Italian Playing Cards
Italian playing cards most commonly consist of 40 cards (4 suits from 1-7 and 3 face cards). The three face cards in each deck are the King, Cavallo (calvary man) and Fante (Infantry Man), except in the French region which uses a Queen instead of a Cavallo.
Playing with Italian playing cards gives any player a wonderful historical perspective on Italy.
Don't worry if you don't know any Italian Games. We send out free instructions for 2 of Italy's favorite games: Scopa and Briscola.