First Croatian themed Briškula card deck now out
- by croatiaweek
- in Entertainment
One of the most popular card games played in Dalmatia is the Italian game of Briscola.
Called Briškula in Croatia, the game is a trick-taking, Ace-Ten card game which is played between 2 – 6 players with an Italian card deck.
A deck consists of forty cards, divided into four suits: coins (Denari in Italian) swords (Spade), cups (Coppe) and clubs (sometimes batons, bats or Bastoni).
There are three face cards in each suit: Knave (Fante), Knight (Cavallo), and King (Re). A Knave is a lone human figure standing. The Knight is a human figure riding a horse. The King is a human figure wearing a crown.
The game is played all over Croatia but mainly in Dalmatia using the original Italian deck. Now the first Croatian themed Briškula card deck has been created.
The 100% plastic, professional-grade playing cards feature hand-drawn Croatian medieval artwork.
The cards are available at Briškula1 with one deck costing $19.95.
You can check out more details on the website here.