Playing Unusual 'T' and 't' Bingo Patterns
There are regular and unusual bingo patterns to play with. The following are some of the unusual patterns.
A giant "T" pattern is seldom used in a bingo game, but it should prove challenging to complete. To complete an upright "T" format we need to be able to mark all the numbers under the "N" heading on our card. The "N" row is the middle row and makes up the trunk of our "T" pattern. The horizontal line that completes our "T" may either intersect the top end of our "N" row or its bottom end. Make sure to fully mark out the horizontal row as well.
Another option for the "T" pattern is a lying "T." To do this we should have the "B" row fully marked up and intersected by a horizontal row at its mid-section, also fully marked up. This horizontal row serves as the trunk of our "T" format lying on the left side of our card. On the other hand, a "T" pattern lying on the right of our card should have the "O" row all fully marked up and a horizontal row intersecting its mid-section, also fully marked up. This horizontal row serves as the trunk of our "T" format lying on the right.
An inverted or upside down "T" pattern also has the "N" row as the trunk, the same as in the upright "T" pattern. The difference is that it intersects a horizontal line at its base, at the midsection of the horizontal line which is lying flat on its back on the bottom. Thus, the giant "T" bingo pattern may be standing upright, upside down, or lying either on the left or right.
A bingo game variant is the recognition of the small "t" pattern. The small "t" is made up of 3 squares horizontally and another 3 squares vertically. A legitimate "t" is one whose trunk crosses the "free" square in the middle. So an upright "t" has its top horizontal line parallel the B-I-N-G-O heading on the card and its mid-section rests directly above the "free" square. Its trunk crosses the "free" square and ends directly at the bottom box of the "free" square.
An inverted or upside down small "t" and lying down "t" bingo patterns on the right and left all have their trunks crossing the "free" square and ending up just a box after it.
The "T" and "t" patterns should make us all tensed up playing bingo.