Century cribbage board

Linda sent us this question by email:

Hi, for the life of me I can not find any info on this. We have a, "Century continuous track cribbage" (121 holes)board by ARE JAY GAME CO. INC., Cleveland Ohio Made in USA.

In the center (the infield) are holes for scoring:
GAMES WON (which is simple enough) Goes up to 9 each for R W & B
LEGS (Not sure how or why to use these) Also has 9 holes for R W & B
SKUNKS (Who pegs here? The player skunked or the player who skunks you?) Also has nine holes etc.
TOTAL POINTS HOLES 1-10, then 20,40,60 etc up to 100 & then 200,300 etc up to 900 for R W & B
(What points do we put here and why? Is there a total we are heading to or is that arbitrary?)
It also says that it is a "2 3 4 6 player board"
So how do you determine the winner using all the above holes? I have no clue on any of this and have researched till I can't see straight. Any and all info would be greatly appreciated. This seems to be the only board with all these extras and we just don't know the right way to use them or why. Please help?

Does anyone have one of these boards who can help out Linda with some information?

Re: Century cribbage board

Hi, for the life of me I can not find any info on this. We have a, "Century continuous track cribbage" (121 holes)board by ARE JAY GAME CO. INC., Cleveland Ohio Made in USA.

JW emailed to say:

I have recently photoed and included images of the box and rules/directions for the Are-Jay Game Co.'s Century #715 Continuous Track Cribbage 2,3,4,6 Player Board. My grandmother purchased hers at Hudson's in Detroit, Michigan, where she worked as an employee, at a marked down price of $6.00, sometime prior to 1990.

Here is JW's photo of the board:

He also kindly photographed the playing rules (click on the picture to see the full size version):

Are-Jay continuous Track Cribbage

Hi, we live in BC in Canada. My grandfather, born in 1896 had this crib board when he passed away, and it was passed to me about 25 years ago.

Continuous track cribbage

I would also be very curious as to how this is officially played. I have one of these boards and we have just made up the rules, but I would love to know how we are actually supposed to do it.

How we play:

We play up to 968 points (that's 8 times around the board) because the point board will only let you keep track to 999.

Play is continuous, so if you win a game and have a huge hand, you peg through into the next game.

Each time you beat your opponent over the 121 line, you peg a win. If you get over with your opponent behind the skunk line, you peg two wins and a skunk.

As this is usually played over a few sessions, we record the score in the points box using three pegs. (ex. for 368 points, you place a peg in the 300, one in the 60 and another in the 8) This way, if someone wants to play a quick one-round game in the meantime, they can use the board without losing your place. We also finish each session on the leader's crib, so that when we start again we know that it is the person who is behind who gets the crib.

First person to get to 968 wins the overall game, but there are bragging rights for having more skunks or wins in the board.

We don't use the "legs" spots at all. I guess this is for recording who gets past each leg first, but seems excessive to me.

All in all it makes for a pretty epic game and with 4 players (playing partners) it makes for a pretty fun afternoon.

Again, I would be very grateful if someone could explain how we are actually supposed to use it.

I would also be very curious

I would also be very curious as to how this is officially played. I have one of these boards and we have just made up the rules, but I would love to know how we are actually supposed to do it.

How we play:

We play up to 968 points (that's 8 times around the board) because the point board will only let you keep track to 999.

Play is continuous, so if you win a game and have a huge hand, you peg through into the next game.

Each time you beat your opponent over the 121 line, you peg a win. If you get over with your opponent behind the skunk line, you peg two wins and a skunk.

As this is usually played over a few sessions, we record the score in the points box using three pegs. (ex. for 368 points, you place a peg in the 300, one in the 60 and another in the 8) This way, if someone wants to play a quick one-round game in the meantime, they can use the board without losing your place. We also finish each session on the leader's crib, so that when we start again we know that it is the person who is behind who gets the crib.

First person to get to 968 wins the overall game, but there are bragging rights for having more skunks or wins in the board.

We don't use the "legs" spots at all. I guess this is for recording who gets past each leg first, but seems excessive to me.

All in all it makes for a pretty epic game and with 4 players (playing partners) it makes for a pretty fun afternoon.

Again, I would be very grateful if someone could explain how we are actually supposed to use it.

3 Track Continuous Cribbage Board

I have the same one, only it has a sticker on the back that says KINGSTONE, TAIWAN and it has a blank space where yours has Century imprinted. Same exact, but wood color. I have seen the same exact made for HOYLE, and CENTURY, and some with multicolors painted on the different lanes.

Mine looks vintage, so I guess they are at least from the 1970's. I will either sell it or learn to play Cribbage. They are selling on EBAY from $19.95 plus shipping up to $65.00.

Quite a range. I suspect the value is right around $25 for a vintage piece, but I see lesser ones, smaller ones made of better wood selling for the $65 and up price new retail.

want a century board.

Had one a dear friend gave me. And think my wife threw it out as she didn't know what it was.