Bingo Equipment Necessary to Operate a Bingo Game

・Bingo Cards
– The first thing every bingo player needs is bingo cards on which to mark numbers. At this point, you have two options: either to go for sheets of paper or purchase hard cards that are more expensive, but, on the other hand, can be used more than once. If you decide on the first option, you’ll come across some new terms, such as “4 On, 5 Up,” which refers to 5 sheets of paper, each having 4 bingo cards.

・Bingo Ball
– Balls are the next important component in the bingo game. There are different sizes, costs and types of balls. For example, the price of a set of balls can vary from $15 to $200. It’s your decision with which balls to play.
Bingo Cage- As soon as you get the balls, your next step is buying a cage for drawing the balls. This is likely to be the most costly piece of equipment you’ll have to buy, with the price varying from $50 to $200 (if you’re looking for real quality equipment). If you have the money, you can also go for a ball blowers, but get ready to pay approximately $1000.

– Once you have these two basic components, the balls and the cage, the next step is to make sure that you can keep track of the balls that have already been called. Usually ball blowers and cages are equipped with a “masterboard,” by means of which you can easily survey the situation. However, in our experience at, bingo players often wish to see the summary, in which case the options vary from a relatively cheap dry erase board, to huge, costly electronic “flashboards.”

・Bingo Chips and Bingo Daubers
– At this point, you will need to give bingo players something with which to mark their numbers. One of the alternatives is reusable bingo chips. However, if you decide to use bingo paper, you’ll need to buy daubers, which are small canisters of ink used to dab bingo sheets.
The above bingo equipment constitutes the major portion of required bingo accessories, but there are still more bingo accessories which could aid your bingo game. Depending on how much money you can afford to pay, there are other accessories like dauber racks, ashtrays and seat cushions, which could all serve to optimize your bingo game.

・Below are some tips that will help when buying Bingo equipment:

・Pay attention to the size of the balls. If you decide to purchase 1.5″ balls, be sure that the cage or the blower fit them.
・Find out if the balls are already included. If so, it is recommended not to buy any more.
・If you’re playing for pure entertainment, purchase a set that includes all the equipment you need. You’re likely to get the set at a discount, since you’re buying so much at one time and the sets are often of a lower quality.