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Title: Cribbage
Post by: Brahmsian on June 29, 2011, 05:33:28 AM
Anyone else play?  My stepson taught me how to play about six months ago, and I love it.  Fun game!   :)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: karlhenning on June 29, 2011, 05:34:53 AM
Oh, I lived on that game when I was in my late teens and twenties!
 
That and Euchre.  Oh, and Hearts.
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 29, 2011, 05:52:15 AM
Anyone else play?  My stepson taught me how to play about six months ago, and I love it.  Fun game!   :)

I learned to play while still in diapers. I used to play in tournaments when I was younger and living in Vermont, where it is very popular. In Texas I haven't met another player...  I think it's the best card game ever! :)

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Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Brahmsian on June 29, 2011, 06:02:05 AM
I learned to play while still in diapers. I used to play in tournaments when I was younger and living in Vermont, where it is very popular. In Texas I haven't met another player...  I think it's the best card game ever! :)

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It's fun, and it amazing how much strategy is involved.  No doubt, when you got good cards, you got good cards.  Pegging points, and not giving your opponent any goodies for their crib hand is crucial to success!   :)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 29, 2011, 06:11:47 AM
It's fun, and it amazing how much strategy is involved.  No doubt, when you got good cards, you got good cards.  Pegging points, and not giving your opponent any goodies for their crib hand is crucial to success!   :)

No doubt, that's the difference in winning or losing, given that good cards will even out over time. I've been pegged to death by great players... :-\

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Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Brahmsian on June 29, 2011, 06:31:45 AM
No doubt, that's the difference in winning or losing, given that good cards will even out over time. I've been pegged to death by great players... :-\

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Hey Gurn, do you know what the maximum pegging value is on a single play?  Is it 4 of a kind and hitting 31?  The highest hand I've ever had is 24.

Alas, I've yet to get that elusive perfect hand of 29.   :D
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 29, 2011, 06:40:48 AM
Hey Gurn, do you know what the maximum pegging value is on a single play?  Is it 4 of a kind and hitting 31?  The highest hand I've ever had is 24.

Alas, I've yet to get that elusive perfect hand of 29.   :D

Never thought about it, Ray. Hmmm...

3
                        & 7 is 10
& 7 is 17 for 2
                        & 7 is 24 for 6
& 7 is 31 for 14

I can't think of anything higher, OTTOMH...

I never made 29, I have had it made against me though!

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Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Brahmsian on June 29, 2011, 06:49:50 AM

I never made 29, I have had it made against me though!

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Wow, really, it happened against you?  Yeah, I've heard some people who have been playing it all their lives and have never encountered the Holy Grail of 29.   :)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 29, 2011, 06:56:49 AM
Wow, really, it happened against you?  Yeah, I've heard some people who have been playing it all their lives and have never encountered the Holy Grail of 29.   :)

In a tournament that I had been winning up to that point. I was actually happy for the guy, really. I have also had a hole-in-one made against me in golf (and a double eagle also (that's a 2 on a par 5)), and a 300 game in bowling. I'm not sure I should partake in competition, I seem to bring out the best in my opponents!   :D

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Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Brahmsian on June 29, 2011, 07:05:06 AM
In a tournament that I had been winning up to that point. I was actually happy for the guy, really. I have also had a hole-in-one made against me in golf (and a double eagle also (that's a 2 on a par 5)), and a 300 game in bowling. I'm not sure I should partake in competition, I seem to bring out the best in my opponents!   :D

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Wow, it would be amazing to witness all those feats.  I'd be happy that I'd been present for any of this, too.  Perhaps I should meet with you Gurn before I buy my next lottery ticket?  8) :D
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 29, 2011, 07:13:02 AM
Wow, it would be amazing to witness all those feats.  I'd be happy that I'd been present for any of this, too.  Perhaps I should meet with you Gurn before I buy my next lottery ticket?  8) :D

OK, but I'm keeping my money in my pocket... :D  Actually, it HAS been cool to see these things. The most amazing (and unlikely) was the double eagle. Holes-in-one outnumber them by 10 to 1. The 300 game in bowling was on a league night and we got striped!  :)

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Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Holden on June 29, 2011, 11:12:03 AM
In a tournament that I had been winning up to that point. I was actually happy for the guy, really. I have also had a hole-in-one made against me in golf (and a double eagle also (that's a 2 on a par 5)), and a 300 game in bowling. I'm not sure I should partake in competition, I seem to bring out the best in my opponents!   :D

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Similar story here as I've seen the 29 but it was an opponents. In cricket I was in a team as a schoolboy where one of our bowlers got a triple hat trick - 5 wickets in 5 consecutive balls and also in a match about 20 years later where our captain took all 10 wickets in the innings.

