• Cribbage rules - the basics   5 years 40 weeks ago

Our 4 generations have played this game for more than 100 years now but once in a while someone goes off track and swears to a new rule. After the dealer is selected by cutting low card, he or she is allowed to shuffle, and then offer the cut to the player (4 person) to the left, right, or does it matter? Dealing the cards is to go left to right or right to left, or does it matter?

• Cribbage rules - the basics   5 years 40 weeks ago

Our 4 generations have played this game for more than 100 years now but once in a while someone goes off track and swears to a new rule. After the dealer is selected by cutting low card, he or she is allowed to shuffle, and then offer the cut to the player (4 person) to the left, right, or does it matter? Dealing the cards is to go left to right or right to left, or does it matter?

• Scoring 3-4-5-6   5 years 41 weeks ago

We all wish that were possible, but no. 3-4-5-6 is a run of four.

• cribbage   5 years 41 weeks ago

One less than a perfect hand (no Jack of Nobs)... 28.

• Double and triple runs   5 years 41 weeks ago

"Double run" and "Triple run" are just convenient ways of counting points for runs, which are the only runs that are actually counted.

A double run (e.g. 8-8-9-10) counts 8 points because you have two runs (3 each) and a pair (2) for a total of 8.

A triple run (e.g. 8-8-8-9-10) has three separate runs (3x3 pts) plus three pairs (6) for a total of 15.

You don't get to count this as "two double runs" because that would be counting the same run twice. You have three runs, not four.

• "Strategy Crib" board   5 years 41 weeks ago

The game is a little more involved than normal crib. The numbers are the number of holes you go backwards or forwards. if you land on any of the marked holes (across the row) you go the number of holes noted. For instance at the normal 4 hole there is a 5 with an arrow pointing forward therefore you go 5 more holes to hole 9, at the eigth hole there is a 5 with an arrow pointing backward that would take you back to hole 3. Same idea with the holes with the 9 and arrows but of course you would movve 9 holes forward or 9 backwards depending on the arrow direction. It changes the game as you may not want to peg a pair for 2 and end up going back 9 spaces. hopefully this helps you

• When to reshuffle?   5 years 42 weeks ago

Stop, reshuffle, and deal. Great to see fellow cribbiage fans.

• LARGE RUN   5 years 42 weeks ago

It's actually a run of 6 + 2 points for 31. So it's an 8 point run. Which is awesome.

• Cribbage board   5 years 43 weeks ago

I anyone is interested in viewing this, it is at:
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• Nobs in cribbage   5 years 43 weeks ago

I was intrigued by the fact (according to www.pagat.com) that while in North America it is common for players to say "his nobs" (plural), in Britain "his nob" (singular) is more common. I did a bit of googling around about the origins of this phrase. An explanation that came up a few times that makes sense to me is the following. "Nob" is British slang for "head". So "one for his nob" means "one for his head." On that understanding it makes sense that "his nob" scores 1 point (a real person has just one head) while "his heels" scores two points (a real person has two heels). That would make the singular "his nob" preferable to the plural "his nobs."

Now you might be thinking: But wait, face cards each have two heads -- an upper and a lower one! Well, it turns out that this didn't used to be true. In previous centuries face cards typically depicted the whole person. So the jack (and king and queen) in fact used to have visible heels. However, this design turned out to have a disadvantage: when players picked up their dealt cards, their face cards would often by chance be upside down in their hand. Were a player to physically turn a face card in his/her hand right-side up, this would signal to the opponent that the hand contained a face-card -- a bad move! Thus the design was changed so that the face cards are symmetrical top-to-bottom. This meant removing the lower-half of the body of the jack, king, or queen. So no more heels were depicted, but of course the phrase "his heels" was by that time already firmly entrenched in cribbage.

