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Enjoyed in every bar across Italy. Play individually or in pairs.
Remember previously played cards and decide on a strategy to win.
HOW TO PLAY BRISCOLA
Players are dealt three cards. One card is turned face up to decide the trump card. The deck is then placed on top of the trump card, ensuring it’s still visible e.g 10♦️.
Player one plays one card to start the pile e.g. 8♥️. The other players then take it in turns to play any card from their hand.
HOW TO WIN
Collect points by winning hands. Score sixty one points to win the game.
Players can play any card they want at any time. The winner of the hand is the player who played the highest card in the leading suit played or plays the highest trump card e.g. 2♦️ wins.
The player that wins the hand places the cards face down next to them. They then take one card from the deck and add it to their hand e.g. 7♦️. Other players then take one card each starting with the next player to the left.
The winner of the last hand goes first in the next round e.g. 6. The game continues by repeating the steps starting from The Play. The game ends when all of the cards have been played.
The Hand Ranking and Point Scores are in the same order with A being highest and scoring eleven points. 3 is the second highest card, worth ten points. All suits score the same number of points.
HAND RANKING / POINTS PER CARD
When all cards have been played, players count up their total points. There are a total of one hundred and twenty points available.
The winner is the player with the most points. If there is a draw then there is no winner.
VIDEO OF HOW TO PLAY BRISCOLA
When playing with four players, adults prefer to play in teams whereas children enjoy individual play.
The highest cards and trump cards should be kept as long as possible and onlv used when opponents play high cards.
During team play, partners sit opposite each other. They cannot communicate verbally or otherwise. Many partners create their own secret code.
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