Please note: this is a sponsored blog post by Pocket7Games. This doesn’t affect the content of this review.
I’ve written beginner guides on Solitaire and 21 Gold, two of the most popular games in the Pocket7Games app, but neither of those are as popular as Bingo Clash. As the name suggests, Bingo Clash is a Bingo game, but it’s a very different game than what your grandmother is used to. In Bingo Clash, you plot, strategize, and try to daub your card better than your opponent. Fast fingers might have an edge in Bingo Clash, but fast thinkers often take win the prizes. Below, you’ll learn how Bingo Clash works, and I’ll give you five strategies to help you win your first real cash prize with Bingo Clash.
How to play Bingo Clash with Pocket7Games
In a lot of ways, Bingo Clash starts off as an ordinary game of Bingo. The playing area features a Bingo card in five neat columns and five rows, with the very middle already out of play. Each game lasts two minutes, and one by one, numbers are drawn and announced by first naming the column in which you’ll the number, and then the number itself. When the number corresponds with an open spot on your card, you tap it (daub) and the number is covered up. Filling a column or row (or all four corners) gives you Bingo.
Now, with your first daub, you’ll notice a little meter filling up. The faster you daub a number, the more this meter fills up. When you’ve got a full meter, you receive one of two bonuses. The first bonus is a diamond. Tapping this diamond allows you to pick any number to daub, thus giving you an extra chance. With the second bonus, you get to pick one out of four possible numbers that then will be called next. You can ‘store’ a maximum of two bonuses before you need to use one.
Using these two bonuses, you have a significant influence in how the game plays out and where your bingos will land. As you can imagine, planning in such a way that maximizes your bingos will give you the best chance of winning the match-up against your opponent and getting the cash prize.
Strategies to help you win real money with Bingo Clash
Below, I’ve listed four strategies that will help you win cash in Bingo Clash. These strategies help you maximize your points and might give you an edge on winning the game.
- Use you power-ups after you daubed
There’s nothing worse than using a power-up on a number that’s being announced at the same time. The only good time to use a power-up is right after a number has been called. If the number is on your card, you won’t waste your power-up. If the number is not on your card, you’re not wasting precious time.
2. Daub fast
Speaking of wasting time, there are two reasons to daub as fast as you can. One, you get more points for a faster daub. Two, you’re going to need the time to strategize. Once you’ve daubed, you’ve got a few seconds to assess how your card has changed. Especially when you’re using a G power-up, you need to know exactly which numbers work best for you.
3. Keep the corners free
In the beginning of the game, try to get as much of the center filled up as you can. As the game progresses, it will become clear where your best chances for bingos are. Because combining two (or more) bingos at the same time will give you bonus points, the corners are perfect opportunities to get those simultaneous bingos. In a perfect world, a corner gives you four bingos at once (covering a row, a column, a diagonal line, and a bingo for all four corners).
4. Shift your focus
Because the game dictates much of the pace, you need to shift your focus when there are 30 seconds left. In many other Pocket7Games, you can play faster and get an advantage there. In Bingo Clash, you’ll find you’ve got less to do as the game increasingly starts calling numbers that aren’t on your card – this is why you lay the groundwork in the moments leading up to this point. In those last 30 seconds, it’s all about adding bingos wherever you can. Don’t throw strategy out of the window altogether, but don’t take any risks here.
Where to get the Pocket7Games app
You can download the Pocket7Games app in the app store. The app is free, and you can play all the games for free, as well. If you find yourself winning some real cash playing Bingo Clash, you simply go to your profile to withdraw your winnings – you can start withdrawing once you’ve won at least $2.