Sicilian Card Games: an Easy-to-Follow Guide

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO PLAYING TWELVE CLASSIC SICILIAN CARD GAMES

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‘SICILIAN CARD GAMES an easy-to-follow guide’ gives very clear instructions for twelve Sicilian card games, with photographic illustrations.

It is the ONLY book of Sicilian card games in print worldwide. PACKS OF SICILIAN PLAYING CARDS CAN BE ORDERED ON AMAZON.COM

Sicily has its own unique deck of playing cards, and a wealth of games exclusive to the island. Card games are central to festivities at Christmas, Easter and other family gatherings. Most village squares have a full-time squadron of old men who play outdoors, smacking their winning cards down like a butcher with a meat cleaver.

Some games are hilarious, and simple enough to be enjoyed by young children yet a great way to make them practise mental arithmetic. Other games are quite challenging.

The games in the book are: Buona sera Signorina, Cavalli, Cu cu!, Camicia, Asino, Sette e Mezzo, Trentuno, Centocinque, Brìscula, Tresette, Terziglio, and Scopa.

‘SICILIAN CARD GAMES an easy-to-follow guide’ includes an interesting explanation of the origins of Sicilian playing cards. This book makes an entertaining and economical gift for all ages.

See a sample game from the book

This book rocks! The instructions are clear and detailed — it’s easy to get a game up and running. I’ve taken this on trips with me, along with a deck of cards I got on Amazon. It’s a great way to have fun with a group, especially one with a mix of kids and adults. Perfect travel size, too.

Not only are the games fun to play — the book itself is fun to read. The instructions are entertaining and there are pages on the history of the cards and the cultural context in which they are played, rendered in a light, vivid style.

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