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Playing Bingo After Vision Loss

Practical Tips for Playing Bingo When You Can’t See the Numbers

  • Ask the Bingo coordinator if large print or braille Bingo cards (see below) are available. If not, you might want to suggest they start to offer them. There may be many other Bingo players who would also appreciate these options.
  • Consider bringing your own large print or braille Bingo cards. Smaller Bingo events, such as those offered at neighborhood churches or clubs, may permit you to bring your own cards if you pay the required playing fee.
  • Try playing with fewer Bingo cards so that you can keep track of your numbers more easily.
  • If possible, choose a seat where there is shadow-free natural or artificial light.
  • Use contrasting Bingo markers that completely cover the entire number. This can help reduce visual “clutter” when scanning your cards during play.
  • For more information about preparation and adaptations for card and board games, see Card and Board Games for Players with Vision Loss.

Adaptations: Large Print or Braille Bingo Cards

  • Large Print Bingo Cards are large (6.75″ x 7″) heavy-duty cards with .62″ high numbers in black against a white background.
  • The Bingo Board with Braille measures 8″ x 9″ x 1/2″ and features raised letters and numbers, with corresponding braille below the letters and numbers. Markers are included with each board.
  • Easy-Read Fingertip Bingo Cards measure 8″ x 9″ with 3/4″ high numbers. When your numbers are called, mark them by sliding the translucent plastic tabs over each number. When the game is over, slide the tabs back to begin the next game.
  • Gigantic Laminated Bingo Cards measure 11″ x 17″ with 2″ high black numbers against a white background.

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Playing Bingo After Vision Loss Practical Tips for Playing Bingo When You Can’t See the Numbers Ask the Bingo coordinator if large print or braille Bingo cards (see below) are available.