I was thinking about the 2024 Natively Bingo Reading Challenge, and it occurred to me that it might be kind of fun to do a sort of Lotería-themed variant. Lotería is traditionally played with a 54 card deck, and each player has a tabla with a different assortment of card images, which look like this:
I’m open to other folks’ suggestions for how we could adapt the concept, but here are a few of my ideas:
- Hard: If you encounter the word in your Spanish reading/listening, you can mark off the card on your tabla.
- Easier: Even if you don’t encounter the exact word, if you encounter something that you feel represents the concept close enough, you can mark it off (like counting “hueso” for “La calavera”).
- Alternatively: Using a single lotería square to represent an entire book/movie that you feel is representative of the card (like marking off “La araña” after you finish reading El beso de la mujer araña).
For an extra challenge, you could give yourself a specific timeframe to complete the tabla, or just see how many wins you can get during a given timeframe (in lotería, the traditional ways to get a bingo apply, as well as getting all four corners, or four in a square (a pozo)). Or you can just play until you’ve completed your tabla!
I’m working on putting together a lotería bingo card on bingobaker so that anyone who wants to play can generate a tabla, but it won’t let me upload more than 30 images in one day, so I’m going to try to get it finished tomorrow.
If you want to look at the individual cards, all of the traditional ones are here (6 La sirena is only in the pdf). For the purposes of this challenge, we’d probably leave out the, uh, racist ones (38 El Apache and 26 El negrito).
Any thoughts or ideas?