For the unitiated, Lotería is like bingo, but instead of random numbers, cards with different images are drawn from a deck.
One player draws the cards and the others pick a board with 16 images on it. When a card is drawn you get to place a counter, traditionally a pinto bean, if one of your spaces matches.
The two most important features other online versions were missing were
- Being able to pick your own board instead of getting a random one (people are really superstisitous about which boards they use).
- Letting a person draw the cards instead of having the computer do it (most of the fun comes from mixing up how quickly cards are drawn).