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La Lotería

  Since the early 19th century, La Lotería, or lottery, has been a popular game of chance in Mexico and Central America. Similar to Bingo, it’s played with a deck of 54 named and numbered cards, each displaying a vivid pictogram. Along with regional variations of the decks, individual Lotería callers often imbue each game with unique phrases for each card that run the gambit from rhyming poetic verse to singular, surrealistic epithets that either illustrate or belie the imagery of the card in... [more]
Posted by Abraham Ritchie on 10/4/10