Crib board where a skunk pops up???

Hi all...

My wife swears that as a child she or actually a family friend had a crib board where a skunk would pop up if your opponent got skunked. I have casually searched Ebay and such for several years and have never seen one...has anyone else?

My mother in law says she had

My mother in law says she had one when she was little. Any luck finding one?

Pop up skunk

I've not heard of one. Sounds like maybe it was human activated, as the board would have no way of knowing where your pegs were or were not. Would be kind of neat to see though. Good luck in your search!

Cribbage skunk

It's possible with metal pegs,metal foil, battery and wire

Just run a strip of foil from point-1 to point-90 and as the players peg is holding down the foil and the opponents 121 hole is triggered by pushing down the foil to complete the circuit it triggered the skunk to kick out by use of a protruding pressure solinoid

Crib Board where Skunks Pop Out

I have a board that does this. My father made two of them in the 1970's (One for a friend). I have one in my possession.

I have taken it apart to fix it and know how it works. Since I do not have a patent on it I will not share any details here, but will say that it does not require any electrical circuitry - it is entirely mechanical.

I am actually in the process of contacting some toy makers to see if there is any way it can be put to market. Not looking to get rich, but would be nice to see it finally become a solid product (and make a few $ in the process). My dad always wanted to see it go to market and encouraged me to make it happen but I never had the resources to do so.

Good luck! I will watch for

Good luck! I will watch for you on shark tank! And I will definitely buy one!

Crib board with skunks

Hi I have inherited one from my uncle whom just passed away. He told me it was a gift from a friend years ago who had made two of them. Could that friend be your father perhaps? I’m from Winnipeg. Are we from the same region even?

My parents have one. It is

My parents have one. It is very old. I was searching for another. There is something internal that triggers the skunk to pop out the end when you place your peg in hole for winning score and opponents pegs are not past skunk line. There is a different skunk for each player.


Any way you could post some pictures of it? I'd especially like to see any moving parts if possible.

pop out skunk

How do I post a pic or little video? I am at my mom's and have taken some poor ones.

I cannot take it apart without my mother killing me. :) the best I can tell, there is a wooden strip under the peg scoring holes between the skunk line and the finish line. If the player doesn't have a peg in this area, the skunk will pop out when the winner pushes their peg down in the last hole. It is extremely old and was given to my grandfather as a gift from a vendor. It does not operate smoothly anymore.

Hi There So not a figment of

Hi There

So not a figment of my imagination!
My grandparents in Quebec had one and the last time I saw it was in 1977! It was quite old then. My grandfather had two boards and the "skunk" one was his favourite. As described above there was a lever that caused the skunk to pop out. I don't remember more than one skunk. And I seem to remember that board as a two track but I could be wrong there. I would LOVE to find another. The home and all its contents sold in 1977.