Bingo Card Patterns are limited only by the creativity of the human mind. Some cards already have the pattern you need highlighted for easier play, but almost always you will start with a blank card. That being said, bingo players do enjoy some sort of familiarity, so most of the games you play will probably consist of the basic patterns.
Below are the most common (and maybe a few not so common) designs you will run into. Depending on the bingo hall you are playing at, some of these may be played “Any Way”, meaning it does not have to be straight up. If a game is played “Any Way” then it can be rotated in any 90 degree increment and you would still win (90° 180° or 270°).
For more information on playing “Any Way” or any other bingo term, check out the Lingo of Bingo.