Audatia is a two-player swordfighting card game based on authentic historical swordsmanship. You need two decks to play! As far as possible the game reproduces the swordsmanship style of the Italian master, Fiore dei Liberi.
Galeazzo da Mantoa (ca 1370-1406) was an Italian condottiero (mercenary), who traveled the world having knightly adventures, one of which was fighting Jean le Maingre II, Boucicault, in a duel in Padua, in 1395. Galeazzo was a student of Fiore himself – and won the duel. They met again in Genoa in 1406, with the same result.
Jean Le Maingre II (1366-1421), known as Boucicaut, was a famous knight, a Marshal of France, and lead the vanguard of French knights at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, where he was captured. He fought two duels with Galeazzo da Mantoa, and despite losing both of them, was considered one of the finest knights of his era.
Playing the game will teach you the basic theory and terminology of authentic Italian medieval combat.