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