Pattern Bingo Games

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about bingo… along comes pattern bingo! This is a great twist on the regular bingo you might be used to. If you haven’t heard of this variation, sit tight – we are going to tell you everything you need to know to get started.

What is pattern bingo and how do you play it?

This type of bingo game requires you to match every number in a pre-set pattern on the grid. The pattern is made available prior to play, so you’ll always know what to look for.

Depending on the pattern, you might need to match as few as five numbers or several more to complete whichever design has been selected for that game.

Top tip: Try some free pattern bingo games first

This gives you the opportunity to get the hang of it and to see how this type of bingo game is played.

Types of patterns you might see

You’ll soon see there are several bingo patterns you might come across while playing these games. We’ve mentioned a few below.


These are exactly what they sound like – patterns that are shown in a specific format on the bingo card.

Some examples are:

  • An arrow pointing upwards
  • A letter of the alphabet appearing in a specific position on the card
  • Four corners of the card


Moving patterns are more complex, as the pattern can appear as shown or in a rotated position. For example, if the letter C is used as the pattern, it can appear exactly as you would normally view it. However, it might also appear rotated by 90 degrees, upside down, or by 270 degrees.

Not all patterns work in a moving format, but these would:

  • The letter T
  • A dollar sign
  • A tick


These involve a pattern that cannot rotate on the card, yet it can appear anywhere on it. So, for example, an arrowhead pointing into the top right corner of the card could also be counted if it appeared elsewhere, yet still pointed into that same corner. Not all patterns will work in this sense, but the smaller ones that take up less room on the card work just fine.

What makes pattern bingo so fun?

It makes you think, for starters. It’s not just about matching numbers, it’s about matching them in the right pattern. It is a great challenge for the mind and eyes, giving players more to focus on as they play.

You can see how some practice play would be a great idea if you wanted to try these games. This especially applies when the crazy, moving, and wild patterns are in use. It can take a while to fully get the hang of them before you start playing with real cards.

Where do I find pattern games on Lucky Cow?

It’s easy – just head for the bingo area at Lucky Cow and look out for the 75-ball bingo games. These are played on a 5 x 5 grid, with a specific pattern given as your target for that game. It could mean matching five numbers in a line as shown, or perhaps in some other pattern or design.

Are you going to try your hand at playing some pattern bingo games?

If so, there is no better place to check out the opportunities to do so than at Lucky Cow Bingo. You might find pattern bingo becomes your favourite way to play. If you want a greater challenge than the one offered by a standard 90-ball bingo card, check out the pattern bingo opportunities instead.