Matraquilhos

This unpronounceable word is the Portuguese name for table soccer. In older days many Portuguese wasted their youth learning the fine motor skills required to control the ball. Even today table soccer remains popular. So, if you see a table at a local café don’t be afraid to join in. You will be surprised at how easy it is to start playing and at how much fun it can be.

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  1. …my next door neighbors in Los Altos, Ca. had one of these!! As kids we used to push ‘n shove in order to be next in line to play. It was loads of fun, and I’ll bet I could still play a pretty mean game 60+ years later!!

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