What is Cribbage?

Cribbage is another interesting game that tends to be making a come back in the card community over the last thirty years. Although due to the rise of online gambling, it has given the cribbage community more outlets and avenues for new players to get started in the fun.

Originating as an English gentlemans game where sportsmanship and courtesy were almost more important than the game itself. After time, cribbage moved overseas to the States where Americans have taken to loving this great and strategic game. My father taught me to play cribbage several years ago, and now whenever we get together we always play a few games of cribbage whilst drinking our gin.

How to Play

The game can be played with two, three, or four players, really teams, and this will change how the game is played just by a bit. In the two player game, you are both dealt six cards and have to choose which four cards you want to keep for your hand and then you discard two cards to the crib while your opponent does the same, and whoever dealt will get to use the crib when the counting comes.

The basis of the rules is you are to play to one hundred and twenty one points. You do this by scoring runs of 3, 4, or 5, pairs, three of a kind, which is actually, three pairs, four of a kind, and cards that add up to fifteen. So if you had a 10 and a five, those two added together make fifteen, whereas if you had the four the five and the six, those three cards add up to make fifteen, as well as score as a run for the four, five, and six together, scoring more points than if it was alone.

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