Fiasco is a recently discovered card game
thought to date from the Italian Renaissance of the late-1450s. Fiasco
distinctively incorporates six suits representing symbols of power and
wealth and features the legendary character Fiasco. The game Fiasco is
believed to have been a popular pastime of royalty and rogues where players
took great delight in upsetting the plans of their opponents.
A game for advanced card players, Fiasco is
easy to learn but a challenge to master. First, select your favourite
suit. Choose from horses, swords, mandolins, roses, books or treasure
chests. Now do your best to collect them all. Play high cards to win the
pot and accumulate points. But hereís the twist: Playing high cards
also gives your opponents the opportunity to hit you with Fiasco penalty
cards. Avoid the danger by laying low, but loose the chance to win your
So what card do you play? Do you try to
collect cards and score points, or do you strike your opponents with penalty
cards? Do you plan a defensive strategy, or do you have the guts to be
aggressive and use your powerful Kings? If you take the risk you could win
big, or you could lose it all. Think you can win? Are you clever enough
to outsmart your friends?
Itís a battle of wits. Itís a trick. Itís a
The game of fiendish fun.
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