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    The first to get five in a row

    Can you tell me how this game works, especially the underlined? "to get five beans" or "to get five numbers"? Who wins?

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    ex)In 1929, toy salesman Edwin Lowe, on his way to Jacksonville, Florida, stopped at a local festival. He found one tent full of people seated at tables with numbered cards and piles of beans in front of them. As a man called out numbers, players put beans on their cards. The first to get five in a row stood up and shouted, “Beano!” and won a doll as a prize. Upon returning home, Lowe played Beano with his daughters. One of his daughters made her declaration of winning with “Bean-go!” From then on, Edwin Lowe, who helped popularize the game, called it “Bingo.”

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    Re: The first to get five in a row

    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The first to get five in a row

    Okay, I can roughly understand the rule of the game thanks to the link. And what do you think “Beano!” implies? Just an exclamation meaning "something was achieved by beans?"

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    Re: The first to get five in a row

    I believe they used small beans to mark the numbers on the cards. So, yes, "beano!" was just an exclamation based on having a winning combination of 5 beans in a row.

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