The Crib

What to look for in a cribbage board

Posted by Andrew L on

As the scoreboard, the cribbage board is an essential necessity for playing the game. It is usually a flat wooden board with a 'streets' of holes. But, given the long history of the game there are lots and lots of designs. That said, if you are new to the game, here are some things to look for when buying a board.  1. Get a solid base to work with. The best boards are made of a solid material that has some heft to it. This will keep the board in place when you play. Look for bases made of wood...

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5 Quick Cribbage Strategies

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1. Knowing what to lead with is important. Going low with an A, 2, 3 or 4 will make it harder for your opponent to make a 15 on their next play. And with that, avoid leading with a 5 as your opponent could easily score 2 points by playing a 10 count card. 2. Remember to save a low card to use later in play. This will make it easier for you as the score gets closer to 31.3. As you start putting cards into the Crib, avoid cards that add up to 5. Also, remember to not discard cards with...

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