When I was little many hours were spent playing Loteria.
Playing loteria is very similar to playing a game of Bingo. Main difference is that loteria uses images on a deck of cards instead of numbers on ping-pong balls.
The playing cards look like this:
The person running the game picks cards out of a deck. If you have the card that has been called you place a pinto bean on it. The first person to have a full line whether it be vertically, horizontally, or diagonally wins!
I haven’t played the games in years, but recently I thought of them, because they would make for perfect inexpensive artwork!
They come in a variety of sizes and can be easily picked up online.
This set below only costs $3.95
To make a bigger statement these 9” x 12” card sheets are only $4.50
A large set of 20 is only $10 via Amazon
You could frame all 20 and make a massive statement on a wall or simply just frame 1 or 2 and them to a gallery wall.
The colors are rich and vibrant and a touch of whimsy to a room with the folk art drawings on each card. Plus you can practice your conversational Spanish, because under each image there is the name of item.
Loteria Grill restaurants in California even have blown up playing cards used as artwork!
Please tell me I’m not the only one that has played this game?
Anyone else remember winning the Mexican lottery?