So we received large 4-track cribbage board this Christmas and it has extra tracks for points, skunks, high hand, corners, and games. I have scoured the Internet and can't find anywhere that describes how to use these. We have just been using the points by tallying the points each player has at the end of each game, but from looking online I am under the impression that you can incorporate the other tracks into the points.
Also, we understand the corners, game and skunk tracks, but the high hand is ambiguous. Does it mean the person with the highest hand per deal (including pegging and/or crib), or the person with the highest hand the whole game?
Since we've been playing for points we don't keep track of game winneres, but I've seen some explanations where winning games add points to your score. I find it amazing that even the official cribbiabe rules don't have tournament rule explanations. Any help on this would be appreciated!
Corners in cribbage is a term which derives from the layout of the cribbage board. A traditional board is laid out in two rows of 30 holes for each players, and the winner is the first to 121 points - or twice around the board.
Consequently, when you reach the end of a row and start pegging up the next row, you have turned the "corner". Sometimes wagers or bonuses are placed on corners, won by the first player to reach that corner, although there is no additional score for corners in the standard cribbage rules. Some boards have extra markers for corners scored by each player.
The rows in between the corners are often called "streets", so a player with between 1 and 30 points is said to be "on First Street", and the home straight between 91 and 120 points is known as "Fourth Street'. The streets and corners are especially important in understanding positional strategy in cribbage.
(Thanks to Sam Van Wyck for this info.)
We recently had a board given to us that has all the "bells and whistles", in cluding spots to mark high hand, skunks and corners. What exactly is corners?
I thought it might simply be the first to reach the corner but that seemed just too simple. Does anyone know what this is? I have searched through many different versions of the rules and have found nothing mentioning this.