Bingo Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Bingo Boards?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Terms. Use as many terms as you want, but you need at least 25 to fill a Bingo board. The more terms you use, the longer it will take someone to win.
  • Use the optional AltTerms column if you want to call different terms than what's on the board. For example, the boards have English words, but you call Spanish words.
  • Label your Bingo boards by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the link to see the list of terms, print out Bingo boards, or get a link to online Bingo boards.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I save my online bingo game?

  • Flippity Bingo is designed to be printed out or played online in one sitting. There is no way to save a game and return to it later.

Option Header Image Background Color Indicator Color

Can I use pictures in my bingo boards?

  • Yes, just paste the URL (address) of a picture you find on the web in the appropriate cell.
    • URLs must end in ".gif", ".png", ".jpg", or ".jpeg".
    • You cannot use Google Drive to store your images.
    • You can use Google Drawings. Use the "Publish to the web…" link.
    • Images are automatically resized.
    • (Be sure you have the legal right to use each image.)

Are there any options?

  • There are three options you can configure on the Options tab.
    • You can specify your own header image instead of the dark blue "BINGO" header.
      • Image will be resized to 120 pixels high by 608 pixels wide.
    • You can specify the background color of the bingo card using HTML color codes.
    • You can also customize the color of the indicator dots for those playing online.