Cribbage rules have remained largely unchanged since the game first originated in the 17th century, but there are many variations on the standard rules of cribbage and many different forms and variants of the game. Captain's Cribbage is perhaps the best known, and most widely played.
Standard cribbage rules
Variations on cribbage scoring
Cribbage scoring can count against you instead of for you, as in Lowball cribbage.
Number of players
The number of players can include one, for solitaire cribbage, two, as in the normal cribbage rules; three, in three-player cribbage and Captain's cribbage, or four, in four-player cribbage.
Number of cards
The number of cards in a cribbage hand can vary from five, in five-Card cribbage, to seven, in seven-card cribbage.