Cribbage

CribbageCribbage is a card/board game for two or more players. It's an ancient game, said to have been invented by English poet John Suckling in the early 1600s. Strictly speaking, Cribbage is a card game, but since it's so often played with a Cribbage board for scoring, it's listed here on Board Game Central.

The game has simple rules which can be learned in just a few moments, but offers surprising strategic depth, and rewards careful play. Playing cards are used to play the game, while the board is used to keep score, typically using metal pegs that are inserted into holes in the board. Cribbage players are often referred to as "peggers" for this reason.


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Cribbage Links

  • American Cribbage Congress
    Since 1980 the American Cribbage Congress (ACC) has generated interest in cribbage by promoting the growth of local clubs, sanctioning tournaments, standardizing the rules of play and creating programs to teach the young.
  • CrazyCribbage
    An online cribbage game that provides 20 different game variations, some that add crazy twists to the game.
  • Cribbage Champion
    Cribbage Champion has the look and feel of playing cribbage with your very own friends or in competition. Match your skills against your opponents as you try to win as many trophies as you can. Play against your friends on-line or against multi-skilled computer opponents. Prepare to become addicted to this great game of Cribbage Champion, a game of endless hours of entertainment! [Windows]
  • Cribbage Corner
    Everything for the cribbage fiend, with special emphasis on the strategy and etiquette of the game, as well as a cribbage overview, an excellent section on cribbage variants, and links to cribbage games and information sources.
  • Cribbage Forum
    Monthly articles on Cribbage strategy and tactics by one of the Internet's top players.
  • Cribbage Online
    Free Online Cribbage for Windows, with the smartest bot of any Cribbage Game. Players can do the pegging themselves, players can take muggins for missed points, players can customize the card designs, sounds, graphics, and more... [Windows]
  • Cribbage Plus!
    Cribbage Plus! allows you to customize your game with optional rules. For the purists out there, if you wish to play pure, standard cribbage, no problem! The game defaults to the standard rule set. [Windows, Mac]
  • Cribbage.ca
    Cribbage.ca is a bilingual cribbage card game (English & French). Play crib against the computer or online over TCP/IP. Many feature for rookies to learn and lots of game settings. [Windows]
  • eCribbage
    The largest, most comprehensive collection of free online cribbage games on the web.
  • HowStuffWorks: Cribbage
    Learn how to play Cribbage from HowStuffWorks.com.
  • MeggieSoft Cribbage
    MeggieSoft Games Cribbage is a comprehensive two-player implementation supporting the Five, Six, and Seven Card versions. Play against an online opponent or against your computer. Cribbage has a rich user interface and many customizable graphic, sound (including MIDI music and speech output), rule and scoring options. Six different computer opponent skill levels are available for when you are unable to get online, or just want to practice privately. The user interface supports both point-and-click and drag-and-drop mouse operations. [Windows]
  • Pagat Cribbage
    Rules for Five Card Cribbage, Six Card Cribbage, Noddy, and Costly Colours.
  • Swiveller's Cribbage
    A cribbage game with online help suitable for beginners or experts alike, with options that allow you to ask the computer for a hint, replay the previous hand, choose your own hand, let the computer determine your score, or play Muggins. You can even play Duplicate Cribbage and view the log of previous moves. [Windows]
  • The House of Cards: Cribbage
    The House of Cards offers a comprehensive look at the game of Cribbage, with a directory of Cribbage links, Cribbage software for computers and mobile devices, Cribbage boards, Cribbage books, and online Cribbage games.
  • Wikipedia Cribbage
    Learn about Cribbage from Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.
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Last Update: June 3rd, 2011