Archive for the ‘bingo cards’ Category

We stumbled on a user generated video about

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

In our semi-regular search of the web for references to, we found this short  video by MrFloresFilm on YouTube of an educational use of our bingo card generator. It’s always fun to see where our bingo cards show up.

Another Highly Customized Bingo Card Customer

Monday, November 7th, 2011

A couple weeks ago we delivered a PDF file that combined bingo cards designed with our custom bingo card generator and a very nicely designed background graphic that the customer had designed in-house. The final result turned out even better than we expected. We hope that the event at the university in the US that contracted the job went well.

We do one or two highly customized bingo card designs every year. They’re a nice change of pace, and often, we can re-use a little bit of programming on the live site. This time, we made a small improvement to the font size of column headers that are mixed lengths. That improvement will be pushed to the site in the near future.

If you are reading this, and would like custom bingo cards to suit your own complex requirements, give us a call or email.

Bingo Game for a Dollar?

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Today, I stumbled upon a Bingo Game for $1 at a dollar store. Wow. You can’t buy much for a dollar… so I bought one, hoping for a few laughs.

And I get some.

Here’s a picture of the front of the box.  This box is packaged with a little ~5 inch tall plastic bingo cage roller under clear plastic packaging.


Here’s a picture of the assembled game. Dear Daniel kitten not included – he is borrowed from my sister!


A few minutes after opening the package I realized that this wasn’t standard American style bingo. Here are a few of the deviations:

  • There are only 72 balls, not the normal 75 –  LOL, the box says there are 62 balls, I had to count to discover that there are 72.
  • The 8 reusable bingo cards with fold down flaps have 24 randomly selected numbers; however, on the card, the numbers are sorted from lowest to highest.
  • Numbers do not have a specified column. On one card, 19 is in the first column, on another card, 19 is in the second column.  In theory, 19 could end up even further down the card, but that would be unlikely.

Since these are non-standard numbers, you won’t be able to use standard bingo cards. So, you’re normally limited to the 8 cards that you’ve been provided.  However, using our custom bingo card generator, I have made a workaround.

Click here for numeric bingo cards that use the numbers 1-72 with 14 numbers in each column – with the exception of “O” which has 14 numbers –

You can print enough for a small party.  Do NOT mix the original cards with cards generated on  The ones from our website generally follow the American format bingo card scheme.  I.e. numbers within a column are randomly sorted and are assigned to a column.

All things considered, it’s a pretty good value for $1, but it’s unfortunate that it’s not quite standard bingo.

PS, the roller doesn’t stay on the mount very well on the arm side. A well placed twist tie holds things together a lot better. Also, a sticker on the back of the  bingo game box says that this game  is either manufactured or  imported by Mountains China Co. Ltd.


Update: I glanced inside the cage after initially publishing this post and I realized that there were numbers past 62 in there! So, I had to count, and the box is wrong. There were 72 balls in my kit. It’s still non-standard! The custom design above has been revised.

Canadian Debate 2011 Bingo (English)!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

The first debate of the 2011 Canadian Federal Election is tomorrow.  It always seems to come so quickly, at least compared to the US elections where  the build up to the debates is months long!

We won’t know if this is an interesting debate or a snooze-fest, but you are encouraged to hedge your bets by printing off a few of our special edition Canadian Debate 2011 Bingo Cards.  Will F-35 jets come up?  Health care?  Education?  Aliens from Jupiter? Who knows – it’s Canadian politics, afterall!

Print a few cards off and at least someone in your group will win bragging rights for the night.


Oscars Bingo 2011

Friday, February 25th, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve demo’d the custom bingo card design feature of on the blog.  So, today, we took the Oscar nominees for best lead actor, lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, and best picture and put them into a custom bingo card design.  If you’re hosting an Oscar party, maybe you’d like to have some bingo fun to go with it!

Here’s our design for Oscars 2011 themed bingo cards.

Based on the “Nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards” from the Oscars site: