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Year Published
1600
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
5 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Scopa is a traditional Italian card game (actually a family of card games that includes Scopone, Scopetta, and Scopone Scientifico) played in regions of Italy for over 400 years. The game is played with a 40-card Italian deck (similar to a conventional deck minus either the 8s, 9s, and 10s or alternatively, the Js, Qs, and Ks). Four-player games are usually played in partnership; other numbers of players typically play for themselves.

In the original Scopa base game, four cards are turned face up on the table, and players are dealt hands of three cards. On his or her turn, a player may capture any of the face-up cards on the table if the sum of the cards captured equals the value of the card played. If a player cannot make a capture, he or she must discard a card face-up onto the table. Cards are progressively handed out in lots of three until the deck is exhausted.

When the deck is exhausted, scoring is calculated. Players earn 1 point for "sweeping" the table, that is, for clearing the table of all face-up cards; 1 point for capturing the most cards; 1 point for capturing the most cards of the coin suit; 1 point for capturing the 7 of coins (the "settebello"); and 1 point for the best "primiera," that is, the best assemblage of high-value cards from each of the four suits.

The game is traditionally played until a player or team reaches a set number of points, usually 11 or 21.

The name "Scopa" means "sweep" or "broom" in Italian, and refers to the action of picking up all face-up cards on the table.

In some ways, Scopa can be thought of as a precursor to many popular modern game designs. The multiple competing goals and the limited hand-size make for a very modern-feeling game.

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Scopa
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Gamer's edition 2013
Publisher: The Spiel
Artist: Stephen Conway
Year: 2013
Size: 2-deck card box (e.g. Coloretto)
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Release Date: Oct 2013
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Pressman first edition
Publisher: Pressman Toy Corp.
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Year: 2013
Size: GMT standard box
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Cartamundi Dual Deck edition
Publisher: Cartamundi
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Year: 2012
Product Code: 105-12-YL-A
Size: 7.50 x 5.00 x 2.00 inches
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Winning Moves Games Edition
Publisher: Winning Moves
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Year: 2011
Size: 6.00 x 3.44 x 0.94 inches
0.28 pounds
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ASS Siciliane Edition
Publisher: ASS Altenburger Spielkarten
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Product Code: 7332/5
Size: 3.54 x 2.36 x 0.79 inches
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4 Scopa Scoresheet
This file is a tally style scoresheet for the game Scopa.
English
2013-06-15
1 Scopa-Homemade-Scoresheet (German).xls
Scopa-Homemade-Scoresheet (German)
2007-01-25
0 Scopa_und_Scopone-German.pdf
Rules for Scopa and Scopone (German)
2007-01-10
0 briscola_und_scopa-German.pdf
Rules for Scopa and Briscola (German)
2007-01-10
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 1925
Family Game Rank: 505
Num Ratings: 449
Average Rating: 6.64
Standard Deviation: 1.45
Num Views: 39659
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
Fans: 17
Personal Comments: 193
Users Owning: 768
Users Wanting: 7
Users Trading: 19 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 5408
Plays This Month: 13
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The Spiel #119 - Classics Revisited
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The Spiel #16 - In The Cards
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