Lowball cribbage

Lowball cribbage is a variant of cribbage. Everything you know is wrong! In Lowball cribbage the aim is to score as low as possible, and the first to 121 is the loser. The winner scores a skunk if he has not yet reached 91 when his opponent pegs out. The play is turned on its head and zero-point hands suddenly become desirable. Playing Lowball will keep your skills and concentration sharp; it is easy to forget that one is trying not to peg points. The play requires you to rewrite your strategy - now you are trying to force your opponent into making scores, and avoid them yourself.

Lowball cribbage links

If you want to know more about lowball cribbage, visit the Lowball Cribbage web site.

Lowball is by far my favourite form of cribbage

I really wish we would have more side events in the ACC tournaments in lowball. I would argue there is more skill to a lowball game than there is to a straight cribbage game, even moreso when you consider that you're often playing twice as many hands in a lowball game than you are in a regular game of cribbage.


Hi everyone, Lowball is a blast, you can play it at http://ecribbage.com, just select Cribbage Variations / Lowball.
We also have lowball tournaments at least once a week!