Generate your own personalized bingo cards
This tutorial explains how to generate bingo cards with the application. To do so, you have to create a new project. Each project will be divided into three stages: the generation of the cards, the design of the cards and the simulation of the game. You can make up to 5 designs and 5 simulations per project. The first design and simulation are free. The cards will be randomly generated so that there are no duplicate cards in the same project.
On the main page, click at the top-right corner on “⊕ New Project“.
Choose the main settings of your project.
Number of cards
Choose the number of cards that will be generated by the application for this project. The cost of designed cards and simulations will depend on the amount of cards selected when creating the project.
The card generation costs 2 credits per 25 cards. The cost increases with each multiple of 25 cards for up to 500 cards per project (40 credits).
Choice of model
Choose one of the 4 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 advanced settings are set by default to generate standard bingo cards containing numbers from 1 to 75 with a free center. Choose the customization options that better fit your needs.
Enter the name of your project. It will be shown on the main page of your list of projects.
The title will appear at the top of all the cards. It can be modified during the design.
Kind of bingo
Numbers: To create bingo cards containing numbers in the squares (standard bingo).
Custom text lines: To create bingo cards with personalized text lines in the squares. You can enter the text lines at the next step.
Choose the date of your bingo 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.
The cards will be numbered from # to #
Enter the number of the first card in your project. This function allows the numbering of another project to follow sequentially.
Number of random values
Set the number of random values that will be distributed randomly in the squares of the cards. 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.
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 on the icon “Cards“. The last project created or edited will be shown at the top of the projects list.
If you have selected the option “Custom text lines“:
If you have selected the kind of bingo “Custom text lines” in the advanced settings, 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. To quickly import a list, use the “Copy and paste” function (Word, Excel, text, …). 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 project 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 see your cards, go in the row of your project and then click “Cards icon”.
Once you have saved your list, you will have 12 hours to make corrections to the values by clicking “Modify the list of values“. This function cost 2 credits per 25 cards depending on how many cards are in the project. Note that the values will not be updated in the simulation lists that were made before the modification.