90 ball bingo is a British institution. Our 1-90 bingo card generator produces playable 90 ball bingo tickets in strips of 6. Press Generate Bingo Cards to get started.
1-90 Bingo Cards
90 ball bingo cards – the rules
Did you know that there are rules for where numbers are placed on 1-90 bingo cards?
- Each row must contain 5 numbers
- Each column must contain at least one number
- The first column can only contain numbers 1-9. The second column can only contain numbers 10-19, and so on. The ninth column can only contain numbers 80-90.
- In a set of 6 tickets, which is called a strip, each number appears once and once only. So when you play with a strip of tickets, you’ll be able to daub one (and only one) number somewhere on your strip. If you know the rules of number placement you’ll be able to locate it quickly because you’ll know which column to look for it in!
How to use the bingo card generator
- Choose a title for your ticket strips or leave it as 1-90 Bingo
- Click in the Select Font Family box to choose a different font if you like
- Want to change the colours or upload and use your own background image? Click in Header Background, Grid Background and Card Background to see all the options.
- Press Generate Bingo Cards
- Want printed cards? Choose the number you want from the drop down list or enter a custom number. Press Generate Printable Cards. Each strip of 6 tickets will be different.
- Want online cards? Invite your friends by putting their email addresses in the Invite emails box then pressing Invite. They’ll each be emailed a link to their own strip of tickets which can be printed or daubed online (touch the number and see the box change colour)
- Play bingo and enjoy!
How to play 90 ball bingo
You’ve got a set of our cards now, so what else do you need? A way of calling the numbers, of course! Android and Apple apps are available for this, or you could buy a mechanical bingo cage (available on Amazon for around £20) which is a more fun way of doing it. Turn the handle of the cage to spit out a numbered ball.
If you do decide to go for the cage, make sure that it has 90 balls (some of them only have 75).
The final thing that you will need is something to daub the numbers with. If you really want to get into it, proper bingo daubers (aka bingo dabbers) are available on Amazon. They are basically marker pens with a stamper on the end instead of a tip, to be used with a dabbing motion rather than a swiping motion. If you don’t want to be bothered with dabbers just cross off the numbers with any old marker pen!
You’re ready to play! Call off the numbers one by one as they come out of the cage or appear on the app. The players must dab their cards and be ready to call Bingo to claim the win. In a traditional game of 90 ball bingo, there are three prizes:
- 1 Line; first player to daub all the numbers in any line
- 2 Line; first player to daub all the numbers in any two lines
- Full House; first player to daub all the numbers on their card