What is Cribbage? How do I play cribbage? back to cribbage boards
Cribbage is a game of
cards played also with the aide of a Cribbage Board. It comes from 17th century
England where it is thought to have been invented by a poet. Sir John Suckling
is believed to have made an adaptation of an older game called “Noddy” about
which next to nothing is known in modern days. Cribbage is popular in the New
England states where the pilgrims first brought it over from England.
and their meaning in play.
The dealer shuffles,
the non-dealer cuts the cards. The dealer of course deals and the undealt part
of the pack is placed face down on the table. At the end of a hand, the cards
are gathered together and the whole pack is shuffled by the new dealer before
the next hand.
The crib, and so the
word cribbage, is the group of four cards remaining as an additional hand after
the player chooses two cards for their first hand. The starter is the first card
chosen from a cut of the deck into two. The cribbage board is used for keeping
2 points are given for
hitting 31, 1 for being under, last card played in a hand gets 1 or it can earn
2 points if 31 is hit with that card.
deal is called for wrong number of cards dealt. Calling go when able to play
gives your opponent 2 points.