Most players would agree that bingo is one of the best and most entertaining games to play. Not only is it fun, it is also a good way to keep players mentally alert and to exercise eye and hand coordination. Bingo players’ personal preferences differ considerably, some prefer playing at specific bingo halls and others prefer playing online. But, no matter what their preferences, any passionate player would agree that one should own at lest one bingo set of their own.
When choosing a bingo set of their own, players faces an almost impossible task - there are hundreds of sets to choose from. The best would be to buy a set that contains bingo shutter cards.
Bingo shutter cards are cards with shutters or slides. Instead of daubing off the called numbers, players using the bingo shutter card simply slide the shutter down over the called number.
The advantages of using bingo shutter cards are numerous. The biggest advantage is that shutter cards can be re-used, because players do not mark their numbers off with daubers of markers. This also means that owning a set with bingo shutter cards are more cost effective over the longer term because players do not have to buy or print new cards. Another advantage is that there is no mess and spilled ink because players do not use daubers to mark off their numbers.
Bingo shutter cards enables players to play bingo wherever they want to. There are no messy daubers and no chips that can be lost. Another advantage is that it is easy to fix a mistake if a player accidentally marked off the wrong number.
Cleaning up after the game is just as simple because most bingo shutter cards have a "quick-clear" feature. When the button is pushed all the closed shutters slide up again and the bingo shutter card can be used immediately.
The only disadvantages of using bingo shutter cards are weight and cost. Because these cards are mostly constructed from wood it is heavier than paper cards. Bingo shutter cards are more expensive than normal paper cards, but can be re-used.
Bingo shutter cards are the perfect addition to any bingo set. It is easy to use and a lot of fun and can last for a long time. Some websites auctions "vintage" shutter cards that are over thirty years old!