The rules to the game are very simple. Briscas is a trick taking game at its heart. A trump suit (cup, coin, sword, or baton) is set up at the beginning of the hand and the highest card played within that suit wins. If you or your opponent starts off by laying down a card that is not of the trump suit it becomes a secondary trump. This means that if "coin" is the trump and you start by laying down a "cup" card your opponent can only win if they put down any "coin" card or a higher "cup" card.