The only thing that could be more random than playing polo with a goat carcass stuffed with sand would be playing it with a live duck and having knife-fights to resolve arguments like they used to in Argentina.
One interesting similarity between Pato and Bike Polo is the cinchada, where players contest possession of the ball in a tug-of-war, not unlike that experienced when bike polo players’ mallets get hooked, and try to pull each other off … their bikes. I guess it’s not called a tug for nothing.
I had no idea the videogame existed when I designed the Pong-inspired spoke card for the Melbourne BFF Tournament last year. Art inadvertently imitating videogames imitating life.
(original link via Boing Boing)