USE OUR VIRTUAL BINGO CALLER TO PLAY BINGO.
This tutorial will show you how to use our virtual bingo caller to play a bingo game. It was created to make organising a bingo game easier, to reduce the amount of equipment needed, and to quickly confirm the winning cards. You can use either virtual or printed cards to play. The virtual bingo caller is linked to a game’s bingo cards, allowing the “Winners list” to track when a card is a winner.
Per account, you can only have one active caller at a time. By default, you have 2 hours of activation time for your bingo activity when you activate a caller for your bingo project. The game can be extended for up to 48 hours by going to the bottom of the “Game Settings” page. By pressing “Restart the game,” you can play as many games as you wish. You’ll need to distribute printed cards if you want participants to have numerous cards. Per online browser, players can only have one virtual card. The caller and players’ cards are reset when the game is restarted, and they continue to play with the same cards.
You should have already created a new game at this point, which you can see in your Games List on the main page. Click the “Play” icon in the line of your game.
LOOK AT THE GAME SETTINGS:
THE AMOUNT OF VIRTUAL CARDS
You can pick whether you want to play with printed bingo cards, virtual bingo cards, or both. The game will be played with printed cards by default. Modify the amount of virtual cards to adjust the printed-to-virtual card ratio. Click “Set all to virtual” if you only want to play with virtual bingo cards. At BingoMaker.com, click “Join a game” and enter a game name and password for participants to join your virtual game.
Here’s a video that explains how the virtual bingo caller connects the host and the players.
NAME OF THE GAME
You can choose the game name once you’ve got some virtual cards in your game. The title of the game will be displayed on the Game List page.
For the participants to join your game, give it a name and a password.
TYPE OF GAME
If your project includes a simulation, you can choose “Simulation” and the caller will do the draws in the same order as in the simulation. When “Bingo Caller” is selected, the caller acts as a typical bingo caller.
As a normal bingo caller used in bingo halls, the bingo caller will draw the values at random during the game (cage with balls). To print bingo cards for the game, select a card template, click “View,” and print the needed number of cards. Print the same cards several times if you plan to play multiple games.
This option is only available if you have previously completed a simulation for this game. The bingo caller will draw the values in the same manner as a traditional bingo caller, but the results will be reproduced in a predetermined order. The successful combinations will adhere to the simulation’s parameters and will be displayed in the game’s lists as the game advances. Choose the simulation you want to play during the game from the available variations. The bingo caller will repeat the simulation if you start a new game.
ON VIRTUAL CARDS, DISPLAY “CURRENT/PREVIOUS DRAWS”
The current and previous draw areas at the top and bottom of the virtual card can be hidden using this option.
PATTERNS FOR GETTING A BINGO
During the game, choose from 64 different patterns for how players will acquire winning lines. By default, all of the boxes are ticked. The results will be displayed on the winners list in real time during the game. Winning Line (s) is a vertical and horizontal line of 5 consecutive squares, Winning Diagonal (s) is and / (don’t click those if you only want the X) It’s pretty simple to get 4 corners because it only considers the B and O columns, and it’s a necessity for getting the X. Simply choose the pattern you wish to use for the game. Every time you resume the game, you can change the winning patterns.
The first game is completely free. The cost of employing the bingo caller is determined by the amount of bingo cards used in the game. It costs one credit for 25 cards and is valid for three hours. When the caller is activated, the countdown begins and is displayed in the top right corner of the bingo caller.
INTERFACE OF THE VIRTUAL BINGO CALLER DESCRIPTION
We attempted to make the bingo caller as simple as possible so that anyone could use it. The bingo caller was created to handle all parts of the game, including making random draws. The game can be followed from the host’s side using the various lists, and the winning cards can be easily validated. Players can see the flashboard on an external screen, similar to the large board in professional bingo rooms.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE GAME
Players can join your game by entering your game name and password on the Games List page. You can check how many players are in your game in real time, so you can start the draws when the majority of them have joined. The caller will remain active for the duration specified on the “Game Setting” tab (between 2 and 48 hours), and you can “Restart the game” as many times as you wish. Players will be routed back to the “Games List” page after the countdown is complete.
AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL DRAWING
Manually click “Make Draw” to begin the game. Select the amount of seconds between drawings and click “Enable” to use the automatic draw. Click “Disable” to turn off the feature. When the option “Stop the draw when a card is winning” is set to “Yes,” the bingo caller will be turned off if at least one card is winning. If “No” is selected, the bingo caller will continue playing without regard for the winners. When all bingo values have been drawn, or all simulation values have been drawn, the draw will come to an end.
OPTIONS FOR THE BOARD
DRAWS SELECTION BY MANUAL
Organizers can immediately view the drawn values and watch the game thanks to the table. The top of the table shows the current and prior drawings. After each draw, the table is automatically updated.
In the virtual world, make the draws with your bingo cage. Select the numbers in the game table using the draw option “Manual selection of the draws.”
IN AN EXTERNAL WINDOW, OPEN THE BOARD.
This function opens a new window with the table in it. Drag the window to another screen (TV or projector) and display the board so that the players can follow the draws just like they would in a professional bingo hall.
LIST OF PLAYERS AND WINNERS
The Winners List shows the winners’ card numbers as well as their winning patterns.
AUTOMATIC VIRTUAL CARD VALIDATION
The winners list will only include cards that have been played on a device. When a player’s virtual card contains the possibility of a bingo, the card number and pattern will appear on the winners list (not crossed out). When the player has completed all of the squares and obtained the winning pattern, a “Bingo” message will show on the screen. The card will be crossed out of the winners list at that point, indicating that it has been validated.
VALIDATION OF PRINTED CARDS BY HAND
You can indicate the cards that have been validated in this table by validating the winners. To validate a card, go to the winners list and click “Validate” on the card. To show that the card has been validated, it will be crossed out. Only crossed out cards will be included in the final draw if the option “Do a draw among winners at the conclusion of the game” is selected.
OPTIONS FOR ENDING THE GAME
FINISH THE GAME AND COMPLETE THE DRAW
This feature lets players who have won winning lines during the game to draw. The game is over when the draw is made, and the desired number of winners is displayed. Only authenticated cards will be included in the winner’s draw. This method of finishing the game may be done with printed cards by using the 4 corners approach, which you can learn more about at: How to Play Bingo?