Sunday, August 12, 2007

Scopa!


Scopa is an Italian card game that I learned growing up. I didn't learn gin rummy or bridge...but scopa!!

The link below contains some nice pictures of the classic deck and the standard rules. It is a fun, easy game ideally enjoyed with a nice glass of brunello! You will see men playing scopa outside little cafes and taverns all over Italy.

2 comments:

Martha said...

Many towns and regions have their own scopa decks and it's fun to collect different decks from the places you've gone. I have several and the pictures on each are completely different from one another. A deck of scopa cards can make a good souvenir or gift and it's inexpensive and easy to carry. You can usually find scopa decks in a tabacchi shop.

Trish said...

Thanks Martha - I didn't know that. That's great info!!