Bingo Lingo

Playing Bingo is a lot of fun. Especially listening to the Bingo Caller rhyme out all the different calls for each ball number, or listening to all the different bingo terms they use.

We know what it's like to be a new player, trying to figure out what all the terms and numbers mean. So we want to make it as easy as possible for you. Just click on the links below and you'll see all the different terms and sayings you'll need.

Bingo Glossary

Bingo What you say when you have all the numbers required for the game or pattern being played
Blackout This is a variation of Bingo in which the object is to cover all 25 spaces on your card. Blackouts are usually won in 50 to 75 numbers, but it's not uncommon to play Black Out games that use only 42 or 43 numbers
Bingo Board An electronic display board that lights up each number as it's called
Caller This is the person who draws the numbers and calls/announces them
Early Bird A Bingo game that's played before the official start of the bingo 'session'
Free Space It's the space in the middle of a bingo card that never has a number assigned to it
JackPot The prize offered in a Bingo game. Sometimes the jackpots are progressive which means they can grow daily and weekly
Moonlight Bingo Games that typically start after 10 PM
Speed Bingo Just like regular bingo except the numbers are called very quickly and you can win in as few as 3 numbers

Bingo Calls

Number Call Number Call Number Call
1 Kelly's Eye 31 Get up and Run 61 Bakers Run
2 One Little Duck 32 Buckle my Shoe 62 Turn on the Screw
3 Cup of Tea 33 Dirty Knee 63 Tickle Me
4 Knock at the Door 34 Ask for More 64 Red Raw
5 Man Alive 35 Jump and Jive 65 Old Age Pension
6 Tom's Tricks 36 Three Dozen 66 Clickety Click
7 Lucky 37 More than Eleven 67 Made in Heaven
8 Garden Gate 38 Christmas Cake 68 Saving Grace
9 Doctor's Orders 39 Steps 69 Either Way Up
10 Tony's Den 40 Naughty Forty 70 Three Score and Ten
11 Legs Eleven 41 Time for Fun 71 Bang on the Drum
12 One Dozen 42 Winnie the Pooh 72 Six Dozen
13 Unlucky for Some 43 Down on your Knees 73 Queen B
14 Valentine's Day 44 Droopy Drawers 74 Candy Store
15 Young and Keen 45 Halfway there 75 Strive and Strive
16 Sweet Sixteen 46 Up to Tricks 76 Trombones
17 Dancing Queen 47 Four and Seven 77 Sunset Strip
18 Coming of Age 48 Four Dozen 78 Heaven's Gate
19 Goodbye Teens 49 P.C. 79 One More Time
20 One Score 50 Half a Century 80 Eight and Blank
21 Key of the Door 51 Tweak of the Thumb 81 Stop and Run
22 Two Little Ducks 52 Danny La Rue 82 Straight on Through
23 Three and Me 53 Stuck in the Tree 83 Time for Tea
24 Two Dozen 54 Clean the Floor 84 Seven Dozen
25 Duck and Dive 55 Snakes Alive 85 Staying Alive
26 Pick and Mix 56 Was she Worth It? 86 Between the Sticks
27 Gateway to Heaven 57 Heinz Varieties 87 Torquay in Devon
28 Overweight 58 Make Them Wait 88 Two Fat Ladies
29 Rise and Shine 59 Brighton Line 89 Nearly There
30 Dirty Gertie 60 Five Dozen 90 Top of the Shop