Chuck Robinove emailed us with news of a five player cribbage board which he has designed and made (see picture).
There are routed cavities on the side for the pegs and cards; they are covered by a pivoting brass strip. The advantage of the 5-player board is that it can be used for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 players. The 5 player rules are very simple. Each player is dealt five cards. The dealer buries his single card discard at the bottom of the deck; each player discards one card to the dealer’s crib, and the cut and play continues in the usual manner.”
Chuck adds that he is working on improving this board, and also designing a new circular board and another in the shape of an Archimedes spiral. We look forward to seeing them!