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Wentu
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Re: Briscola

Post by Wentu » 03 November 2018, 14:45

I used to play these with my grandparents when I was a kid and it is still probably the game that I played the most in my life.
I am very happy to see it here.

Only request, please, implement also the "Carte Piacentine" graphics, that is, same cards but with the art used in northern regions of Italy, literaly, Cards in the style of the city of Piacenza.

You can find them here: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carte_da_ ... mpleto.jpg

Thankx a lot

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Re: Briscola

Post by Wentu » 23 June 2019, 21:17

Another remarque: briscola is nice and simple but where it does really shine is the 5 player "Briscola Chiamata" version. THAT game uses the same rules but there is a bid to determine a secret division in two hidden teams. Trying to understand who's your partner there makes it a WONDERFUL game!

Read the description from BGG:
"Briscola Chiamata (English: declaration Briscola) is the five-player version of Briscola. Every player is dealt eight cards, so that no cards remain undealt. Then, each player, starting from the dealer's right and proceeding counter-clockwise, bids in an auction to declare how many points they will score. A player may pass, and hence cannot bid again in that game. The bid represents the number of points that player believes he is capable of accumulating. Bidding continues until all but one player have passed in a round. This remaining player has then "won the bid" and therefore gets to declare the Briscola, i.e. the trump suit. The declarer also declares a specific Briscola card (example, the "Ace of Cups" if Cups was the declared Briscola) and the holder of this card is then determined to be the declarer's partner. Logically, the declarer would declare the highest Briscola card he does not already hold in the hopes of creating the strongest combined hand between him and his partner.

The remaining three players are partnered with each other, without their knowledge. Each player, other than the declarer's partner, acts independently, until it is clear which players are partners. Infrequently, the declarer may declare a Briscola card he already holds (if he feels he has a very strong hand), in which case the other four players are partenered against him.

Because of the unique method of declaration and blind partnering in this variation of the game, it is considered to be one of the most entertaining variations of the game. Game strategy is often devised to determine which player is partnered with the declarer, whereas the declarer's partner may devise ruses and decoy strategies to fool the other players, such as not taking a trick, or playing points on a trick that will be won by an opponent."

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