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  • scoring question   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Not sure what you are asking about Peter. There is nothing in this thread about the hand you described.

  • scoring question   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Well done. Yes it is 28. The J-5 combinations make 8 pts. The 5-5-5 combination for 15 (there are 4 of them) makes 8. And the pairs is 12 pts. 28 in total.
    The max score you can get is 29 when you have a similar hand except you have a Jack in your hand and a 5 is turned up (starter card), and the suits of the jack and starter card match and you get the extra point for his nobs.
    In over 40 years play I have never had a 29 or a 28 so well done to you

  • scoring question   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Nice hands. At least you counted them correctly.

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   22 weeks 2 days ago

    If your starter card is an Ace, then this hand scores 18. Fifteen 12 and 3 pairs for 18.

  • scoring question   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Yes you were right. Count your 15's (4 puts), count your pairs (4pts) then count your runs (12 Pts). 20 pts. Easy

  • 5 card crib   22 weeks 2 days ago

    As soon as there is a desire or reason to play it. That is an old-style game, that like Canasta or low-ball poker is no longer played because there are better games out there. I think that 5 card cribbage is only played in UK pubs. Certainly not on the competition circuit.

  • Rare Cribbage Hands   22 weeks 2 days ago

    This actually occurs more often than you might think, because players tend to hold onto double runs of value. Probably about once ever 100 to 200 hands or so.

  • scoring runs during play?   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Sure can and does. Yes, he is allowed to lay another 5 and he scores 3 points for the run of a 7-6-5.

  • Jack in crib   22 weeks 2 days ago

    Rules of cribbage can be found at Use those rules and no others and you cannot go wrong.

  • Die in the hole when pegging   22 weeks 2 days ago

    There are a million house rules out there for cribbage. That is why the ACC and American Cribbage Congress standardized cribbage rules for competitive. You can view those rules at You can make up whatever rules you want. just don't think that they are in any way official rules of cribbage.

  • cribbage   22 weeks 2 days ago

    In competitive cribbage you can only do this when you are on the playoffs and the score differential does not matter. You CANNOT do this in the qualifying rounds because a: you are only playing one game against that person and two: the point differential matters. When you are comparing players or a group of players, the point differential can be a tie breaker. First you look at game points (0 for loss, 2 for win and 3 for skunk), then total games won (out of 9 or 22) then the score differential of pluses and minus. For instance a scorecard in cribbage might look like this 13/6 +52. That means that the player won 6 games, one of them was a skunk and they're plus points for the night were added and subtracted up to be +52. Compare that to another player who has a 13/6 +50 and the +52 is a higher position than the other player due to the point differential. In playoffs (best of 3/5 or 2/3 etc) point differentials do not matter and loser deals, so yes you can forfeit the remainder of the game and move onto the next game if you so desire. Hope that makes sense.

  • scoring runs during play?   22 weeks 2 days ago

    This is not poker, they are not straights, but the answer to your questions is yes. Runs of ANY connected sequence of cards in ANY order, that have not been broken score one point for each card in the run/sequence.

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   22 weeks 4 days ago

    Will someone please tell me what the count is on this hand:
    7 7 7 8 turn up card is an ace. I believe it is 12

  • Five player cribbage   22 weeks 4 days ago

    The way we did it was that the first 4 players dealt to would get 5 cards and the 5th player dealt to would only get 4 cards. Makes it tough to be that 5th player but I guess you could deal each player 5 cards and the 5th player just discards to the deck instead of the crib.

  • scoring runs during play?   23 weeks 1 day ago

    If he lays 3 I lay 5 he lays 7 and takes two for the 15 then I lay a 6 for 21 and get three points for the straight is he aloud to lay another 5 and take three more points?

  • scoring question   23 weeks 3 days ago

    explain the count of hand 5,5,J,J and N
    Is the UP card also a Jack?

  • impossible scores   23 weeks 4 days ago

    Triple 5s scores another 15 for 2. His score was 21, not 19.

  • Playing 4th ace for 31   24 weeks 2 days ago

    Rare but happens every day.

  • "corners" on the cribbage board   24 weeks 2 days ago

    Rarely would you ever stop short of pegging to 31 for 2 pts vs taking only 1 pt for a go. Not sure actually when that would ever happen.

  • scoring runs during play?   24 weeks 3 days ago

    We had this run going.

    3 ( Player-1)
    4 ( Player-2)
    5 (3 points for Player-1)
    6 (4 points for Player-2)
    7 (5 more points for Player-1)
    2 ( Player 2 says run for 6)
    "Go" ( Player 1)
    A ( Player 2 says now a run for 7) plus the go for 8

    So does Player 2 get both of those last two runs and the go for 15 more points. Or do you only count the run for 7 and go for 8 points??

  • Jack in crib   24 weeks 3 days ago

    Yes, his nobs counts a point in the crib. This is why people are reluctant to discard a jack to the opponent's crib!

    Here's an easy rule to remember: The ONLY difference between scoring the crib and the hand is in the flush rule. Only a 5-flush counts in the crib, while the hand can have a 4- or a 5-flush. Everything else is the same.

  • Die in the hole when pegging   24 weeks 3 days ago

    I would consider that you got the 2 points by playing the card. THEN it's your wife's turn and her "Go" call depends on her cards, so this would be separate.

    Then again, who am I to adjucate on house rules...?

  • New to Cribbage   24 weeks 3 days ago

    9+6 = 15 for 2
    10+5 = 15 for 2
    4+5+6 = 15 for 2
    4,5,6 = Run of three for 3

    Total = 9

  • scoring runs during play?   24 weeks 3 days ago

    Points (if any) are scored every time a card has been played.

    After Player 2 has played the 2, she gets 6 points.

    Then she plays the ace, and gets another 7 plus 1 for the Go. Total = 14!

  • scoring runs during play?   24 weeks 3 days ago

    Your friend was correct.

    When he played the ace the last three cards were 3-2-A, and that is a 3-run.

    You said Go, he plays a three. The last three cards that were played are 2-A-3 and that is another 3-run.

    He also gets 1 for the Go, for a total of 3+3+1 = 7.