A downloadable game for Windows
"Mariaccia" is an italian cards game between two players: human vs computer.
The name "mariaccia" comes from the word "marriage": a virtual marriage between the king and the queen.
The rules are similars to the "briscola", very popular in Italy. There are 4 suits:
(in it. "denari")
|for example a card of "golden tokens":|
the king (10)
(in it. "bastoni")
|for example a card of "sticks":|
the king (10)
(in it. "coppe")
|for example a card of "cups":|
(in it. "spade")
|for example 2 cards of "swords": |
knight (9), five
denari (="golden tokens"), spade (="swords"), coppe (="cups"), bastoni (="sticks"): one of these is called "briscola"; if you play "briscola" you 'take' all the other cards; for example 'bastoni' is briscola: then you can play bastoni to take the other card. Initially there is no briscola; subsequently it is established by the "marriage" rule (see below). The dialer deals 5 cards to each player, leaving a deck of 30 cards; the human player is the first to play: select a card using the buttons 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E'; then pc play this card. Then you take an other card to the deck: in the last 5 game hands there are the followings rules: you must play the same suit of the first card; if you have none you MUST play a briscola (using the "marriage" declaration also); otherwise you can choose the card you want.
The card values are the followings:
|king (10)||4 points|
|knight (9)||3 points|
|infantryman (8)||2 points|
The "MARRIAGE" is an important rule: if you have two cards, 9 and 10 of the same suit (for example 9 and 10 of cups) you can declare it pressing both buttons (corresponding to the two cards): in this way 'cups' becomes 'briscola'. The value of marriage is 20 pts.
The winner is the player with a score of 301 points.
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of 4.00€ EUR. You will get access to the following files:
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