A version of Scopone in the Ligurian region around Genoa,
This game has several quirks.
The object here is to obtain as many cards as possible and to be the
first partnership to reach the agreed score.
Each player receives 3 cards and 4 more cards are dealt to the table.
Every player gets a turn and has to capture a card or leave it.
Pairing and swimming can also be used here.
You are also allowed to use the fifteening capture method where
you capture a card that equals 15 when it is added to the card that
If the cards a player is dealt equals to 15, the dealer will be able
to make a sweep. If the total equals 30, the dealer will acquire two
sweeps. Players will be able to score a point for each sweep that is
Players score a point for each sweep, for most cards and most Diamonds.
Capturing the 7 of diamond is worth a point, as is Primiera (won by the
player with the highest-valued cards taken in each suit in his won
cards). Scala Grande, the King of diamond, Queen of diamond and J of
diamond, scores five, and Scala Piccola, the A of diamond, 2 of diamond
and 3 of diamond, scores three. If the 4 of diamond is also held, the
score is the value of the highest Diamond held in unbroken sequence.
Target scores can be 26, 51 or 101.
Gaining all diamonds will win the game. The game will end when
the target score has been reached.