Review: Hello Kitty and Friends Loteria (The Op) – English

Are you a Hello Kitty fan and interested in the Spanish language? Or do you have young children who want a slightly more challenging game than Bingo and love cheerful pictures? Then Hello Kitty and Friends by Lotería might be for you.

In Hello Kitty and Friends, everyone has their own unique card with a grid with all kinds of Hello Kitty characters depicted on it. During the game, a card with a figure on it is always drawn from the deck, which you check against your card. Do the pictures match? Then you place a token. If you have four tokens in a row or four in a square, you have won.

Loteria is a traditional Mexican game that combines bingo with cards. The cards are often colourfully illustrated. In this case, with typical Hello Kitty illustrations. Each card is accompanied by the Spanish captions, and because Loteria cards often include the name of the object under the illustration, they are used in North American schools in Spanish language lessons.

Loteria is simply put, Bingo without balls, but cards. Basically, the game contains no strategic element nor does the game require any thought. It is pure luck. That will be slightly different when you start playing with certain additional rules, such as time limits to check if you have the figure. What’s funny is that the text of the game is Spanish (of course, the rule book is in English!). That way, you, or your child, can learn a bit more about the Spanish language. Do you need a colourful version of Bingo, without the need for a whole bingo machine? Then Loteria might be for you

Time for a hamburquesa and a helado!