Beginning of May, Google started releasing popular google doodles every day. They’re bringing back fan-favorite doodles over the years. The series of throwback doodles is a boon for those fond of nostalgia. They also help to beat the quarantine blues.
With the onset of quarantine across the world, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Google decided to re-release their most popular doodles. The search engine features a new game every day on its home page. COVID-19 continues on to affect communities around the world. Families and people stay inside their homes for public health. In light of the situation, Google is launching a throwback Doodle series. The series looks back at some of their most popular interactive doodle games.
Today’s interactive game is Lotería. It is a traditional Mexican card game, almost like bingo. It is a multiplayer experience. You can invite your friends or play with random opponents. Perlo Campos, the global marketing lead of Google Doodle, created the game in December 2019. Luisito Comunica, popular Mexican YouTuber, brings the game alive with his narration. 106 years ago, the game was first copyrighted in Mexico. The traditional game is still very popular today across Mexico and Latinx communities. The simple game bodes well as a language teaching tool on family game nights.
Google, the most widely used search engine in the world, releases fun and quirky doodles once in a while. Usually, they commemorate historic events or birthdays of notable figures. The doodles depict dates such as the holidays, father’s days, mother’s day, Valentine's day, and so on. By the early 2010s, Google released its first interactive and video doodles. The most notable game doodles over the decade were Pacman (2010), Doodle Fruit games in honor of the Summer Olympics (2016), and Magic Cat Academy for Halloween (2016). We can wait or the re-release of the next doodle tomorrow. Meanwhile, try your luck with Lotería!