Latinx Game of Loteria

Well thanks Louis DeJoy! I just got by February 1/7 issue of Time Magazine in the mail. This was billed as the Commermorative Biden Inauguration issue – so it’s perhaps it’s fitting that was delayed in transit for two months. WELP. Most of the coverage is what you’d expect, except for a Time off piece on a Latino gaming tradition called Loteria which is played rather like Bingo, but utilizing 54 playing cards rather than a barrell full of numbered balls etc. This article focused on a recently created re-invention of the game by one Rafael Gonzales Jr. with millenial-relevant imagery done in the style of the cards designed by Don Clemente Jacques. Tell me if these images don’t remind you of something that might be familiar.

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Man, do I feel like a dumb Gringo!

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