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La generala: a classic of the summer

What would be about our beach or pool afternoons without the general? A summer classic that goes through generations and sneaks into our holidays.

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Why we do some things only at certain times of the year is a mystery. The truth is that, just as we only eat vitel toné at the end of the year holidays, in the summer (and especially on holidays) they come out with all the games of cards along with another undisputed classic:  the generala.  

The generala is a game as simple as it is exciting. The general refers to  beach evenings, with sand and mattes.   Or a nighttime post pool, baby baby baby. It is played with family, with friends, as a couple. With a towel that does the time as a cloth, to cushion the fall of the  dice .

It generates disputes, moments of tension:  “What am I missing? What am I missing? ”.   It generates the unmatched feeling of being certain that luck is on our side, or the slight comfort that “ unfortunate in the game, lucky in love  ” (could anyone ever check this?).

Anyway, the  generala  saves us when leisure is about to become boredom, bears the winds that would fly the cards and passes generations. But when  summer  comes to an end, it returns to the drawer, on the shelf or to the shelf. And there it is, stored in a sachet surely, with the machetes of the past plays, which we keep going to know one why. It waits for us, relentless, until the next season, when we dusting it and put it back in the bag, next to the sunscreen and the eye.

Publication Date: 29/01/2020

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