Madrasso, also known as Mandrasso or Magrasso, is perhaps the most popular and widespread card game in Venice and the surrounding region. In the ranking and values of cards and the presence of a trump suit it is related to Briscola, but because the necessity to follow suit (as in Tressette) Madrasso offers greater scope for sophisticated card play technique. There are four players, two against two in fixed partnerships, partners facing each other. A 40 card Italian pack is used - the Venetian pattern, also known as Trevigiane. The object of the game is to win tricks containing valuable cards, and to win the last trick. In this version you may play the Veneto rules as well, where a player who is unable to follow suit must trump if he/she can.