Board game geeks

Sep 08, 2013 in

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I took the following picture in the harbour market district of Hai Phong:

This game is played everywhere in Vietnam. It is a bit like chess but the pieces follow different rules. Interestingly, people play it a lot like this on the street, sometimes with a bunch of people standing around it and watching or discussing the next moves. Also, it is obviously played by the lower class, which I find remarkable.

Other popular games include poker and other card games, both of which are played in bars or on the street as well, sometimes with money, sometimes without.