hist-games: Re: hist-games digest, Vol 1 #102 - 2 msgs

David Parish-Whittaker davidparishwhittaker at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 25 20:38:07 PDT 2003

>From: "Cris" <madmyrddin at hotmail.com>
>To: <hist-games at www.pbm.com>
>Subject: hist-games: Re: hist-games digest, Vol 1 #102 - 2 msgs
>Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:57:46 -0700
>>Sounds like a Primero deck to me...I know there are more knowledgeable 
>players here, but I'm pretty sure about this one. Forty cards, four face
>cards, 8-10
>removed, uses an Italian set of suits (except for the clubs...unless the
>"clubs" are
>wands that look like clubs you hit a ball--or an enemy--with).>

Gerolamo Cardano actually indicates that Primero can be played with a 
French, Italian Spanish or German deck with the 8s, 9s, and 10s removed. Ch 
16 "On Card Games" from Liber de Ludo Aleae.

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