Facts About Bingo Daubers

by Administrator 18. September 2018 15:03

A bingo dauber is a pen used to mark the numbers being called during a game of bingo. Daubers can also be called dabbers or dobbers. They are an intrinsic part of bingo as a tool, an accessory and for some even their good luck charm.

Listed below are some interesting facts about daubers that every avid bingo player should know:

  • Characteristics Of A Dauber: A special characteristic of a dauber is a distinct round circle they make which looks like a bingo chip. It is a little plastic bottle with a sponge-tip that is filled with non-toxic and non-staining ink. Daubers usually contain around 45 ml of ink but are also available with a capacity of 80-120ml of ink which can last from 4 to 8 sessions of bingo without being re-filled.
  • History: Bingo originated in Italy in the 1500s and spread to parts of Europe in 1700s. During this period, players marked their cards with beans. In the early 20th century, when bingo made its way to North America and gained immense popularity, people progressed to using cards with sliding windows and brightly colored plastic disks. It was in the late 20th century that daubers came about.
  • Types Of Daubers: Daubers are available in a variety of themes, colors and shapes to suit different personalities. They can also be customized to reflect your personality. There are disposable daubers, novelty daubers, plain daubers, daubers with different nibs e.g. simple round nibs or nibs with the shape of the sun, stars, moon, etc.
  • A Good Bingo Dauber: A good dauber’s ink is transparent and flows freely. One should be able to see the numbers after they’ve been marked. The dauber should be a big and colorful one. In the end, it should feel good to you.
  • Types Of Inks For Daubers: In addition to the affordable standard bingo ink, one can also use fluorescent daubers in magenta, purple, pink, aqua, lime green, coral, teal, orange, etc. These colors are a favorite among younger players. The colors are non-toxic and can be safely used by players who have kids around. An interesting observation regarding daubers is that the color used by many players is purple.
  • Where To Get Daubers From: Daubers cannot be found at stores. They are available at bingo halls and on online portals as well.


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Bingo is often considered a game of luck. However, there are certain factors which make some players more effective than others. Players who take these steps seriously and follow them religiously have greater chances of winning. Anyone interested in raising the bar of success at the next bingo game can do so by following the following steps:

  1. Prepare: The first and foremost step to a successful bingo game is to prepare yourself for the game. This requires the player to arrive at least half an hour before the game starts. There are players who arrive one or two hours prior to the beginning of a session. On arriving, purchase your cards, relax and talk to those around, have some refreshments and set up your space. Everything you may need during the game should be close by e.g. your phone, a drink, etc.
  2. Arrange Important Supplies: Supplies like highlighters, bingo daubers, masking tape, glue stick, and even lucky charms can greatly increase the chance of success in the game. Bingo daubers help players mark the numbers which have been called. Masking tapes help secure the cards together so that you don’t have to waste time adjusting them. With all your essential supplies around, you are likely to be less distracted.
  3. Choose A Seat: It is believed that choice of a seat in a game of bingo has a huge impact on the performance of player. It is best to sit close to the caller. This will help you remain focused and listen to the numbers clearly. Try to sit on a seat with minimal distraction in order to stay away from talkative players and friends.
  4. Be Alert: It is crucial to remain alert during a bingo game as missing out on even one number has the potential of pushing you further away from winning. A little bit of light exercise prior to a game of bingo can be helpful in stimulating your senses. Also Take scheduled breaks.
  5. Useful Strategies: There are certain strategies for making a bingo game more effective. Some strategies are:
  • Play with more cards or buy few cards and play more games.
  • Use a highlighter to mark your cards in special pattern games.
  • Choose cards with not many common numbers
  • Select cards with an even distribution of numbers and a symmetric order (Granville’s strategy)


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by Administrator 28. July 2018 17:39

Bingo phrases are the soul of a bingo game. They add life to the numbers and an air of excitement in a bingo hall. The phrases are cheeky, witty and fun to hear, no wonder they are on the tips of expert players.

Here are some of the most common and interesting bingo phrases used during a game of bingo.

  • 9. Doctors’ Orders- This interesting phrase is derived from military language. It is believed that 9 PM was when pills that were given by doctors to soldiers during World War II, as it was the latest the army and naval officers could make appointments.
  • 11. Legs Eleven:  As clear as it looks, legs eleven is a phrase used to describe the number 11 which resembles a pair of long thin legs. There’s an element of fun attached to this phrase in comparing the legs of the actual player with 11’s legs!
  • 13. Unlucky For Some- The number 13 is associated with bad luck in many parts of the world. The words, “for some” are used because there are few players who feel that this number brings them lots of cash and joy!
  • 16. Never Been Kissed: This phrase tells the tale of two lovers and it is also called Sweet Sixteen based on a song sung in 1932 by the Blue Mountaineers.
  • 25. Duck And Dive- This animated phrase uses the number 2 with reference to a cute duck who dives away on seeing 5, a snake.
  • 44. Droopy Drawers: A funny phrase, Droopy Drawers is used for this number because it resembles a pair of trousers that look like they have slipped down a person’s legs. This phrase is sure to ignite bursts of laughter during a bingo game!
  • 53. Here Comes Herbie: This phrase is derived from a car featured in various Disney films since the 1960s. Its bonnet has the racing number 53 hence the phrase.
  • 56. Was She Worth It? Refers to the high cost of marriages in the 50’s which was 5 shillings and a sixpence. It is a cheeky phrase asking whether the amount is worth a wife!
  • 57. Heinz Varieties: Heinz condiments have the number 57 which is used to describe the variety of products produced by the sauce manufacturer.
  • 83: Ethel’s Ear: The connection between this number and the phrase can be deciphered by observing the number. 8 is supposed to resemble a fat lady and 3, her ear.
  • 88. Garden Gate/ Two Fat Ladies- This number has two phrases to represent it. One is rather funny. The number 88 depicts two curvy ladies standing next to one another. Garden gate is also used because it simply rhymes with the number.

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A good game of bingo provides a whole lot of fun and relaxation in addition to some exciting cash prizes & jackpots. Women see bingo as a refreshing change from their daily routines and responsibilities and why not? Women deserve a break too!

Let’s take a look at some factors that make bingo a favorite among women folk:

  • Women Love Socializing: Women thrive on socialization. Getting together with their friends and family members over a game of bingo is just what they need to unwind. Unlike men who relax by watching TV or playing video games, women need to go out and express themselves and that’s what playing bingo does for them. It is a great platform for meeting old friends, making new ones and learning from each other.
  • Bingo Is Affordable: Playing bingo involves fewer expenses. That is another reason due to which women resonate with the game. They just want to have fun but without any major expenses and risks. They don’t want to carry any anxiety back home.
  • Stress Reduction: Women see bingo as a stress diffuser. They relax in the company of like-minded people. It gives them a chance to chatter away their worries. It is really therapeutic for them. Bingo freshens up their brain and mind by stimulating feel good hormones due to the laughter and excitement involved. Bingo allows women to have some moments with themselves.
  • Jackpot & Cash Prizes: Most women are up for a game that lets them make money without exertion. All you need is luck by your side and voila!  You might end up going home with a jackpot. There’s not much training and risk involved. Huge jackpots, bonus packages, cash match options and great prizes are more frequent in bingo as compared to other games. So the chances of winning are very high.
  • Boosts Mental Agility: Women who stay at home tend to experience boredom over a period of time. However, indulging oneself in a game like bingo from time to time brightens them up and clears their minds. They feel sharper and more alert. Some women look at bingo as a mental workout which is just as important as physical exercise.

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