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A 400 year old classic card game with a modern twist... dice, dominoes, meeples & cards in place of the historical suits.
A 400 year old classic card game with a modern twist... dice, dominoes, meeples & cards in place of the historical suits.
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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.

Click here for a complete look at the rules of Scopa (pdf).

NOTE: this is a draft version of the rules and not the final formatting.

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. Each suit has cards ranked from ace to seven and three face cards: The King, The Knight, and The Squire (or in some decks, The Lady).

This Gamer's Edition of Scopa replaces the traditional suits with game components: dice, dominoes, clubs (the card suit), and meeples. Here are some examples of the new suit designs and artwork.

Instead of a flimsy tuck box, each Scopa deck comes packed in a mini-game box with a proper heavy duty cardboard box lid and bottom. The box will look like this.

Located in Germany, Ludo Fact has one of the finest card printing facilities in the world.  If you're interested in learning more about Ludo Fact, check out Made For Play: Board Games & Modern Industry.

Scopa: Gamer's Edition will be printed at Ludo Fact, using the highest quality card stock and linen finish. The cards will be bridge width: 56mm by 87mm.

Game Salute, one of the fine sponsors of The Spiel, will be providing publisher support for Scopa. This support includes promotion and marketing as well as assistance with distribution and sales once the project is funded.

We promise that Scopa will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Scopa, simply return it within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our money-back guarantee...no questions asked.

As mentioned above, extra decks are $8. This is an additional full copy of the game (card, box and all). If you would like more than one copy of Scopa for a friend or family member, simply increase your reward amount by $8 for each additional copy. This add-on price is valid for either US or International addresses or Essen pick-up

As we raise money beyond our initial funding goal, we will add new cards, new artwork and open a door to even more games to play with this deck. We'll release more details on this and other stretch goals as the project takes shape in the coming weeks.

We need your financial support to cover the cost of designing and producing this qwirky, high quality Scopa deck. Backing our project  allows us to cover every detail and make sure we are offering you a well thought out product that is as complete and original as possible. 

If you have any questions about our project, feel free to visit our forum posting at Crowdfundingforum.com!

Risks and challenges

The timeline for this project is very straightforward.

The artwork for the project is complete and ready for the printer.

The main challenge after funding will be working with Ludo Fact to make sure the cards are printed and shipped to us in a timely manner.

Once the cards clear customs and they arrive in the States, we will sort, pack and ship rewards to all backers.

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