To play MINGO, click on the image below and print your official card. During your Metro rides, cross out the squares that you observe, experience, or hear.
To win, cross out five squares in a row, in a column, or on a diagonal. Then be the first to call out, "Doors opening, step back to allow customers to exit. When boarding, please move to the center of the car." For a greater challenge, try to cross out all of the squares.
It's that easy and fun!
Here's the checklist version of MINGO in order of difficulty starting with the most frequent:
- Someone runs to catch a train
- Early-riser (someone who stands before the train comes to a stop and gains no exiting advantage)
- Broken escalator
- Loud headphones
- Delayed train because of mechanical difficulties or "schedule adjustment"
- Passenger loses balance by not heeding conductor advice that train is moving forward
- Someone runs to the train only to barely miss it
- Seat given as an act of chivalry
- Seat given to person in need (blind, crutches, pregnant etc.)
- Seat given to a Senior citizen
- A stanapper
- Tourist can't figure out that a Metro card is pulled out to open the gate
- Poorly designed ad on a train that requires close reading to understand
- Obnoxious newspaper reader taking up too much personal space
- Station or conductor announcement overwhelmed by a loud beep in the background
- Left side of escalator is blocked by someone standing in the way
- Dirty looks given to a cougher or sneezer
- Someone eating or drinking on a train
- Wake a rider at the end of a line's route so he (meaning I) don't ride the train asleep to the railyard
- Arm stuck in doors
- Someone snores loudly
- Burning rubber odor in a station
- Leg stuck in doors
- Woman applying eyeliner while a train is moving
- Parent gets separated from child by closing doors