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Scopa is a traditional Italian card game played in regions of Italy for over 400 years.
The game is played with a 40-card Italian deck (similar to a conventional deck minus either the 8s, 9s, and 10s or alternatively, the Js, Qs, and Ks).
Four cards are turned face up on the table, and players are dealt hands of three cards.
On his or her turn, a player may capture any of the face-up cards on the table if the sum of the cards captured equals the value of the card played.
If a player cannot make a capture, he or she must discard a card face-up onto the table.
Cards are progressively handed out in lots of three until the deck is exhausted.