Offbeat To overcome his shyness, it offers parts Uno to strangers in the streets of Strasbourg
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is passionate about Uno. To combat her shyness, the young man of 21 years began to walk the streets of Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) and offer passersby to play with the famous card game. A concept that meets a real success.
"Hello, do you want to play Uno with me? "Here's how Maxime Mabilia starts a conversation with a stranger for over a year and a half. After the first decontainment in May 2020, a young man of 21 he goes to meet passers in the streets of Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin) and offers some of the famous card game.
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The concept was born in 2018 when he was on holiday with friends in Spain. "We played Uno on the beach and as soon as we lost, we had to go see people on the street to invite them to join us. As I lost often, it was me who was going to offer them ", we he says. A few years later, he wanted to reproduce in Strasbourg.Parts in parks or in the street
"At first, people were very surprised. When it comes to us today, it is often to ask for a cigarette and then a information ", Maxime explained Mabilia who lives in a village near Strasbourg. Finally, many passersby find the concept 'brilliant' and accept his proposal. Most of the time, they are students or people aged between 18 and 30 years. They settled in the streets, parks or at the Academy of beer.
Around the table, they can run in a single game or spend the whole evening together. "We also spend a lot of time talking and telling stories. We exchange a lot " emphasizes the moderator in extracurricular.
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Adapt to his opponents one thing can cause endless debate: the famousrules of Uno. "I do not want to rush anyone. Each evening, I adapt to those of my comrades. But I'd like to play with the real ", says he with a touch of humor. But he knows the official rules? According to him, it is above all forbidden to place more than one card at a time. Then add the ban on two and four.
why the young man chose the Uno and not another game? "is easy and everyone plays since childhood. It's universal. And there is not much to explain. " Maxime Mabilia, big fan, especially like the colors and design of the cards.
It would be sponsored
Since launching this initiative ensures Maxime Mabilia be much more open to others. "I am very shy. Now I dare to go to the people. It helped me gain confidence in myself. " He also had the opportunity to meet many people and create social bonds.
. Each photograph allows it to keep a memory of these moments of sharing with strangers. "It's also a way to talk about the concept because I dream it from worsening" , admits he. He would like for example that others submitting items to passersby in other cities in France. His ultimate goal? Managing to be sponsored by Mattel® to discover different Uno exist.
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