In Bingo, the term “Free Space” refers to a square in the center of the bingo card that is typically marked as “free” and can be used by players to complete a pattern. On a standard bingo card, which is a 5×5 grid, the free space is located in the middle of the card, at the intersection of the third row and the third column.
The free space is automatically considered “marked” or “covered” for all players from the start of the game. It acts as a wildcard that can be included in any pattern that players are trying to form on their card, such as a line, an X, or a full house. The presence of the free space can make it easier to achieve a winning pattern.
This feature is a staple in the game of Bingo and is especially helpful in increasing the chances of winning, making the game more engaging and accessible for players of all levels.