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Subject: Truco - Basics of the Argentinian way of playing rss

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Guy Mor
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Truco is widely played around South America, especially in Argentina.
Truco is a card game which uses an original Spanish deck (it can be played using a modern deck of cards, but that is really not recommended)
with 9's, 8's and Jockers removed. It is using Mechanics of gambling (for points)
using Tricks, which are basically moves.
2 up to 6 players can play the game (usually 4 players)while sitting in 2 opposite teams (or teams which change during the game as in Pica-Pica mode used for 6 player settings). The Dealer is chosen in any competence decided by the players. Every turn the dealer changes Anti-Clock-Wise, and the gameplay is also in that system. In 4 player game, The player who makes his move first (Anti-Clock-Wise to the Dealer or the one after him) is the Mano (Hand) of his Team, (The Dealer plays last) and the last one is called the Pie (Foot). Usually the Pie makes decisons for his team.


The cards are basiclly divided into two groups, Image cards (also called
los negras, those black) which are all 12's 11's and 10's, (called so because they are the only cards in game provided with an image of a charachter, a King, a Knight or a Squire [12, 11 and 10])
and the other unnamed group which is just all other cards.

Those two groups are divided to four suits: Batons, Coins, Swords and Cups (in Spanish Bastos, Oros, Espadas and Copas)
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V. M. G.
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Well then, please proceed. I live in southern Brazil and would like to see if there's any difference in your way of playing.

(Four years later. Yeah.)
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xavier ciliento
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in some parts of argentina the "pica-pica" is called "punta y hacha"
 
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