• Peter Berthoud

Bingo Ball

Bingo Ball, Chart Football, A Pepys Game


First Published: 1960s, A Pepys Game

Illustrator or Designer: Not Credited

Contents: 1 double-sided rules sheet and approximately 20 single sided cards.


Bingo Ball Box Lid
Bingo Ball Box Lid

Bingo Ball (Chart Football) Rules Sheet
Bingo Ball (Chart Football) Rules Sheet

Bingo Ball (Chart Football) Example on rear of Rules Sheet
Bingo Ball (Chart Football) Worked Example of play on the rear of Rules Sheet

The playing cards are single-sided unfilled versions of the example above. No number of cards is specified, 20 seems to be the usual number found in a set.


The game bears no address and there is no mention of Castell Brothers.


Bingo Ball is often described as a board game, I think that is misleading. As a game it has more in common with the Pepys' envelope or pad games, such as Combat or Snooker and its packaging is almost identical to Pepys' party games. I have included it in all three categories.