|Last updated:||15 April 2012|
|File size:||1.51 MB|
Publisher description for Calabresella
Calabresella (also known as Terziglio) is an Italian game for three players. (It can be played by four with the dealer receiving no cards for the hand.) It is closely related to the four player game Tressette. It is a point-trick game with bidding, requiring a fair amount of skill.A 40 card pack is used, usually with the Italian suits: swords, batons, cups and coins. In each suit the cards rank as follows: 3 (highest), 2, A, King (Re), Knight (Cavallo), Jack (Fante), 7, 6, 5, 4 (lowest). The cards have point values and the object is to take tricks containing valuable cards. There is also a score for winning the last trick. The values are as follows:Ace 1 point3, 2, King, Knight, Jack 1/3 pointTo the last trick 1 pointThe deal and the play of the cards rotates counter-clockwise throughout the game. The dealer gives out twelve cards to each player. The left-over four cards go face-down in the center of the table to form the Monte.Starting with the player to dealer's right and proceeding counter-clockwise, each player has one chance to bid. The highest bidder will play alone against the other two players in partnership and attempt to take the majority of the points.