Currently there are only 4,103 monthly active users for Blingo on Facebook but of those users 129 have spent the time to rate the app giving it a 4.8 out of 5 rating. Like many apps you do need to allow Blingo access to your basic information and the ability to post to your wall. Once this is done you are taken straight to the game and awarded a “Base Bonus” of 5 credits. There is also a “Friends Bonus” but as this is our first time playing Blingo, we have none
From the lobby you can see the number of card credits that you have, the games you have won and the number of the six types of jewels that you have won. You can also see the rooms available from the lobby and the information about each room is as follows:
• Number of players in the room
• Number of cards in play
• Room requirements (i.e number of wins required to access the room)
• Game Type (i.e Four corners or 5 in a row)
• Card Cost
• Prizes for winning
Unfortunately all rooms at Blingo are 75 ball games.
We chose to join Bingo World 1. When you open the game room you will find the patterns required to win in the top left hand corner, the call board in the middle and the room info in the top right hand corner. The chat box is to the left of your bingo cards with winner information to the right.
We suggest waiting for the game to complete before buying tickets because unless just a few numbers have been called in the game that is in progress, the likelihood is that you won’t be able to catch up.
For each game you can only buy four cards but as this is a manual game of bingo four is the most you would want to play. The balls are called at just the right speed to ensure that you can check all four cards and mark any matching numbers before the next ball is called. Bingo is not called automatically when you play Blingo so you do have to keep an eye on your cards to see if you have matched any of the numbers.
All in all it’s a decent free bingo game from Facebook but it does lack the community feel of some of the more popular games like Bingo Blitz. Whilst you win gems on games these don’t appear to actually do anything!