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New Mobile Cribbage Game - Cribbage With Grandpas

Hello there!

We just launched our game Cribbage With Grandpas and thought you might be interested in checking it out :)

The game features a grandpa creator which allows the player to create a grandpa of their choosing and select what personality they should have (grumpy, silly, sweet, etc.) which affects light dialogue during play.

Our website is http://www.cribbagewithgrandpas.com and you can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cribbagewithgrandpas

We hope you enjoy it! :)

Cribbage on android

For those of you that don't go for fruit based computing (mine started and ended with apricot :-) there are a few nice cribbage applications for the Android platform.

I've recently tried a couple on my Xperia X10 and so far am loving "Cribbage pro!" Which you should be able to find on the android market with no probs. Supports 3 levels of computer opponnent and multiplayer play.

Richard (richard.john.clements@gmail.com)

Android cribbage apps

Cribbage games for Android

Free cribbage apps to download for Android-based phones such as the T-Mobile G1, Motorola Droid, CLIQ, HTC Hero, HTC Magic, HTC Touch Pro, HTC Dream and others.


Cribbage Pro

Download Cribbage Pro (this link will work only on your Android phone)

Review by Robert Milk


Cribbage Pro (by Fuller Systems) for Android cell phones is a strong single-player cribbage game. It does not take ‘needless’ pairs and does not needlessly play into runs. It appears to have some strong logic behind it. Recently, I was surprised when it paired my 9 lead in the first play of a game, but later realized it had a pair of 9s with its remaining cards being an 8 and 10 so I realized it played the mathematical odds.

The graphics are clear and sufficiently large enough to see and select properly. The main improvement needed is to the board as it is not a standard board layout, two-track, or round-about, so you need to look at the positional scores, which are readily seen next to player avatar, to verify board position. The other improvement needed is with the pegs, the peg color is too close to the track colors, red/blue, to easily see. Neither of these detract from the game or more importantly to good cribbage players, the ‘skill’ of the game.

Cribbage Pro has a nice set of user settings. You select a User Name and select an avatar from a long selection of avatars. You can select from one of three table colors and the card style. You can also have it auto-play, but I did not test out this feature. You can select auto-cut the deck; if you do not select this option, then you must tap down on the deck to a cut position; a better choice might be to spread the cards and select the cut card.

What I consider the best option is the Computer Difficulty selection. You can choose between Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. I noticed that the computer ‘strategy’ matched the level. With these varying levels, Cribbage Pro, is for those learning the game up to those who are great cribbage players. I have attained the Grand Master rating in the American Cribbage Congress (ACC) and find that Intermediate Level matches good ACC Grass Roots club play and the Advanced level approaches the level of play seen in ACC Tournaments.

Fuller Systems, the company that developed Cribbage Pro even posted the logic used for dealing. This can be seen at http://fullersystems.blogspot.com/.

If you own an Android cell phone and like to play cribbage or want to learn the grand old game, the Cribbage Pro is the game to install for the Market apps. This cribbage player is going to play another game of Cribbage Pro.

Cribbage

Download Android Cribbage (this link will only work on your phone)

Cribbage by bytesequencing.com (Android Market link) is a free cribbage game for Android devices (ad-supported; there is a $1.99 paid version without the ads).

Here's top-ranked US cribbage grandmaster Robert Milk's review of Cribbage for Android:

For those of you with a cell phone running Android, such as the Motorola Droid, there is a free cribbage app. There are small unobtrusive ads on the bottom of the screen that keep this version free. This free cribbage app is available via the "Market" on Android devices.

This version of cribbage is a fun version that has the 'basics' built-in, but little in the way of strategy. For example, if you lead a 10, the app may play a Jack even if it has a King available. It is easy to practice 'trapping' cards and many times takes a needless pair.


It is not intuitively obvious when starting which color is the player and which color is the app. Once you have played a game or two you will know which color is always the player.

The one 'bug' I have seen is that the game does not always clear out a message before another message is displayed. I have played about 50 games and there have been no crashes or 'forced' close.

This is a fun game to play on your Android cell phone.

There is a 'pay' version which does not have the ads; other than no ads the games are identical; save your money and install the 'free' version.

Happy Pegs,
Bob

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