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Scopa

One day some colleagues and I skipped out of the office early for happy hour and a game of Scopa. By the time I’d learned the rules, I was hooked. Scopa is Italian for “broom,” a fitting name for a card game in which the object is to sweep all the cards from the table. It’s traditionally played while keeping up a constant stream of light raillery. What a great way to practice your Italian insults on your friends! You can order a Scopa deck online for less than $7, and get the rules here. Cosa ne pensi?