Brisca/Briscola is a card game for 2 to 4 players. At the start of the game, each player receives 3 cards. The rest of the cards are placed face-down in a pile. The uppermost card is turned over and placed under the pile in such a way that half of it remains visible. This card shows which suit is Trump.
The object of the game is to win as many points as possible by taking tricks. The values of the cards in a trick should of course be as high as possible. The player who first reaches 61 points is declared the winner. The player to the dealer’s right opens the game. The winner of a round always opens the next round by playing a card. You can play any card you wish. Players need not follow suit.
Once all cards have been played, the player with the highest card wins the trick. A Trump card automatically wins a trick. If more than one Trump card is played in a round, the Trump card with the highest value wins. At the end of a trick and before the start of a new trick, the winner may draw a card from the pile. The other players may then draw cards counter-clockwise. In the last round the last player then draws the Trump card.
The player who first reaches 61 points is declared the winner. In the event of a tie, a new game will commence. This will be repeated until a winner is declared.
The following cards with the following values are used in the game.
Ace: 11 points
Three: 10 points
King: 4 points
Queen: 3 points
Jack: 2 points
7, 6, 5, 4 and 2 have no value