Special Bingo Picture Patterns
Tired of the usual line or shape bingo patterns? Why not try bingo picture patterns for a change?
Why the need for more interesting patterns? Isn't it all about winning the jackpot? Can interesting patterns help us win the jackpot? These questions sometimes need to be answered when we consider having other patterns to play with. Patterns are our focus and monotonous objects of focus sometimes dull the game, especially to players with unchanging losing trends. They need to be challenged, and their interests perked up.
Interesting patterns can enliven players' moods. Aside from winning the jackpot, they would like to see how unique patterns would emerge from their cards. Take the "Touchdown" bingo picture pattern. Imagine the victory gesture of a football player who just made a touchdown---hands up and head held up high. To form this pattern on the card, we need two adjoining spaces from the tops of both B and O and then down. Then form a cross, the head of which extends from the top of the free space, and the wings are the lateral spaces left and right of the free space. The trunk of this cross extends from below the free space down to the bottom.
The "Saucer" pattern is three consecutive spaces at the bottom of I, N and G, plus a space second from the bottom at B, and also a space second from the bottom of O. A "Stocking" pattern has two adjoining spaces from the bottoms at B and I and then up, all the horizontal squares of N, and 4 squares down G. The "Christmas Tree" pattern, very good on Yuletide bingo games, is formed by three spaces from the bottom of N and then up, intersected at the third space by a horizontal line that divides the card in half, a space on the top at N, and the second spaces from top down at I and G.
How about a "Santa's Hat" bingo picture pattern? This includes two rows of horizontal lines from the bottom, two consecutive horizontal spaces at I and G leaving a space on the top each, and a space on the top at N. A "Clover" pattern is simply four spaces clustered tightly together into a small box found at each corner of the card, leaving intersecting lines of unmarked spaces in the middle.
These bingo picture patterns will prove amusing to all, winners and losers. These are also excellent ways of promoting the event.