I found a tarball at the linuxforum.org site for a gui crib for linux at the link below. With a little help I now have a gui crib for linux finally. The poster Miven was kind enough to share his work and I remembered finding this site that gave me knowledge of the text game so thought I would share my good fortune. it is not perfect but well worth the look and I applaud his effort. it is based partly on the bsd game to my understanding. it is not a project the creator is working on but an offering of a personal project that works for him and I was thankfull for it.Perhaps someone else will try it and give thanks if it works. it is the only thing I have found so far.