News – The guys from The Spiel announce – Scopa! – Classic Italian Card Game – Gamer’s Edition live on Kickstarter
Some cool news for you!
My friends at The Spiel podcast have launched a Kickstarter project for the Classic Italian card game, Scopa. Here is their press release…
This is our first venture into publishing. It’s also the first game in what we hope will be a series reintroducing players to a treasure trove of lesser known or forgotten classic card games.
The first project is Scopa: Gamer’s Edition. All the gory details are listed below!
From Magellan to the modern day, Scopa, the classic Italian card game, has been enjoyed for nearly 500 years.
Players capture cards from a central area to score points at the end of each round or “sweep” the table clean of cards (Scopa means sweep in Italian). The first player to collect 11 points over a series of rounds wins the game.
Scopa is played with a 40 card deck, 10 cards in four different suits. The suits in a traditional Scopa deck are swords, cups, clubs (literal clubs), and coins.
Our Gamer’s Edition of Scopa replaces the traditional suits with game components: dice, dominoes, clubs (the card suit), and meeples.
The cards are being printed at Ludo Fact in Germany and will come packed in a mini game box with a proper box lid and bottom instead of a tuck box.
We are funding this project through Kickstarter. You can see samples of the card artwork and stretch goals here:
The buy-in for a single deck is $12 for US addresses and $20 for International addresses. Both reward levels include free shipping. You can add extra decks to any pledge for $8/deck.
So if this looks like a game you would enjoy, check out the project and back Scopa!