Cribbage rules - winning the game
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In the standard six-card cribbage game the winner is the first player to reach 121 points, and the end of the board. The cribbage rules do not require you to score exactly 121; any score that takes you past 120 points is enough to win - provided you get to count it! If the loser has not reached 91 points the victor scores a skunk, or double win. Some players also set a double skunk line at 61, for a three (or four) game victory, which adds a certain piquancy to a crushing defeat. The double skunk rules are optional, however.
A double skunk (courtesy of Steve Ercolini)
Now that you know the basic rules of Cribbage, you can start learning about Cribbage strategy and the secrets of the Cribbage masters!