• Cribbage etiquette   7 years 36 weeks ago

Dear Doris,
We have a continual debate about how to score runs in cribbage.

Suppose that the following cards were played:

6 - 7 - 4 - 5

While I don't think this is a run, the computerized version of cribbage on line will give you the 4 points for this run. Is this correct?

Thanks.

Paula

• BlackBerry cribbage   7 years 36 weeks ago

MagMic Cribbage.

I purchased this for my BB. I don't recommend it. It has a crude pegging algorithm and no concept of positional play.

• Counting 7-7-7-7-A   7 years 37 weeks ago

Mira,

9-10-J-Q-K is a five-card run, not three separate 3-card runs, so it scores 5.

The answer to your second question is no - Aces are low in cribbage so A-K-Q is not a run.

• Counting 7-7-7-7-A   7 years 37 weeks ago

I have two questions...
1: in a hand of K,Q,J,10 and a 9 as the starter. Could you count it as three Runs, adding up to a score of 9, or would it just be a five card Run, adding up to 5 points?
2:can a A,K,Q be a three card run or does it only play with a A,2,3,4,5?

• Android cribbage apps   7 years 37 weeks ago

As much as I'd love to have a good cribbage game on my Android as there is on the iPhone, this is far from it. Although it does play a legal game, I win against it 4 out of 5 times or better, and a couple of those are skunks. If you have an opponent that just knows the rules, this there is enough randomness in Cribbage that this should be almost impossible to do, but there it is.

I just played a game where it kept 4 points for his hand, but threw a pair of jacks in my crib, giving me a 16 point crib. I often have big cribs due to the computer's help, and the amount of poor card choices during the play is just staggering.

Yes, I can pound through a game pretty quickly, but I need my opponent to at least put up a little fight, and I'm not really that good. I wouldn't recommend this game, but it's the only thing out there right now.

--Lance

• "corners" on the cribbage board   7 years 37 weeks ago

Thanks Sam - I suspected that might be it. I've created a new corners page for the site to reflect this.

• "corners" on the cribbage board   7 years 38 weeks ago

The basic cribbage board consists of four parallel rows of thirty holes with two "storage" holes to hold the pegs before play begins. Two rows are on one side of the board and two on the other, each player owning one pair of tracks.

The standard game consists of one hundred twenty one points which are marked by each player advancing his scoring pegs up the outer of his two tracks as he pegs in play and scores his hand or crib. When the score reaches thirty the player's peg is at the top of the column. The next point scored moves the peg to the inside track and progresses downward from there. Between hole thirty and thirty one the player "turns a corner".

In some games, especially if a wager is involved, a bonus might be offered for the first player to reach a corner, thus the option to count them.

A corner also defines the "street" or column being travelled. For instance, the first thirty points is referred to "First Street" and after turning the corner the player is said to be on "Second Street" and so forth unto Fourth Street and "Out."

• scoring runs during play?   7 years 39 weeks ago

Yes, it does - and if someone else was to play a 4 giving 5-6-3-4 they would score another 4 points.

• scoring runs during play?   7 years 39 weeks ago

Example
3-4-5-6 = 4pts

if a player adds a 3 for a 4-5-6-3 does this count as another run of 4?

•   7 years 39 weeks ago

Hi,

We've got a page on tournament rules here: Cribbage tournaments

In a round-robin tournament, each team would play every other, so it doesn't matter if there's an odd number. In an elimination tournament (which it sounds like yours is) a team with no opponent is usually awarded a bye (a free pass to the next round, so the equivalent of a winning score - usually 2 points).

I hope this helps!
Doris

• Cribbage board   7 years 40 weeks ago

Custom Cribbage Boards are made from wood and quality-made and very affordable for the holidays.

• ecribbage.com experience?   7 years 40 weeks ago

I have played on there but not for a while. There's a full review on the Online Cribbage page, though I'm not sure that'll help you much!

