Generate your own personalized bingo cards
This tutorial explains how to generate bingo cards with Bingo Maker. The cards will be randomly generated so that there are no duplicate cards in a same project. The settings are set by default to generate standard bingo cards containing numbers from 1 to 75 with a free center.
When you create a new bingo project, the first bingo caller activation, the first design and the first simulation will be free. Once a project is created, you can reuse the same project again instead of creating a new one every time. If you plan using virtual cards, create the a new project and then click “Play” when you are ready to start the game. If you are using printed cards, you can make the design of the cards by importing images. Save the cards as a PDF file and bring the file at a print shop.
Create a new bingo project
On the main page, click at the top-right corner on “⊕ New Bingo Project“.
Number of cards
Choose the number of cards that will be generated by the application for this game (minimum of 25 cards, maximum of 1000 cards). *2000 cards is for printed cards only. The card generation costs 2 credits per 25 cards. The cost increases with each multiple of 25 cards for up to 1000 cards per game (40 credits). You can learn more about the costs List: “Costs List“.
Enter the name of your project, it will help you sort out your bingo projects. The name will be shown on the main page of user account.
Modify the column headers BINGO for another five letters word.
Kind of bingo
Numbers: To create bingo cards containing numbers in the squares (standard bingo).
Words / Phrases: To create bingo cards with personalized text lines, words or phrases, in the squares. You can enter the text lines at the next step.
Number of random values
Set the number of random values that will be distributed randomly in the squares of the cards. The voice to call out the numbers can only work with 75 numbers. If you use a bingo cage, this number represents the 75 numbered balls. By choosing the number of random values, it is as if you have changed the number of numbered balls inside the bingo cage. You can set the amount of values from 25 to 150. For a standard bingo game, choose 75 (numbers from 1 to 75). If you want to define the number of values more precisely and understand the variables that influence a bingo, go to the bingo calculator page.
The center of the card can be either free or have a square containing a value like the others.
The cards will be numbered from # to #
Enter the number of the first card in your project. This function allows the numbering of another pack of cards to follow sequentially.
Printed cards options:
Choose one of the 5 sheet models from the location of the card(s) on the sheet. The gray areas represent the spaces available around the cards where you can insert images during the design of the cards. The page layout of the models is suitable for US Letter size paper 8.5″ x 11″ (215.9 mm x 279.4 mm).
The title will appear at the top of all the cards. It can be modified during the design.
Show the date
The date will not appear on the virtual cards. Choose the date of your bingo event or disable the function. By default, the date of creation of the project will be included on the cards. If you want another date, select it on the calendar. The date can be modified during the design.
Card number in the corners
This function allows the card number in the 4 corners to be displayed. When a player gets a bingo, the organizer rips a numbered corner of the card and keeps it for the final draw. This way, he can make a draw among the winners at the end of the game. This function can be modified during the design.
Create your bingo project
When you have finished selecting your project settings, click “Create cards“. If you want to design the cards, click “Create cards and make the design“. Note that you will be able to design the cards later.
To view the bingo cards that you just created, go in the row of your project and click the “Cards” icon. The last project created or edited will be shown at the top of the project list.
Bingo with words or phrases
To make bingo cards with words or phrases in the squares, at “kind of bingo” select “Words / Phrases“. Select the number of words or phrases you have in your list at “Number of random values“. Go at the bottom of the page and click “Next step“.
Enter on the table the text lines that will appear in the squares of your bingo cards. The table is divided into five columns BINGO. In order to prevent losing your list and to quickly import it in the table, Copy and Paste your list from a Word Excel document. The values entered will be placed on the table according to the selected input method. You will not be able to change the input method once your game will be saved.
Input method: By columns (default setting)
“Copy and paste” the text lines on the table and they will be distributed by columns.
Input method: By rows
When you select the imput method “By rows“, a window will appear in your browser “Do you want to leave this site?“. To continue, click “Leave“.
Copy and Paste the text lines on the table and they will be distributed by rows while alternating columns. This method allows a better distribution of values to avoid inserting the text lines in alphabetical order in the same columns.
When finished, click “Save list and create cards“. To view your cards, go in the row of your project and click the “Cards” icon.
Once you have saved your list, you will have 12 hours to make corrections to the values by clicking “Correct the list of values“. This function cost 2 credits per 25 cards depending on how many cards are in the game. Note that the values will not be updated in the simulation lists that were made before the modification.