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  • The discard   21 weeks 7 hours ago

    We call the zero hands "Gus" whether it is your hand or the crib!

  • Please count my hand   22 weeks 5 days ago

    in a cribbage hand what is the score if i have four 4's and a 7

  • Please count my hand   23 weeks 2 days ago

    I got 3333 with a 6 turned up

  • Cribbage rules - the play   23 weeks 4 days ago

    I am using the new MS Cribbage game, and trying to figure out what is going on... sometimes, without apparent reasons, one of the player gets to keep playing even though the other is able to play without going over the 31 point... none of the instructions seem to explain this -- is it just a quirk of MS? or is there actual rules to explain all conditions that a player gets to go twice or more in a row?

  • Positional play and board strategy in cribbage   23 weeks 4 days ago

    Hi Again,

    It looks like the Planet Cribbage web site is no longer available online. I was able to find a saved copy using the Wayback Machine on the Internet Archive website ( dated Feb. 8, 2014. That seems to be the last snapshot with any content. The snapshots with later dates are either empty or show a "domain for sale" page. Thankfully, the one from 2014 has the article you reference (Position Isn't Everything).



  • Positional play and board strategy in cribbage   23 weeks 4 days ago

    Hi There,

    Is it possible that you have reversed the headers in the table? How is the dealer only supposed to hit 7 on the first hand while the pone hits 17?



  • Facts about cribbage   24 weeks 9 hours ago

    What are you averaging?

    I taught a friend how to play, and we have been keeping track of our hands. We are both averaging 11 points a hand and have played a few 7 hand games. No 6 hand games yet.

    Where is 'good'?
    Where is 'improve'?

    What are you averaging?

  • Three and four-handed cribbage   24 weeks 19 hours ago

    I have only heard of four-hand cribbage played as two teams, and have played it that way: each player is dealt 5 cards and discards one to the crib. Deal alternates between teams, with each player getting a turn at the deal. Teams peg their scores together, and the crib counts towards the team's score.
    I'm looking for more multi-player rules--been playing 3-hand (5 cards dealt plus one to start the crib, each player discards one), and we're not sure how the "go" works. For example, if B calls "go" after A plays, may C continue (and maybe total 31) or must he start over from zero?

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   24 weeks 1 day ago

    Paying a game of pairs tonight, and I laid the first card an 8. Next player lays a 4, my partner lays a 5, dealer lays a 3 for 3 points, I lay a 2 for 4 points, next player lays an ace for 5 points and heres where we got a bit lost. My partner lays another 5 and calls 5 points. Was he correct or not?

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   24 weeks 4 days ago

    correct two for 31 no go point

  • Cribbage rules - the scoring   24 weeks 4 days ago

    one card at a time was the correct way to play

  • How to score this hand?   25 weeks 6 days ago

    There are 6 fifteens for 12 points and double pairs royal (4 of a kind) for 12,for a total of 24.

  • impossible scores   26 weeks 4 days ago

    That is a 21 hand. You forgot the three 5's resulting in another 15

  • Cribbage etiquette   26 weeks 6 days ago

    Do the players cut the deck after the end of the game when playing best of a series or does the winner or loser deal. We have possibly playing this part of the game wrong. Also, Al says hi.

  • Please score this for me   27 weeks 2 days ago

    4-6-3-5 count for 4

  • Please score this for me   27 weeks 4 days ago

    Yes, it is an unbroken run score 4 points.

  • Please score this for me   27 weeks 4 days ago

    12 points

  • Please score this for me   27 weeks 4 days ago

    First off we are missing a card. Since you only described 7 of them and there should have been 8. I am also assuming that you are asking about pegging and there are NO runs, so lets call P1 and P2 and see what they end up with.

    p1 3 zero
    p2 3 for 2
    p1 3 for 6
    p2 A for zero
    p1 A for 2
    P2 A for 6
    P1 2 for zero
    P2 ?

    Looks like they both scored 8 points. Hope that helped!

  • Cribbage rules   27 weeks 4 days ago

    During pegging and exposing your cards while counting your hand, your cards and hand must be plainly seen by the opponent. What you have played during pegging may very well determine what you have remaining in your hand and a good opponent will use that information to plot their next move against you.

  • Anyone heard of a 70 point board?   27 weeks 4 days ago

    I agree, it is most likely for scoring games or storing your pegs.

  • How to score this hand?   27 weeks 4 days ago

    If it takes 3 of your cards to make 15 and you have 4-of a kind, then that hand will always be 24.(except quad 5's) ex: 7, 7, 7, 7, A or 3, 3, 3, 3, 9, 44447 etc. If it takes less than 3 cards to make 15 or more than 3, than you can have no more than 20. ex: 66669, KKKK5, 33336, 66663, 77778 etc.

  • Cribbage tournament rules   27 weeks 4 days ago

    There is NO requirement to vocalize each point in your hand. It is however; common courtesy to do so. If you have played long enough with experienced players, it will speed the game up if you announce your correct points in your hand. Counting 15's in your hand first is the easiest way to learn the game, but even that is not required. There are always different ways to skin the same cat.

  • Flush Woes   27 weeks 4 days ago

    No Never

  • How do you score this instance in pegging?   27 weeks 4 days ago

    Not sure who you are keeping score for so lets break it down shall we?
    P1 zero
    P2 zero
    P3 15 for 5
    P1 18 for 4
    P2 23 for 3
    P3 28 for 2
    P1 31 for 2

    The total points scored during this round are P3 gets 7, P1 gets 6 and P2 gets 3. 16 total points pegged. Not sure where you came up with 40? Were you trying to score your hands while pegging? Pegging is a distinct action BEFORE counting your hands. It is NOT included at the same time.

  • Three and four-handed cribbage   27 weeks 4 days ago

    In 4-handed cribbage (aka partner's cribbage) you play with a partner who is on your team and sits between you and another player. In 3-handed cribbage, if you want to keep score, I would recommend 1 point for a win, 0 for a loss and 2 points for a skunk. So if you beat one, skunked one, you would get 3 points and the other players would get zero. If you want to make it more fun, you could also do 3 points for a double skunk, but those are very rare.