Brisca, also known as Brìscula, Briscola or Briškula is a card game for 2 to 4 players. It is particularly popular in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Croatia. This fast and simple card game is played with a set of 40 cards!
The aim of the game is to be the first player to reach 61 points with cleverly played tricks. You don't have to follow suit, trump or trick. The most exciting aspect of Brisca is that you always have only 3 cards and you that have to decide on the basis of these cards whether you will take a trick or discard a card.
Play your cards strategically and grab the most points!
You can find details on multiplayer versions here: How do multiplayer games work? Under Settings in the lobby you can choose, which card image (Spanish, Triestian or French) you want to play.
You can start a game round by clicking on the button ‘New Game’. You decide who is allowed to play at your table (2 to 4), how high the stakes are, how many stones (2 to 4) you will be playing with and whether you want to allow the option 'Swop trump card'. Of course you can also join a round already opened by another player.
At the edge of the gaming table you can see which player's turn it is. At the right side you can see the remaining time to take your turn as well as the stake and your credit. Next to the player names you can view the current point score of tricks taken. The number above the stock pile indicates how many cards are left in the pile. The card which faces up shows the trump suit for the current round. You can chat with your fellow players via the chat function.
In case of 3 players they will play individually, 4 players play in 2 teams of two. The game is played with a set of 40 cards. If you have selected the classish Spanish or Triestian card image the suits are representd by Coins, Cups, Clubs and Swords. If you have selected the French hand you play with Clubs, Spades, Hearts, Diamonds without Eight, Nine, Ten. The card values are - in descending ranking order: Ace, Three, King, Queen, Jack, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Two. Please note that Three is highly ranked! With the Spanish and Triestian hand the Queen will be replaced by a Rider (Cavallo).
Players receive 3 cards at the beginning of each game. The remaining cards are placed face down in a pile and the card that has been placed face up underneath the card stock pile determines the trump suit.
The player to the right of the dealer is the first to go. The player who wins the last trick plays the next card. The game is played in turns and the players don't have to follow suit, trump or trick, which means you can discard any card - the highest card takes the trick, trump also takes the trick. You will receive a new card after every round. The aim of the game is to be the first player to reach 61 points with cleverly played tricks.
Option 'Trump card swopping'
If you have selected this option Trump Two or Trump Seven can be swopped for the trump card underneath the stock pile. The Trump Two can be swapped for the Trump Three-Seven, the Trump Seven can be swopped for the Trump Jack - Ace.
End of the game
The first player to collect 61 points by taking tricks is the winner of the game, in case of a draw a new game will be started.
The following scoring applies in the game:
- Ace: 11 points
- Three: 10 points
- King: 4 points
- Queen/Rider (Cavallo): 3 points
- Jack: 2 points
- Seven, Six, Five, Four, Two: 0 points