you need to be the first to type in “fiddle” to win.

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