The Spiel presents: Gamer’s Edition Scopa

12 Jul

Right now on Kickstarter, my friends over at The Spiel podcast are trying to fund the printing of a Gamer themed deck of Scopa cards.

Scopa is an Italian card game, where players are trying to sweep cards from the middle of the table for points.  It’s typically played with a specialized 40-card deck.  I was introduced to the game by Stephen from the Spiel several years ago, and it instantly became a favorite game of mine.

Unfortunately, it’s been tough to get Scopa cards in the US until very recently, when a couple mass market companies have released cards.  However, if I may be blunt, those decks are really REALLY ugly.  Who wants to play a card game with ugly cards?  Check just a bit lower to see a preview of cards from The Spiel’s deck where they take a traditional Scopa design, and give it a playful update.

If you’ve ever been curious about learning Scopa, or are looking for a new deck that celebrates the hobby… please consider backing this project.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1602645836/scopa-classic-italian-card-game-gamers-edition?ref=activity

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One Response to “The Spiel presents: Gamer’s Edition Scopa”

  1. Stephen Conway July 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Thanks for the shout-out, Scott! We’re excited about our project and we hope it helps introduce a lot of new people to a great classic game.

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