Two classics collide! Vans‘ newest collab pays homage to the traditional Mexican card game, Lotería. Lotería—Spanish for “lottery”—is a game of chance, similar to bingo. A fun interpretation of Mexican culture – seen through the details of the game with the featured characters, objects, colors, and dynamics. Those same references dress the Era Skate Shoe with allover Loteria card graphics inspired by the Don Clemente version of the game. Available in Journeys stores and online on Journeys.com!
Lotería reached Mexico in 1769 and has since become a source of pride and celebration for Mexican culture. The rules are similar to bingo in that players mark spots on a tabla (or board) with a chip (traditionally a raw bean) and attempt to fill it before all other players. A designated announcer randomly pulls colorfully illustrated cards like “La Dama,” or “La Calavera” and a shout of “¡lotería!” or “¡buenas!” declares victory for one lucky player, ending the round.
“A smile instantly comes to my face when I think of the iconic Lotería. I think of being with my family for the holidays, gathered around the kitchen table, excitedly waiting for the game to start. I think of us shuffling pinto beans around to use them as chips for our board. Most importantly, I think of the laughter, the togetherness, and the rare shared experience it fosters across people of all generations. A simple, but powerful, game.”—Lilia Rochel
Digital Content Coordinator, Journeys
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