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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

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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

Free cribbage

Free cribbage downloads and sites where you can play online are easy to find, thanks to our exclusive guide!

Free cribbage online

eCribbage.com is one of our favourite free online cribbage sites - all you need is a Web browser!

Yahoo! Cribbage is another long-running free cribbage site - again just go to the site, register and play!

See also our online cribbage page for more links and details.

Free cribbage downloads

You can download free cribbage games for your Windows, Mac or Linux computer, iPhone or other handheld smartphone or PDA.

See the following pages for more details:

Cribbage Plus!

Developer Gus Lindquist has just released a new version of his excellent Cribbage Plus! game for Mac OS X.

You can download Cribbage Plus! for free, but registering the game (priced at $12) unlocks extra features, including more skilful opponents. This is a nice looking cribbage game, with a beautifully-drawn cribbage board, and some unusual twists which lift it above the average computer cribbage game.


Optional rules

Instead of scoring points for 15s, you can opt for other numbers - or even make it a random number for each hand. You can also change the 31 score to any number you like. You can swap cards with your opponent if you wish, and even peg points in the play for flushes!

You don't have to use these options of course; out of the box, Cribbage Plus! plays standard cribbage, but it's nice to see such original features in a cribbage game.

Opponents

Unregistered users play against Novice Nelly, not the strongest of cribbage players, but a good challenge for beginners. Once you've registered, you can select from The Professor (an expert level player), or even God (what's that? God plays cribbage? Of course He does!)

Achievements

Another original feature of Cribbage Plus! is the achievements system; every time you complete one of the goals such as 'Score a 24 hand', or 'Defeat the Professor 6 times in a row', you unlock new tablecloth designs to play with instead of the traditional green baize. Some of these are extremely difficult ('Score a 28+ hand') but will keep you playing, possibly for years to come.

Cribbage Plus! is a quirky, fun game with a good sense of humour, and an excellent way for beginners to learn cribbage, and experts to sharpen up their skills. Recommended.

BlackBerry cribbage

Download cribbage games for your BlackBerry 8700 series, BlackBerry Pearl and BlackBerry Curve PDAs.

iPhone cribbage apps

iPhone cribbage games to download

Looking for a free cribbage game for iPhone? You're in the right place! Check out our iPhone cribbage reviews below.

We review the best iPhone cribbage games available. If you know of other cribbage games for iPhone, contact us!

3Jacks Cribbage

3Jacks Cribbage is a new cribbage game for the iPhone which supports Apple's Game Center, allowing you to play against your friends.

3Jacks Cribbage on the iPhone App Store

Cribbage Partner for iPhone

Cribbage Partner for iPhone is now available! One of the best iPhone cribbage apps we've seen - already a big hit on the Palm and Windows Mobile / Pocket PC platforms, Casdra Software's Cribbage Partner includes a genetically evolved AI and beautiful graphics.

Solitaire City


A Cribbage Squares solitaire game is included in Solitaire City from Digital Smoke for the iPhone (download Solitaire City from iTunes App Store). In addition to cribbage, the game features Spider, FreeCell, Klondike, Demon, Poker Squares, Pyramid, Golf, Casket, Alternations, Eliminator, Yukon and Tri-Peaks.

iPhone cribbage board

This Javascript-based cribbage board lets you use your Apple iPhone to record the score of a game of cribbage. Cribbage scoring on iPhone is much more fun than using pencil and paper!

iPhone crib board

Other mobile platforms

See our pages for Palm cribbage, mobile phone cribbage, Windows Mobile cribbage, Android cribbage and BlackBerry cribbage.

Mobile phone and cellphone cribbage

Looking for mobile phone cribbage games to download for your cellphone or Java-capable mobile phone? Welcome to our complete guide to cribbage for mobile!

Cribbage by West of Pluto Software


Cribbage from West of Pluto software runs on any Java MIDP cellphone or Windows CE mobile phone, and is an attractive and colourful cribbage game with intelligent computer opponent. Click here to download Cribbage for mobile phone.

Palm cribbage

Palm cribbage

David Mayes' Cribbage 2.1

Cribbage 2.1 by David Mayes has been around for some years and should work on any Palm. It looks attractive and plays a reasonable game, and even better, it's free!

Windows Mobile cribbage and Pocket PC cribbage

Windows Mobile cribbage / Pocket PC cribbage

There are several cribbage games available for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC (for desktop Windows, see our Cribbage games for Windows page). Here are some of our favourites:

Championship Cribbage Pro

Championship Cribbage Pro is a simple and fun cribbage game for Windows Mobile with a free trial.

Download Championship Cribbage Pro for Windows Mobile

Free cribbage game downloads

Free cribbage games

Free cribbage games to download are a great way to learn and practice cribbage on your PC. If you need a refresher of the rules of cribbage, or need some hints on strategy, have a browse around the site (don't forget there are hundreds of questions answered in our forum.)

Whether Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, there are some excellent shareware and freeware cribbage games to download. Here are some we recommend that will soon have you playing cribbage for free:

Quick Cribbage for Windows

Wes Steiner's Quick Cribbage lets you challenge your computer to a one-on-one game of cribbage:

  • Designed to help you practice and hone your cribbage skills when a partner isn't available.
  • Teaches you how to count by displaying the points during play and at the end of each hand.
  • Keeps score for you on a life-like crib board display.

Cribbage software

If you're learning to play cribbage, or just looking for cribbage software for your PC, Mac, palmtop or mobile, these resources should help you.

Free cribbage game downloads

You can download cribbage software for free from the links on our Free cribbage downloads page:

Commercial cribbage software

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