Number of decks: 1
Number of cards in the deck: 52
Number of players: 4 (two on two)
Card seniority: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, D, V, K, 7, T.
Goal of the game: win first in partnership 4 games, by gaining the most points.
Game rules. The rules of the game provided by several people: Eduardo Moitinho Vieira, Sergio Estives, Kyle Geiszler, Bruno Colago, Anthony Smith and Rui Mendes. Play it in Portugal, the Azores, the game is very popular among students of Rio de Janeiro, Angola, it is popular among ordinary people. Perhaps it is played in Italy for money (described below is a variant of the game). 4 players play in partnerships, two against two. Partners sit opposite each other. The first deliverer in the game is determined by lot, in the following games, players deal cards in turn. The deck is shuffled thoroughly deliverer and each player is dealt 10 cards, the remaining cards are placed in the center of the table face down, the bottom card goes from the stack, opened and placed next to her in the clear and the suit of this card becomes the trump card. The first move in the game belongs to the player to the right of the deliverer and the game goes counterclockwise. The player at the first move can go with any of his cards, each next player counterclockwise must put a card of the same suit, if there is no card of such suit, then he can put any card. Laid out cards (bribe) takes the player who puts the highest card. The next first move in the trick belongs to the same player. The player, when playing a card, takes one card from the stack of cards from the center of the table. The trump card is taken when the stack of cards ends. Thus, all cards are played. After that, the scoring begins. The team that scores 60 or more points is considered to win the first game. Total played 4 games. A team that scores 91 or more points records 2 wins at once. If a team scores 120 or more points, it records 4 wins at once.
Cost of cards in points
11 points – ACE;
10 points – 7;
4 points – king;
2 points – lady;
6,5,4,3,2 and 0 points.
There are 120 points in the deck.
Note. In Brazil, this game is played clockwise and if one of the players has less than 10 points on his hands, he can request a new deal of cards, and the cards will be dealt again.
In the Azores, instead of a seven, a ten is worth 10 points, and a seven is removed from the deck.
The origin of the name of this game is unknown to me, maybe it is played in Italy. This version of the game is played for money. Before the game, make bets. Play 4, 5 or 6 players. A deck of 48 cards is used, where 8 and 9 are excluded from the deck. The game also goes counterclockwise. If 4 players play, then 10 cards are dealt to each player, if 5 or 6 players play, then 8 cards are dealt to each player. After the cards are dealt, players make announcements where each player says how many points he will take. The winner of the auction appoints the trump suit, as well as who will be his partner, the remaining two or three players form another team. The draw of bribes is similar as described above. After the draw of bribes, players count points. If players take the declared number of points or more points, then these points are counted towards their score, if they do not take these points, they are counted towards a minus. There are two versions of the game: up to 200 points and up to 500 points. The player who is single-handedly the first to score this number of points or more becomes the winner and takes bets. If there are several players, the winner is the player who scored the most points.