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The most popular board game in Argentina now
December 24, 2001 1:05 AM   Subscribe

The most popular board game in Argentina now is called "Deuda Eterna", Eternal Debt. It's been flying off the shelves. It has the players trying to operate South American countries which are rich in natural resources while trying to outfox the IMF. (The name is a play on "Deuda Externa", Foreign Debt, on which Argentina just stopped paying interest.)
posted by Steven Den Beste (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Nice to see some people can retain their sense of humor in a time of crisis.
posted by dlewis at 3:42 AM on December 24, 2001


"They're learnin on their own.. get em!" -- Simpsons
posted by stbalbach at 5:11 AM on December 24, 2001


The games we play tell a lot about us. "Trucco" is a popular card game in Argentina. Players lie about the cards in their hands, bluffing and bullying each other. In "A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture," Marguerite Feitlowitz interviewed a survivor of the terror, who told her that prisoners and guards played "trucco" between torture sessions.
posted by Carol Anne at 6:12 AM on December 24, 2001


WTF can't they get their economic act together?
posted by ParisParamus at 6:16 AM on December 24, 2001


let's go back to war with them. we may be able to take out some of their footballers.
posted by Frasermoo at 6:17 AM on December 24, 2001


david hale offered an interesting solution several months ago, but at the "risk" of argentina becoming a client-state to the US. but that's all water under the bridge now.
posted by kliuless at 6:53 AM on December 24, 2001


call eva
posted by clavdivs at 7:13 AM on December 24, 2001


many years ago (when i was in high school) our family sponsored an argentine exchange student. juan is now a financial officer in a bank. i received this email yesterday describing recent events. i feel some of his on-the-fly translation quirks ("lachrymose, tearful gas") make it all the more powerful.
posted by quonsar at 7:40 AM on December 24, 2001


Hmm... you would've thought the money would keep rolling in.
posted by benjh at 8:43 AM on December 24, 2001


WTF can't they get their economic act together?

WTF?
posted by Zootoon at 10:38 AM on December 24, 2001


Let's just hope they are not soon playing

posted by Shadowkeeper at 10:54 AM on December 24, 2001


"Trucco" is a popular card game in Argentina. Players lie about the cards in their hands, bluffing and bullying each other.

It was a popular game in Northern BC when I was growing up, too, except there it was called 'Bullshit'.

No, really.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:34 AM on December 25, 2001


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