Is Buffalo The Only Place To Play “I Got It”?
I grew up in West Seneca, and used to love going to the Erie County Fair with my grandma and playing "I Got It"
When I got older and moved all around the country, I learned that most parts of the country have never played or heard about this Bingo alternative!
It makes sense as I learned that "I Got It" was created in a garage in Blasdell!
The story goes that Orrin Catlin created the game and got the game going in Western New York in 1961.
BINGO was outlawed at firehalls in the early 60s, so Catlin, held the first "I Got It!" as a fundraiser for the Victory Volunteer Fire Company.
Catlin sold his game a year before he passed away, but "I Got It!" continues to be a fun game for players at the Erie County Fair!