2 players please
4 suits, Coppe, Bastoni, Spade & Denari
w Ones (Ace’s) of each suit are the most valued and are worth 11 points.
w Threes (3) of each suit are the second highest card. They are worth 10 points.
w Kings are next, worth 4 points
w Then the horse, worth 3
w And finally the girl, worth 2 points
Deal out 3 cards to each player then pull the top card and place it face up that suit is the Briscola card.
Who ever did not deal throws down a card first. The opponent then throws a card. If their card is of greater value or a Briscola card than they win and collect the cards. A Briscola card defeats a card of any other suit including face cards. Thus, the ace of the Briscola suit is undefeatable.
Who ever collected the cards gets to draw first, and throw down first.
The goal is to have 60 points or more once the deck has run out.
Though this is a simple game to learn there is a lot of strategy involved, if you go through the game trying to beat your opponent in every match chances are you will fail to reach sixty points. There are many places on line where you can obtain a Briscola deck.