Any game comes with its own lexicon. Understanding this language is key to being able to successfully participate in the sport. This is true for the game of bingo.
Blackout: No, this doesn’t refer to the lights going out. Blackout is a commonly used term meaning that all of the spaces on a bingo card need to be covered in order to win. Sometimes, this is also known as coverall.
Four Corners: This term also makes reference to a bingo pattern. Specifically, this is a pattern in 75 ball bingo where you must cover the numbers in each corner of the card.
Hard way Bingo: This term is not what you might think. It actually makes reference to needing to obtain a bingo in a straight line without the benefit of using the free space.
On-You would refer to yourself as being “on” when one or more of your cards needs one more number in order to be a winning card.
Postage Stamp- No, you won’t be sending anything through the post with this bingo term. Actually postage stamp refers to matching four numbers in a 2 x 2 grid to form a postage stamp. These would be found in any of the four corners of the bingo card.
Six Pack-This term isn’t referring to a set of abs or a pack of ale, actually this is a bingo term. This means in you need to get six numbers in a block on your card in order to win.
Nine Pack- This is the same as six pack but it requires nine numbers not six