Online Bingo

Here is our guide to online Bingo.

We put this guide together after running thousands of successful virtual team building activities and connecting remote teams in all industries for over a decade!

Online Bingo involves participants marking off numbers on their digital Bingo cards as they are called out by the host. This classic game of chance promotes teamwork and camaraderie as team members cheer each other on and celebrate wins together, fostering a sense of unity and shared achievement within the group.

Ideal group size: 

4 to 20 players

Activity duration:

30 to 60 minutes



What you’ll need:

  • Bingo card generator software or website
  • Video conferencing platform with screen-sharing capabilities
  • Digital Bingo cards for each participant
  • Prizes or rewards for winning participants

How to play:

Step 1: Prepare Bingo Cards

First, generate digital Bingo cards for each participant using a Bingo card generator software or website, ensuring that each card is unique.

Step 2: Share Bingo Cards

Next, distribute the digital Bingo cards to all participants via email or through the video conferencing platform.

Step 3: Explain Rules

Before playing, brief participants on the rules of the game, including how to mark off numbers on their Bingo cards and how to signal when they have a winning pattern.

Step 4: Start Calling Numbers

You can begin calling out numbers randomly, one at a time, and display each called number on the screen using the video conferencing platform’s screen-sharing feature.

Step 5: Participants Mark Numbers

As you call out numbers, participants mark off the corresponding numbers on their Bingo cards using digital markers or annotations.

Step 6: Announce Winners

Players announce when they achieve a Bingo, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

Step 7: Verify Win

Then, have the winning participant confirm their winning pattern by displaying their Bingo card on the screen for verification.

Step 8: Celebrate and Reset

Finally, congratulate the winner and celebrate their victory with the team. Then, reset the game by generating new Bingo cards for another round of play.

Examples of games or activities:

1. Emoji Bingo

  1. Generate Bingo cards with various emojis instead of numbers.
  2. Call out emojis randomly, describing each emoji verbally or displaying them on the screen.
  3. Participants mark off the corresponding emojis on their Bingo cards.
  4. The first participant to complete a winning pattern wins.

2. Trivia Bingo

  1. Create Bingo cards with trivia questions or facts in each square.
  2. Call out trivia questions randomly, providing multiple-choice answers or asking participants to recall specific information.
  3. Participants mark off the correct answers on their Bingo cards.
  4. Folks who get a Bingo win.

3. Picture Bingo

  1. Create Bingo cards with pictures or images instead of numbers.
  2. Display pictures randomly, either by describing them verbally or sharing them on the screen.
  3. Participants identify the corresponding pictures on their Bingo cards and mark them off.
  4. The first player to get a Bingo wins.

4. Music Bingo

  1. Create Bingo cards with song titles, artists, or music genres in each square.
  2. Play snippets of songs or music clips randomly, either by sharing audio files or performing them live.
  3. Participants identify the corresponding songs or music elements on their Bingo cards and mark them off.
  4. The first participant to complete a line of correctly identified songs calls out “Bingo!” to win.


  1. Establish Clear Rules: Set clear guidelines for marking off numbers or squares, claiming Bingo, and verifying wins to avoid confusion during gameplay.
  2. Encourage Interaction: Foster camaraderie and engagement among participants by encouraging friendly competition, cheering each other on, and celebrating wins together.
  3. Use Screen-Sharing Wisely: Utilize screen-sharing features to display Bingo numbers, images, or trivia questions clearly and ensure all participants can see and hear the game.
  4. Provide Clear Instructions: Clearly explain how to access and use digital Bingo cards, markers, or annotation tools to ensure smooth participation for all players.
  5. Offer Prizes or Incentives: Motivate participants by offering prizes, rewards, or recognition for winning rounds, completing patterns, or demonstrating exceptional participation.
  6. Rotate Hosts: Rotate the role of Bingo caller or host among participants to keep the game dynamic and give each individual a chance to participate in leading the game.

Final Thoughts

Playing online Bingo is a versatile and inclusive activity that brings joy, laughter, and connection to virtual gatherings. Whether it is traditional Bingo or a creative variation, the game fosters teamwork, engagement, and camaraderie among participants of all ages and backgrounds. The shared moments of fun and celebration strengthen your bonds and leave you with lasting memories.

Want more ideas? Check out our post on online team building games.

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