Cribbage Rules

The rules of Cribbage are simple. It is a card game for two to four players. Described by some as 'a game of low, animal cunning', it demands skill, experience, craftiness and luck to win. A popular English pub game, it can be enjoyed by all generations and nowadays you can even play Cribbage online. The rules of cribbage are simple and easy to learn.

The scope for strategy, clever discards, and sheer blind luck makes it a fascinating and involving game at every level of play. Cribbage Corner has everything you need to learn and play, including how to get the perfect cribbage hand!

You can download free cribbage games for Windows, cribbage games for Mac and also smartphones and PDAs such as the Apple iPhone and BlackBerry, and play cribbage online.

If you have any questions about the rules of cribbage, there are hundreds of helpful users in the Cribbage Corner Forum who will answer them! You can also join Cribbage Corner free for a limited time only.

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Free cribbage game downloads

Free cribbage games

Free cribbage games to download are a great way to learn and practice cribbage on your PC. If you need a refresher of the rules of cribbage, or need some hints on strategy, have a browse around the site (don't forget there are hundreds of questions answered in our forum.)

Whether Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, there are some excellent shareware and freeware cribbage games to download. Here are some we recommend that will soon have you playing cribbage for free:

Quick Cribbage for Windows

Wes Steiner's Quick Cribbage lets you challenge your computer to a one-on-one game of cribbage:

  • Designed to help you practice and hone your cribbage skills when a partner isn't available.
  • Teaches you how to count by displaying the points during play and at the end of each hand.
  • Keeps score for you on a life-like crib board display.

iPhone cribbage apps

iPhone cribbage games to download

Looking for a free cribbage game for iPhone? You're in the right place! Check out our iPhone cribbage reviews below.

We review the best iPhone cribbage games available. If you know of other cribbage games for iPhone, contact us!

3Jacks Cribbage

3Jacks Cribbage is a new cribbage game for the iPhone which supports Apple's Game Center, allowing you to play against your friends.

3Jacks Cribbage on the iPhone App Store

Cribbage Partner for iPhone

Cribbage Partner for iPhone is now available! One of the best iPhone cribbage apps we've seen - already a big hit on the Palm and Windows Mobile / Pocket PC platforms, Casdra Software's Cribbage Partner includes a genetically evolved AI and beautiful graphics.

Solitaire City

A Cribbage Squares solitaire game is included in Solitaire City from Digital Smoke for the iPhone (download Solitaire City from iTunes App Store). In addition to cribbage, the game features Spider, FreeCell, Klondike, Demon, Poker Squares, Pyramid, Golf, Casket, Alternations, Eliminator, Yukon and Tri-Peaks.

iPhone cribbage board

This Javascript-based cribbage board lets you use your Apple iPhone to record the score of a game of cribbage. Cribbage scoring on iPhone is much more fun than using pencil and paper!

iPhone crib board

Other mobile platforms

See our pages for Palm cribbage, mobile phone cribbage, Windows Mobile cribbage, Android cribbage and BlackBerry cribbage.

can anyone help with these rules?

so, we playing muggins. Im a point away from being skunked after i have scored my hand. opponent scores hand then crib. before crib, opponent requires 5 points for 121. opponent claims 7 points for crib and moves to finish hole. but the crib actually contains 9 points and i call muggins for 2 points to get me past the skunking threshold. opponent claims i am not entitled to those points as the game is over!?

Scoring during play

While playing the cards, if the order of play is 10, 5, 3, 4 - are points earned for 15 and for the run?

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