Bango is much
like Bingo, except that it is played by turning cards over rather than covering
them up on a board.
Two decks of
standard 52 card decks are needed with different colored backs. This could be a
blue deck and a red deck, or any other distinguishable variation.
are also needed to play Bango.
three to 10 players may play Bango at one time.
The objective of
Bango is for all of the face up cards a player has to be turned face down
first. The first player to achieve this wins.
The choice of
the first dealer occurs by a deal. The first ace to be dealt is the dealer.
Shuffle and Cut
The dealer and
the player on his immediate left will each shuffle one of the decks of cards.
Then, both the dealer and the player that shuffled the cards will offer the
player to the right of the dealer the decks of cards to cut, separately.
Before each deal
each player agrees on an amount to put into the ante pool.
The deal takes
place from one deck and each player receives five cards dealt face up. The
cards are dealt face up and one at a time, including to the dealer. After the
deal the remaining deck is placed to the side and not used in play.
Each player then
arranges their cards in front of them, placing them face up. Once arranged, the
dealer will then take the second deck and begin flipping over cards, one at a
time, onto the table while calling the suit and denomination.
player have the same card that is flipped over on the table in front of him,
including suit, then he will flip his card over. This goes for the dealer as
until one player has all of his cards turned over. When this happens the player
must shout out "Bango."
The dealer must
then check the player's cards to ensure that he indeed has Bango. If there were
no mistakes made after comparing the player's hand to the cards that were
turned over on the table then that player will win the pool.
After each hand
the deal passes one player to the left.
Example of a
Game of Bango with 3 Hands
Hand # 3
End of the Game
one player's hand looks like this:
Assuming the first hand won and all cards are upside down, the second and third
hands could potentially appear as those demonstrated below:
Only two cards are turned over because
only two matching cards came up in the deck.
In this example
there are four cards turned over and only one remaining. This hand is close to
winning, but with one card left over it is just shy of it.
The cards that
were dealt will then be turned over and there could be quite a few as follows:
These are all
the cards that were turned over in the hands. However, in this stack there
could conceivably be other cards that were not in any of the three hands.
In this version
of Bango only the actual face value of the card is taken into consideration,
rather than the face value and the suit. The dealer flips a card over and calls
it rank. Then, players flip over all the cards that have that particular rank
in their hand.