Pavement games . com

In our western world of high demand for popular electronic games it was a joy to happen across the exact opposite, when I ran into an intense and absorbing battle taking place on the pavement, with not a single piece of technology anywhere in sight. 

A street game

An intense pavement battle

I have yet to identify the game itself, but it was played without dice, and closely resembled draughts.  People were passing by and nobody seemed particularly interested in any way until I stopped to watch.  Within moments the poor unfortunate opponents had a vast audience, all thrusting dubious advice on them, trying to prove their superior strategic ability to one another, but also I stongly suspect to me!

Low tech but high entertainment

Low tech but high entertainment

Oh, and for all you competitive people out there…the man on the left was the eventual winner, but only by a whisker.


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