Avissinia was taught to me by my uncle when I was a small child and is similar to the game "Kleftiko" (meaning "Robbing") that is played among Greeks that live in Germany and elsewhere. Its layout resembles somehow to the game of Kseri, however the game mechanics and its strategy are completely different.The aim is to capture cards from a central pile on the table, by playing a card from hand which matches at least the top of a table card. Picked up cards are placed face up in front of the player to form a pile. The dealer deals six cards to each player and four cards face up in the centre in a pile. Then, each player in turn must play one card. This card may capture one or more cards from the central pile, capture from a players pile, added to his own pile or simply laid on top of the central pile. Winning is rather not a matter of luck, since it is required good memory and a lot of strategy. You may select to play either the normal game or the partnerships Avissinia. You play it with a french-suited card deck.