How different kinds of bingo chat games bring a social side to gaming

Who doesn’t love a good chat? Let’s be honest here: a pint and a mate to banter with is one of the finest combinations in the world. This is one of the biggest concerns that most bingo hall players have about moving their game online. Many worry that their weekly social event simply won’t happen on a bingo site like it does with the regulars down at the hall.

Well, we’ve got some good news for all those players who think the social part of bingo is just as important as playing the game itself. We’re (of course) talking about the one… the only… BINGO CHAT GAMES. Okay, there isn’t just one kind of bingo chat game, but we’ll get into more detail in just a bit.

Here is everything that you need to know about how some online bingo games can be just as social as if you were sitting with Chatty Kathy down at your local hall.


First things first, let’s just explain what exactly you should expect from a chat game. Chat bingo is pretty much a replica of the games that take place in a brick-and-mortar bingo hall. They have all the same features, not least a chat host (we’ll call them a CH), who’s a jack-of-all-(bingo) trades! The CH is in charge of moderating, entertaining, making the welcome announcements and ensuring that you know about any juicy special or promotions taking place.

Then you’ve got the bingo caller. The name here is pretty self-explanatory, as this is the person in charge of calling out those all-important numbers. Luckily, these can be automatically daubed off your card when you play online bingo.

The most delightful thing about chat bingo, however, is that you can chat in real time to anyone in the same game as you! Also known as “roomies”, these are the people that you can have a laugh and crack jokes with (maybe even get a bit competitive with them, too!) – and basically enjoy your bingo like you’re all together in a real hall. You can keep it to the public chat room for the game or you could even move over to a private chat window if you really connect. All while playing bingo!


As with most bingo games, no one size fits all when it comes to chat bingo, and you’ll find a great variety of options to choose from. The games could differ from site to site, but also within an online bingo site. Keeping it fresh is top of the agenda, and fresh twists on chat games are constantly evolving. Let’s take a look at the most common types of chat bingo games that are out there:

Buddy games

Everyone needs a buddy, and so buddy bingo is the perfect combination. You’ll pair up with one or more of your roomies, meaning that you’ll interact more than you usually would. This is a fun kind of chat bingo that has plenty of different versions, but here are some of the most common ones that you might come across:

  • Team buddies: Whoever wins the game will ensure that buddies on their team win too.
  • Up-down buddies: When someone wins a prize, the two players listed above and below them win too.
  • Alphabet buddies: Anyone with the same letter at the beginning of their username as the winner also gets in on the prize action.
  • Birthday buddies: Got the same birthday as the winner? You get a prize.

Trivia games

Believe it or not, bingo isn’t all about numbers. As you might have guessed, trivia bingo is more like a quiz than an actual bingo game. The first person who correctly answers the question put to the chat room by the CM gets to mark that number on their card. This is an excellent way to have a little bit of a different take on playing online bingo – where you’re surrounded by like-minded people and get to boost your general knowledge on any and all topics from around the world while you’re at it.

Themed games

Who doesn’t love a good themed party? Themed bingo games might be right up your alley if you’re looking for something fun (and a little special) for your bingo experience. There are a number of popular themes staged around specific times of the year, such as Easter and Christmas, as well as sporting events like the Football World Cup and so on. Dress up, bring your best general knowledge about the theme in question and you might just walk away a winner. If not, you’ll no doubt have a good chinwag in the process anyway!

Number games

Sometimes, bingo sites like to add a little sumin’ sumin’ to their games to keep it interesting, and you could encounter the following fun additions to your bingo chat game:

  • First ball out: Before the game, players predict which ball is going to be the first one called out. The winner gets a prize.
  • Winning number: Get a prize if you correctly guess the number which decides the winner of the game.
  • Eggs up: Be the first player to guess a preselected number that has a zero on the end, eg. 10, 20, 30, etc.
  • Birthday: Before the game, all the players will give in their birthday day in number format. If all three of the numbers are called out and the birthday holder notices and notifies the CM – they win a prize.

Whatever type of chat bingo game you go for, we’re sure you’ll get a lot of fun – and some quality human interaction – out of the experience. Who knows: you might even make a friend or two!


If you’re looking for “chatty”, then you’ve certainly come to the right place. At Lucky Pants Bingo, we have a highly trained team that specialise in sass and banter. It’s the place where all the cool folks go to try out some of our wicked games like Slingo bingo, slots and, of course, bingo. Play with us and you’ll be transported back to the old bingo hall!

Anonymous / 08 February 2021