New Game, Based On Cribbage

Hi. My name is Adam. I'm new here. I hope this doesn't violate any rules, but I wanted to give Cribbage fans a chance to "beta-test" a Cribbage-like game that I invented with a friend over the past couple of weeks.

We're biased, of course, but we both enjoy it more than Cribbage. It's more challenging, more dynamic, can turn on a dime, and has a sort of "game-within-the-game" aspect that adds a whole different level. Cribbage players will pick it up pretty easily, but it has some major differences that really make it its own game.

I'm not trying to sell anything; I just wanted to pass it along and get feedback. The rules are pretty well complete, but I'm definitely open to suggestions.

Anyway, you can view the rules here:

exelgraf.com/absolute-zero.htm

There's contact info on the Web page, and you can download the rules as a Rich Text document.

Thanks! I hope to hear from you. If it catches on, you can say you were there when it happened.

Five player cribbage board

Chuck Robinove emailed us with news of a five-player cribbage board which he has designed and made (see picture).

Chuck writes:


There are routed cavities on the side for the pegs and cards; they are covered by a pivoting brass strip. The advantage of the 5-player board is that it can be used for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 players. The 5 player rules are very simple. Each player is dealt five cards. The dealer buries his single card discard at the bottom of the deck; each player discards one card to the dealer's crib, and the cut and play continues in the usual manner.

Chuck adds that he is working on improving this board, and also designing a new circular board and another in the shape of an Archimedes spiral. We look forward to seeing them!

See also Cribbage variants and Five Player Cribbage.

Five player cribbage

I've been asked if you can play Cribbage with five players. Did a web search and saw where someone said there was a variation for five, but that site did not explain how to play with five.

Does anyone know if five can play? If so, how?

End of the game scoring

What is the order that people count in a game where doubles are playing.

Does the team with the crib wait until the opponents move there pegs or does each player count there points in the order the game was played.

3 hand (person) 5 card cribbage

how do you score if:
player 1 wins
player 2 looses by 6 points
player 3 is double skunked

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