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Pope Joan Game
Pope Joan 2 to 6 players An 18th century ancestor to modern Rummy Royale, Tripoly & Michigan Rummy. The name is from a Medieval myth that Pope John VIII was a woman. Easy to learn, but fast-moving enough for experienced card players. The board is divided into eight "bowls." Players win markers/coins out of the bowls as they play the face cards of the trump suit, and the first one to get rid of his cards wins the hand.
Also includes the rules for "Poch" (4 to 8 players). A German game from the 1440's using a similar board. It is a cross between a game like Pope Joan and betting games like Poker. Both require a standard deck of cards (not included). Queen Nazareen a related 17th century game that can be played without the board.
The hand decorated lazy Susan style board is 15" in diameter comes with a deck of cards and 100 glass drops to use as chips. Color of the chips may vary.
$65.00 + shipping
Or upgrade to 100 (50 silver, 50 gold) of our period coins pictured at the right to use as chips for another $35.
($5.00 off the normal price per 100)