Card games in Bolivia

Various forms of Rummy are popular: Loba, Carioca and Telefunken. I am told that in Bolivia the name Rummy itself actually refers to the game elsewhere known as Canasta.

In Bolivia and Peru the game of Rocambor has survived, played with the 40 card Spanish pack. This is a version of the old Spanish game Hombre, and is somewhat similar to Tresillo as now played in Spain.

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