Card Night with Il Circolo Italiano

Oct 11, 2019 710

Il Circolo Italiano invites all University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students to attend their annual Italian Card Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the J.B. Hunt World Language Center, JBHT room 215. Members of Il Circolo Italiano will teach participants how to play various Italian card games including Scopa and Briscola. Bring your student ID to check in and enjoy a delightful evening as you eat pizza, learn about a popular Italian pastime, and perhaps learn some Italian language!

Card games are found in every corner of the globe. They are universally used to pass the time and gather people together. Italian cards look very different from the ones used in American culture. They utilize four different suit cards: sword (spade), cups (coppe), coins (denari), and clubs (bastoni).  Each region of Italy has its own variation based on its influences but two games are universal, Scopa and Briscola, the national card games of Italy. 

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