Perlaggen in the Tyrolean Oberland and Innsbruck regionsApplicant:
: Institut für "ALPENLÄNDISCHE TRADITIONSKARTENSPIELE -Watten, Bieten,Gilten und Perlaggen", Telfs - NOAFLHAUS, Hubert Auer (Vorstand), Telfs. Bernhard Moll, Imst und Peter Blaas, Mieming.Province:
Perlåggen is a card game that is nowadays played above all in the Tiroler Oberland region, in the Innsbruck area, and in South Tyrol. Two teams, usually consisting of two individuals each, attempt to communicate via secret verbal and nonverbal signals and win as many points as possible in the process. The game is played with 33 German-suited cards (Acorns, leafs, bells, hearts), of which up to eightdepending on the region and the situationare designated Perlågg and thus given a special function. Fibbing and fooling ones opponents are important elements of this game, which also involves the lingo known as Perlågger-Latein or Kårter-Sprech. This contains a number of words for certain moves, for special cards, and of praise or rebuke for other players actions. Perlåggen is played by people of all ages, classes, and genders, and games take place particularly at inns and in private homes. Local tournaments are held every year, and the past few years have also seen an all-Tyrol Perlåggen championship held, the location of which alternates between South and North Tyrol.