The game of “Cucù”

Work in progress, 2019

The game of Cucù or Cucco or Gnaf or Stù or Bum is an ancient italian game card, almost three hundred years old and known in several variants from South of Italy to Scandinavia. (read more)

The first time I saw the Cucù playing cards was in Abruzzo, a southern Italy region. I was bewitched by those tarots and I thought about making my own version. It’s a project in progress but I want to introduce you to a protagonist: Bragon.

Two versions of Tarot XIII: Gold (left), Traditional (right)