Primero - Primiera:
The 16th century Poker.
"Che chi trovò gli scacchi o il tavoliero.
La primiera è un gioco tanto bello,
e tanto travagliato, tanto vario,
che l’età nostra non basterebbe a sapello"
Francesco Berni (Italian poet 1497-1535)
..roughly translate: from a renaissance (very old fashion) Italian:
"...not only Chess and Backgammon there is a much better game out there with so many variants
and subtle tactics that your entire life will not be enough to master it"
Primero - Primiera is played with a 40 card deck, for instance there are special decks made for it such as:
Modiano Primiera Bolognese.
The object of the game, as in Poker, is to attain the highest possible hand, or to bluff your opponents.
Standard English rules leaflet included.
1 deck 40 cards - Modiano special quality triplex "coat" printing - card size: 49 x 104 mm
Price £ 12
Modiano (Trieste - Italia) since 1868, is synonyms of Innovation, Mastery, Quality, Tradition , in crafting - production of playing cards.