If you're a beginning player, check out the strategy guide for some useful tips.

• scoring runs during play?   7 years 41 weeks ago

Don't worry, you're not the only one to be confused! I get a lot of emails asking about how to score runs and pairs in Cribbage.

I suggest remembering the following simple rule:

The player who completes a run scores the number of cards in that run

So in your first example, the 3-2-A run was already completed before the opponent played the Ace, so the Ace doesn't complete a new run, so it only scores for the pair.

In the second example, 3-3-2-A, the Ace completes a run of 3, so scores 3. A further Ace doesn't complete any runs, so it doesn't score.

Simple!

• scoring 15-2   8 years 12 weeks ago

You are correct.

Although you can score in the play from pairs or runs regardless of the count, you can ONLY score 15-2 if you make the total count 15. You cannot score just for playing a card which makes 15 when added to the previous card.

• Cribbage web sites   8 years 31 weeks ago

Design your own custom cribbage board.

http://www.thefamilywoodshed.com/index.html?c=designer

• Scoring a run in the play   8 years 32 weeks ago

Actually, this answer is slightly incorrect. Player 2 does NOT get a point for go at the time that Player 1 announces the go. Player 2 must play out the remaining playable cards (in this case, both of his remaining cards) before taking a point for the go. He does get the 3 peg points for the run of 3 (A-2-3) and 4 more points for the run of 4 (A-2-3-4) and THEN he gets 1 point for last card. He earns a total of 8 points in pegging this hand.

• scoring   8 years 38 weeks ago

Hi,

During the play, you can only score 'fifteen-two' once - when you make the total 15. If you make the total 31, you can score another two points. Although you can count runs (eg 4-5-6) during the play, combinations of cards making 15 don't count for anything, unless they make the total 15.

They do count during the scoring phase of course. I hope this helps!

• "Go" rule   8 years 49 weeks ago

Better phrasing is that Player A shouldn't take his point until after he plays his ace. Because if he had a deuce left over, he would not get 1 for the go and then 2 for the 31, just the 2 for the 31.

• "Go" rule   8 years 50 weeks ago

Hi,

The answer to Question 1 is yes. You score a point for go when your opponent cannot play without going over 31.

What happens next is that Player A plays as many cards as he can without going over 31. No more points are scored (unless there are any runs, pairs, etc).

Question 2 does not apply, as Player A should not call 'go' when he is done. A new count is started instead. Player A plays his Jack and scores a point for last.

• impossible scores   9 years 5 weeks ago

Yes, 25, 26 and 27 are all impossible cribbage scores, along with 19!

It might be interesting to try and prove it though!

• Mucking crib   9 years 6 weeks ago

I'd say that all cards should be shown at the scoring stage. For one thing, there might be muggins points to claim!

• Scoring a run in the play   9 years 7 weeks ago

Here's another twist on this, from Gmommy7702:

We are having a problem understanding a play, first a 3 was played and then a 2 and then a 1 then the next person played a 2 and was told that they earned another 3 points.

I find it helpful to think about it the way it's phrased above:

Each card played scores points for any run it completes

In other words, if it doesn't complete a run of 3 or more cards, it doesn't score. The sequence 3-2-1 is a run, so the player playing the 1 pegged 3 points. The player who played the 2 after that did not complete a run (the 3-2-1 run had already been completed and scored) so should not have pegged any points.

• Cribbage web sites   9 years 7 weeks ago

Check out http://www.ecribbage.com - pretty sweet crib online game!

•   9 years 9 weeks ago

First count the 15s. There are 4 ways of making 15 by choosing 8-6-A from the hand, making 8 points.

Then you have two pairs, for 4 points. A grand total of 12!

• Does anyone still play cribbage?   9 years 14 weeks ago

I certainly play cribbage a lot! My husband and I are keen players and we often meet up with friends for a game or two. My kids like to play cards also, I would certainly rather they are doing something interactive, than watching TV.