In El Salvador:
Draughts - Damas
(Though lots of people, including me, call it damas chinas. Whatever.)
Chinese Draughts - Damas chinas
(Though "those" people call it las verdaderas damas chinas.)
Ludo - No te enojes
("Don't get angry")
Naughts&Crosses/Tic-Tac-Toe - Equis-Cero
("X and Zero")
Chess - AjedrezBackgammon
We don't play Nine Men's Morris or Battleships.
Or at least the ones from Low and Middle Classes don't.
Also, Fútbol de Mesa
(Table Soccer) is somewhat popular among the Middle and Upper Classes. But not much. The real thing is better.
There's one more that's worth mentioning:Futbolito
: This one might seem really funny to you. It's essentially a number of nails hammered over a rectangular wood base, simulating soccer players and the "stadium".
Funnier than that is the way to play it: you use the handle of a sucker, the ones that are pretty wide (like this
), to hit a marble through the stadium trying to place it in the opponent's "goal" (a space made up with the positions of the nails).
It is highly
associated with the low class, but if a Salvadoran guy hasn't play that he's not Salvadoran at all.
I'd love to bring you an image but I couldn't find any! (Google, you've failed me!
¿¿Necromancia?? ¡Viejo eso es del 2003! ¡¡Yo lo llamaría Necrofilia!!
sa wulfs wrote:Holy thread necromancy, Batman!
EDIT: OMG OMG OMG!! I asked some of my friends from El Salvador if they could take a pic of a Futbolito. And YAY, they sent me one! Looks they're proud of me talking about our unique and hell funny stuff.
Loqu y especialmente Sa Wulfs van a tener pesadillas después de haber visto eso. ^