Bingo Chat Games
Why Play Bingo Chat Games?
Bingo sites encourage their players to be active in the chat rooms, as a friendly chat room helps to foster a good sense of community and tends to make people feel more relaxed playing online, thus improving the overall experience.
Chat games help to get people involved in the interaction and many sites give away a lot of extra prizes to the winners.
The prizes don’t tend to be particularly big, but with lots of games taking place you have a very good chance of winning something at some point, however small it is.
They are free to enter, so you have absolutely nothing to lose by taking part and you can win some of the additional prizes on offer.
They also make playing bingo online that much more fun and exciting, so it is well worth getting involved.
They come in many different formats, but they are very rarely complicated and they don’t require a huge amount of attention or thought.
You can still concentrate on your main games while enjoying everything that the chat games have to offer.
Etiquette, Rules & Advice
Chat rooms are ultimately about making the online bingo experience a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved, and if you are going to get involved it is important that you respect this.
There is some etiquette to be adhered to in these rooms; it is not particularly strict and it is mostly common sense but nonetheless we should point it out.
Basically it is just about treating others as you would want to be treated yourself, remembering that these are real people you are chatting with.
You should always try and make others feel welcome, and make sure that you are courteous and friendly to everyone. Abusive comments, even if made in jest, are not acceptable and not likely to be tolerated by the chat moderators.
Discussions about potentially contentious issues, like politics for example, are best avoided and you should be very careful about saying anything that could be perceived as prejudiced.
As we said, this is all pretty simple stuff but there is no harm in us mentioning it. Also, don’t use the chat rooms if you have technical issues or a query with your account – that is what customer service is for.
The chat moderators are in charge of the rooms and they set the rules for the chat games.
They will explain the rules before the start of each game, so make sure you read them fully before taking part.
The rules are usually very simple and easy to understand, but you can always just ask if you have any questions.
You may have to register your interest in taking part, so make sure you do what’s required in that respect.
The best advice for playing these games is really just to take part in as many as you can and have some fun.
It’s a good idea to have the auto-daub feature turned on if you are taking part in the chat games, as you don’t want to miss out on any of your numbers being called.
A lot of the games require you to be the first to type an answer, in which case make sure that you stay alert and be ready to for some quick-fire typing.
Chat Game Prizes
The prizes on offer will vary from one game to the next, and will be different depending on what site you are playing at.
You won’t generally find particularly big prizes on offer, but remember that these are mostly about having a bit of fun and they are free to enter after all.
A common prize is some free games and bingo bonuses are also often given away. Sometimes the prize will simply be some extra money added into your account or a gift voucher of some kind.
Types of Chat Games
There are literally hundreds of different chat games on offer across the various bingo sites, and there seem to be new ideas being used all the time.
It is not really possible to keep up with all the different variations that are available so the best thing to do is just get involved in them and learn about the games that way.
However, most of the games fall into one of three main categories, so we’ll explain a little about each of them.
Trivia games are pretty popular, and they are usually very simple too. The basic idea in these is to be the first to correctly answer a question, or series of questions, asked by the chat moderator.
The questions can be on any subject, but particularly common subjects are celebrities, film, television and music. The second category is buddy games, which are entirely luck based.
In these you can win prizes for things like sharing a birthday with the winner of the main game, or having a username that starts with the same letter as the winner.
The third category is number games, and there are several variations in this category.
These generally involve selecting a number, or numbers, in the chat room prior to the start of the game. For example, in “First Ball Out” all participants must give the chat moderator a single number.
The play who gives the number that is then first called out in the main game wins a prize. “Last Ball Out” is similar, but the prize goes to the player who correctly guesses the last number to be called.
There are lots of different number games that are played but you will soon pick them all up if you regularly get involved with the chat at your chosen bingo site.