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Mexican lottery: the game of chance that represents our culture

Our culture is framed between colors and mischief, we have always been characterized by looking for unique ways to have fun, that’s why we can find many types of toys and games according to generations and regions of the Mexican Republic. Toys can even become true export products. Today we want you to join us and learn the origins and the way to play the Mexican lottery.

For the sun and for the water: the umbrella

According to the festive tradition of our nation, these types of games are usually practiced in the company of friends and family as a way to spend time, have fun and escape the routine. This game consists of a series of drawings, based on objects and characters from our daily life and traditions, distributed in a deck of 54 cards and a board with 16 of these drawings presented in random order for each player.

Shrimp that sleeps is taken by the stream: the shrimp

Whether using coins, beans or peas (whatever we have at scope) each player will mark in their board the drawing mentioned by “The shouter”, the person who is in charge of shouting out the name or description of the image in the cards. Initially, these images were accompanied by small couplets (short poems in rhyme that made reference to popular culture) and mentioned without resorting to its name, as a riddle, as many of the players could not read or write. Nowadays, toy manufacturers produce mexican lottery in modern versions, offering for instance, this game with a songbook to play.

A game for all

The Mexican lottery has its beginnings in Spain, is far related with the classic deck and with the american bingo. During the colony, it was destined to the times of leisure and fun of the upper classes, however, due to the cultural shock and miscegenation, this game reached other strata until it became completely traditional as it refers to the mexican popular culture.

Half of a lady’s body can be seen on the high seas: the mermaid

The images in the mexican lottery were made entirely by hand on small tin sheets that were easy to transport. After been played for almost a century in Mexico, the French businessman Clemente Jacques, owner of the world-renowned company with the same name, decided to print these popular images on their cans of peppers and preserved food, having these popular representations immortalized.

The lottery has already become modern and contemporary

Today the Mexican lottery has become a symbol of Mexico and its popular culture, known worldwide for the fun it represents, for its ease of play and for its ingenious drawings and couplets. In addition to being taken up by several contemporary artists, the “Don Clemente Rooster” deck is very popular in both Mexico and the United States for the “Gallos Entertainment” brand.

The Mexican lottery is well known in our country, however it had its origins elsewhere and it has been modified with time. Here we tell you the story.

Dunlop Rev. Willy’s Mexican Lottery Brand Electric Guitar Strings RWN0738 Super Fine 7-38

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Dunlop Rev. Willy’s Mexican Lottery Brand Electric Guitar Strings – Billy Gibbons String Lab Series

Soulful, rich, articulate and smooth, Billy Gibbons’ big fat Texas tone has been described as “hot, blue, and righteous”. Dunlop has developed Reverend Willy’s Strings in collaboration with Billy himself—aiming to make strings that offer a real punch and still stay articulate and clear when performing his legendary leads and pinch harmonics.

RWN0738 No. 7 Super Fine 7-9-11-20-30-38 — Billy’s Signature Gauge!

RWN0840 No. 8 Fine 8-10-12-20-30-40

RWN0942 No. 9 Light 9-11-16-24-32-42

RWN1046 No. 10 Medium 10-13-17-26-36-46

Dunlop Rev. Willy’s Mexican Lottery Brand Electric Guitar Strings RWN0738 Super Fine 7-38 – Dunlop Rev. Willy’s Mexican Lottery Brand Electric Guitar Strings – Billy Gibbons String Lab Series Soulful, rich, articulate and smooth, Billy Gibbons’ big fat Texas tone has been described as “hot, blue, and righteous”. Dunlop has developed Reverend Willy’s Strings in collaboration with Billy himself—aiming to make strings that offer a real punch and still stay articulate and clear when performing his legendary leads and pinch harmonics. RWN0738 No. 7 Super Fine 7-9-11-20-30-38 — Billy’s Signature Gauge! RWN0840 No. 8 Fine 8-10-12-20-30-40 RWN0942 No. 9 Light 9-11-16-24-32-42 RWN1046 No. 10 Medium 10-13-17-26-36-46 DunlopRWN_Strings–>