Google lets you lose at Lotería to someone other than your tías

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 16:44:06-05

If you’ve been trying to get your tía into technology, or your güelita into the web, Monday’s Google interactive Doodle might be the key.

Today’s Doodle features a Lotería card that isn’t just an update of the classic Latino spin on Bingo – it’s an interactive game that allows for players to click on the card and play against a random competitor on the web or friends online.

La Campana

Monday’s Lotería card is only Google’s second multiplayer Doodle game, said Google Doodle’s Global Marketing Lead Perla Campos, and even features virtual beans with which to mark your card.

The virtual and technological behemoth collaborated with five Mexican and Mexican-American illustrators to develop the game in time for the 106th anniversary of its official Mexican copyright date.

El emoji

According to Campos, the game originated in Italy in the 15th century, and first moved to Spain before reaching Mexico in 1769.

Not only is the art updated, some of the icons are, too: el Xoloitzcuintli and el emoji are some of Google Doodle additions that live alongside classics such as el árbol, la campana and la chalupa.

Check it out here.