Brigands, Buccaneers, and Pirates Bingo Cards

Pirates Bingo Card

These cards are about Pirates. Shiver me timbers, lads! Pirates actually existed before Jonny Depp et al made them famous. Here are some historical pirates. These include words like Andrew Cullen, Calico Rackham Jack, Henry Every, Mary Read, and Thomas Carman.

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How To Play Brigands, Buccaneers, and Pirates Bingo

  1. Print out your free Pirates bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "Howell Davis", or you can make up a more involved clue involving Howell Davis.
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.

Words List For Pirates Bingo Cards

Andrew Cullen Anne Bonny Bartholomew Roberts Benjamin Hornigold Blackbeard
Calico Rackham Jack Charles Vane Cheung Po Tsai Christopher Myngs Edward England
Henry Every Henry Morgan Howell Davis Jean Laffite John Avery
Mary Read Paulsgrave Williams Samuel Bellamy Sir Francis Drake Stede Bonnet
Thomas Carman Thomas Tew Vincent Benavides William Kidd Woodes Rogers

Print a call list.)