Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Cribbage is a classic card game that involves playing cards to create combinations and gain points.
  • Cribbage or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more players, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. Our Cribbage game is mobile friendly and playable on both computers and mobile devices including iPhones, iPads and Android platforms.

Q: Why won't you add rule-variations/replayable-games/any-other-feature? It would make the game much better.


Play cribbage online with this website. This is the best free cribbage game online. Cribbage Classic has a number of settings that can help you to learn the best move for your situation and offer assistance if it notices that you are making a sub-optimal play. Six Card Cribbage is basically a game for two players. However, it does adapt easily for three players, and even four players in fixed partnerships. It is now the standard form of Cribbage and is widely played in the English-speaking world. Cribbage in England is primarily a pub game.

A: We get a lot of requests from people that just want one tiny little feature added to a game. What they don't realize is that if we start implementing all the suggestions we get then the games will no longer be simple. The number one praise we get is that the interface is simple and uncluttered and it's easy to play. That's very much deliberate. There is no login, no loading screens, as few options as possible. We want to keep it as simple as possible, and that means each game only has one set of rules, you can't choose variations, we try to add as few controls as possible to the screen etc. So, don't feel bad if you make a suggestion and I deny it, we deny 99% of all suggestions.

Q: Why can't I see my statistics on another computer? 13 card game.

A: This goes back to simplicity again. We don't want people to have to login to the site. We don't want to keep passwords in a database and be responsible for them. Your statistics are stored in your browser, we don't store them anywhere. That means that as soon as you switch browsers you won't see the same statistics.

Q: Does this site use cookies and/or track people?

A: Yes, this site uses cookies. They are used for game purposes, like remembering your scores between rounds, but also to gather aggregate data on people's browsers, screen resolutions and more, which helps us figure out what we need to support. Finally they are also used for advertising purposes. A more detailed description of our cookie use can be found in our Privacy Policy, and you can always reach out and contact us if you're concerned about it.

Q: Do the computer players cheat? Are the games fixed?

A: No. In all the games the cards are dealt randomly at the start, and the computer players make their decisions based only on knowledge of their own hands, and knowledge of what has been played. Basically they use the same information as a human player would have available to them.

Q: I saw an offensive ad. Can you remove it?

A: If you see an ad that is offensive to you then please contact us and we'll try our best to block it. Due to the way advertising works we can't always immediately find the ads to block them, but if you send a screenshot of it, or you remember any text on it or a url then there's a much higher chance that we can find it and block it.

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Card and Score Board Information

Cribbage requires a standard 52-card deck of playing cards. No jokers are used. You will be shuffling the entire deck frequently throughout a game, so practice your shuffling skills!

Cribbage also makes use of a unique score board. There are hundreds of varieties, but they all serve the same purpose; to keep track of your score.

Typically, a cribbage board is made of wood, with lots of holes drilled in a track along the top of the board. There may also be a compartment on the bottom used to keep pegs.

Holes are placed lengthwise througout the track in groups of 5. These groups may be two or three holes wide, to accomodate two or three players. Since the aim of the game is to score 121 points, there is usually 24 groups of 5 holes along a track, with a single hole at the end for the winner to place their peg into. Smaller boards may have 12 groups of 5 holes (60 total), in which case you will make two 'laps' around the board before the game is finished.

Two pegs are used by each player. When you score points during a game, you must move the peg further back on the track in front of the other to indicate how many points you've gained. There are no penalties in cribbage that would cause you to lose points (move backwards on a track).

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Finally, you may notice some boards will mark out every five points (ie: 5, 10, 15, 20). There may also be a marking 'S', as well as 'SS'. The 'S' marks the skunk line; this is 30 points away from the last hole. If you finish the game before the opponent has crossed the skunk line, you have 'skunked' them! In tournaments, you would score an additional game win for doing so, but in casual games it is great for bragging rights. The 'SS' marks the double-skunk line, 60 points back from the end hole. Getting double-skunked is even worse!

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