Back to crib - a great game taught to me and my siblings by my parents and played regularly along with 500, Euchre and Canasta.
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 29, 2011, 11:24:42 AM
Similar story here as I've seen the 29 but it was an opponents. In cricket I was in a team as a schoolboy where one of our bowlers got a triple hat trick - 5 wickets in 5 consecutive balls and also in a match about 20 years later where our captain took all 10 wickets in the innings.

Back to crib - a great game taught to me and my siblings by my parents and played regularly along with 500, Euchre and Canasta.

Well, I'm lost with cricket, but it sounds damned impressive... :)

I learned from my parents when I was a mere tot. Our state had auto license plates back then with always 5 numerals, and we would make a game of counting the 'hand' on cars going by. Sounds silly, but at 5 years old, I could do arithmetic like lightning, totally due to that little game. :)

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Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: OrchestralNut on July 02, 2012, 08:46:20 AM
hi all, I've found this great online cribbage site, for all your cribbage lovers.  My name there is also ChamberNut

Here is the link to the site:

http://ecribbage.com/ (http://ecribbage.com/)

You can sign up for free.  There is also a Pro membership option if you desire.  Check it out, and come say hello to me if you sign up!  :)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: OrchestralNut on April 30, 2021, 09:32:17 AM
Starting to play crib (cribbage) again.  A great game! I know Gurn, Holden and Karl are also familiar with it.  Are there any areas in the world that are particularly cribbage crazy/fanatical?

It seems to be quite popular here in Manitoba, and in other areas of Canada.

 :)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: André on April 30, 2021, 11:47:20 AM
I was taught to play by my dad before my teens. It was our favourite pastime on rainy days in the countryside  ;)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: arpeggio on April 30, 2021, 07:13:20 PM
Even though I am a weak player I love the game.
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: SimonNZ on April 30, 2021, 08:32:46 PM
Never played it and don't know how to play. But just recently I noticed the secondhand bookstore down the road from me has a set and I've been thinking about grabbing it.

Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: DaveF on April 30, 2021, 09:42:34 PM
I was taught to play by my dad before my teens. It was our favourite pastime on rainy days in the countryside  ;)

My experience exactly.  It even became a sort of private language between myself and my father - "nothing" (whether in the game or elsewhere) was always known as "nineteen" (a score it's impossible to get), and "one for his knob" elicited much sniggering from a teenage boy.  We used to have a very ornate scoring board, whose pegs, however, were always getting lost and being replaced with much less ornate matchsticks.  Where is it now?  Firewood decades ago, probably.
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 03, 2021, 04:25:20 AM
My experience exactly.  It even became a sort of private language between myself and my father - "nothing" (whether in the game or elsewhere) was always known as "nineteen" (a score it's impossible to get), and "one for his knob" elicited much sniggering from a teenage boy.  We used to have a very ornate scoring board, whose pegs, however, were always getting lost and being replaced with much less ornate matchsticks.  Where is it now?  Firewood decades ago, probably.

Ahh yes, the seemingly popular hand of "nineteen".  :D  I seem to be the beholder of this hand more frequently than I would like to.  ;)
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: André on May 03, 2021, 04:42:40 AM
I had a hand of 29 only once. VS countless hands of 19.... :P
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 03, 2021, 04:46:37 AM
I had a hand of 29 only once. VS countless hands of 19.... :P

Oh wow!!  You had a 29 hand?!!  That is a rare feat.  You probably have a better chance of being swallowed alive by an anaconda than getting a 29 hand in your lifetime!
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: André on May 03, 2021, 04:53:22 AM
Oh wow!!  You had a 29 hand?!!  That is a rare feat.  You probably have a better chance of being swallowed alive by an anaconda than getting a 29 hand in your lifetime!

The thing is, my dad realized it before me, as I played my last card. I hadn’t paid attention to the colour of the 5 that had been cut. I had mentally counted 28... :P
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 03, 2021, 05:06:09 AM
The thing is, my dad realized it before me, as I played my last card. I hadn’t paid attention to the colour of the 5 that had been cut. I had mentally counted 28... :P

I've never had a 28 hand either.
Title: Re: Cribbage
Post by: OrchestralNut on May 03, 2021, 05:35:32 AM
Does anyone have any fancy or interesting cribbage boards?

I bought this one as a gift to my girlfriend for Christmas 2017, from Michaud Toys manufacturer in Canada.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0256/6186/6063/products/b61b23e1-1dda-4e0e-8081-51c2fb2db173_1800x1800.png?v=1605838077)


She then returned the favour the same Christmas by buying me a beautiful Crokinole board from the same company!!  :D


(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0256/6186/6063/products/e728617d-c563-458f-a1f7-dfb2fb9f7aef_1800x1800.png?v=1605838091)