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THERE HASN’T BEEN A FARO TABLE IN WICHITA FOR NEARLY 100 YEARS...
...UNTIL TODAY. WELCOME TO WICHITA FARO. (CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO PLAY NOW!)
Today, faro is all but forgotten, but when America was young, very young — before baseball, hot dogs, or Coca-Cola was even invented — faro was the most played game in the country. On the western frontier, the faro table was a familiar sight — and sound — to every saloon patron.
Fun, history, art
Wichita Faro is the first and only free online faro game on the Web. But it is more than that. It is a piece of American history, and a work of art. In designing the game, every effort was made to recapture the authentic excitement and atmosphere of the game as it was played in that bygone era.
The visual design of Wichita Faro owes more to the real world of oak, brass, paper and ink than to the videogame world of rectangles and pixels. And the sound effects usually associated with computer games — beeps and chimes and such — are nowhere to be found; in their place are the real noises of a faro game in a busy saloon.
So, if you’re ready to explore this small corner of a lost world (and if you’ve got Flash Player 8 or higher), we offer you Wichita Faro. Good luck, friend. (Click here to play Wichita Faro.)