• Nobs in cribbage   5 years 43 weeks ago

I was intrigued by the fact (according to www.pagat.com) that while in North America it is common for players to say "his nobs" (plural), in Britain "his nob" (singular) is more common. I did a bit of googling around about the origins of this phrase. An explanation that came up a few times that makes sense to me is the following. "Nob" is British slang for "head". So "one for his nob" means "one for his head." On that understanding it makes sense that "his nob" scores 1 point (a real person has just one head) while "his heels" scores two points (a real person has two heels). That would make the singular "his nob" preferable to the plural "his nobs."

Now you might be thinking: But wait, face cards each have two heads -- an upper and a lower one! Well, it turns out that this didn't used to be true. In previous centuries face cards typically depicted the whole person. So the jack (and king and queen) in fact used to have visible heels. However, this design turned out to have a disadvantage: when players picked up their dealt cards, their face cards would often by chance be upside down in their hand. Were a player to physically turn a face card in his/her hand right-side up, this would signal to the opponent that the hand contained a face-card -- a bad move! Thus the design was changed so that the face cards are symmetrical top-to-bottom. This meant removing the lower-half of the body of the jack, king, or queen. So no more heels were depicted, but of course the phrase "his heels" was by that time already firmly entrenched in cribbage.

• Cribbage board   5 years 43 weeks ago

I have an iron Hedgehog Cribbage Board. It is black, with a red painted base, and gold vitorian style lines and art work painted on playing fields, and sides.

Where is the best place to sell this item? Are there any forums that I should post on to make sure cribbage board collectors get a to see this awesome board?

Thanks

Tim

• Cribbage online - free!   5 years 45 weeks ago

Can I play with son on skype in Texas?

• Your 29 hand stories   5 years 45 weeks ago

I know from the Goldbar, but haven't seen any cribbage being played.

When do you usually play?

• Variations on cribbage rules   5 years 45 weeks ago

CrossCribb:
CrossCribb uses conventional cribbage scoring rules as you try to build five high scoring cribbage hands while simultaneously sabotaging your opponents' hands.

http://www.crosscribb.com

• Cribbage rules - the scoring   5 years 45 weeks ago

How many points would you give a hand of 44566? Do you score it as 20 or 24?

• play phase   5 years 50 weeks ago

continue on to 31...

• LARGE RUN   5 years 50 weeks ago

i think so

• Cribbage rules - the scoring   6 years 2 days ago

The 8, 6, 6, 6, A is only 12 points, not 18. You don't get to count the pairs twice. (3-of-a-kind is really 3 pairs and as such gets counted as 6 points. 4-of-a-kind is really 6 pairs and as such gives you 12 points.)

• Cribbage rules - the scoring   6 years 2 days ago

There would also be 3 pairs of 6's. Total score 18

• Your 29 hand stories   6 years 1 week ago

Goldbar Espresso is a quaint independent coffee shop in Tempe AZ. It's pretty much cribbage Mecca in these parts, home to Herb Fibel the octagenarian cribbage master and the most affable cribbage evangelist in the southwestern US. In all his years of playing and teaching, the 29 has eluded Herb and had never made an appearance at Goldbar. Until now! On April 10th, 2012 during a game between John (me) and Tom, both Herb's students of about a year, I was dealt trip 5s and the jack of spades on the first hand as pone, then I cut the 5 of spades to complete the 29. Oddly enough I lost the game by over 40 points! I actually had decent hands, but Tom's were phenomenal - I was only up 6 after that first hand. Anyway getting that 29 was amazing. Special thanks to Herb and Goldbar for introducing me to the game and making it possible. Please come visit if you're in the area and drop by for a game.

• Free cribbage board templates   6 years 1 week ago

Those hands are few and far between. Although it does not count as far as scoring in the official game, the hand was dealt and played. You had half the thrill....I would have pegged those points just to make myself feel good!!!!

• Odds of a 29 hand in cribbage   6 years 3 weeks ago

a 29 point hand is not having all four 5s and a Jack turning up. It is having three 5s and a Jack with the 5 that matches the Jack's suite turning on the cut. I think this actually decreases the odds from the stated numbers above.