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Old 27-01-2012, 08:00   #16
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Re: Cribbage

My Dad taught me Cribbage when I was a boy. Great game. I've never had a 29 hand, but a guy I was playing got one against me

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Old 27-01-2012, 08:05   #17
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We have cribbage players in our family. Nana Nettie, and OLD school Boston Lady, played like a fiend. Cribbage is a blood sport in our house. I make them be NICE when I play because counting and math are not my sterling qualities...

But we all enjoy it. Gotta bunch of engineers in the family so no surprise I guess ; -)


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Old 27-01-2012, 09:37   #18
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If you have scrabble tiles, heres a great game: Use the tiles only, give each player 7 tiles. Put the rest of the tiles in the center face down. Start together and make your own words in front of you all at the same time. when one person has used his tiles you say "take two" and everyone has to take two tiles. Keep that up until the tiles are gone and count each individual score (criss crossed words in front of you) less what was left in your "hand". My family has been playing it for years and it's a lot less boring than scrabble. Two sets of tiles is better for more than 3 people. I thought about copyrighting it 10-12 years ago but couldnt figure how to get around the use of the Scrabble copyrighted tiles....
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Old 27-01-2012, 13:30   #19
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I love all cards. Prefer Bridge. Will take Hearts or Spades over Cribbage if there are 4 players. However Cribbage is the only good 2 player card game I am aware of. If you love cards and only have 2, cribbage is hard to beat.
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Old 27-01-2012, 14:27   #20
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Good thing Connie never say's Or we could play Crib at the end of telling me about jobs on the boat cus Id never get anything done LOL I like Crib BnC
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I love all cards. Prefer Bridge. Will take Hearts or Spades over Cribbage if there are 4 players. However Cribbage is the only good 2 player card game I am aware of. If you love cards and only have 2, cribbage is hard to beat.
Bridge, my #1 favorite also. Also Cribbage, Hearts, and so many rummy and gin rummy games.
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Old 27-01-2012, 15:05   #22
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15 two 15 four 15 six and 2 for the pair makes 8
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Re: Cribbage

Bananagrams is a good word game for cruisers. Similar to what Cheechako describes above, but there's no point value to the letters.


[from the Banagrams website:]
How To Play:

Place all 144 tiles face down in the center of the table. These tiles are called the BUNCH.

Everyone then takes tiles from the bunch and puts them in front of them, face-down. The number of tiles you take depends on the number of people playing:

2-4 People: each player takes 21 letters.
5-6 People: each player takes 15 letters.
7 People: each player takes 11 letters.

Once everyone’s ready, any player can start the game by saying “SPLIT!” Everybody then turns their tiles face up and starts forming their own crossword collections of intersecting and connecting words.

IMPORTANT: Words can be horizontal or vertical, going from left to right or top to bottom. Players can rearrange their own words as often as they want. There are no turns in Bananagrams, everyone works on their own crossword independently of each other. It’s a race to the finish!!!

When a player successfully uses all their letters in a crossword, he or she says “PEEL!” and takes a tile from the bunch. When this happens, everybody has to take a tile and add it to their collection of letters.

At any time (and as often as they like), a player can return a troublesome letter back to the bunch (face-down, of course). The catch is that they must take three letters in return. The player declares this by saying “DUMP!”. This doesn’t affect any of the other players.

Play continues until there are fewer tiles in the bunch than there are players. At that point, the first player with no remaining letters shouts “BANANAS!” and is the winner!

But it’s not home free for the winner yet! The other players now inspect his or her hand for misspelled or incorrect words. (You can’t use proper nouns like names, and we recommend using a print or online dictionary to keep things fair).

If the words are acceptable, than that player is the WINNER.
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My brother played while working on the cruise ships for ten years. We play a count of 15. It is a great counting game for younger generations.

I play lots of scrabble and remember upwords from when I was younger. I'll have to find it again, because I think it adds more depth (literally) to the game.

Thanks for sharing everyone. Good to know there are some still cribbage games happening outside of the navy.
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I play Backgammon, Cribbage, Hearts and Rich Man Poor Man (Capitalism). I learned Backgammon from a cruiser friend of mine and I have been known to play RM-PM for several hours on end.
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Re: Cribbage

I learned to play cribbage in USN where I must have played several hundred games. When the wife and I started cruising, I taught her. Took her two years to finally beat me but now she loves the game. We have introduced several other cruising couples to the game and some have become fanatical about it.

We have a three track board so have a bit of flexibility in the number of players we can entertain. When playing at my sister-in-law's house last hurricane season, we discovered that with two 3-track boards, five or six people can play (short deal one or two players respectively). Loads of fun and not too complicated for simple minds.

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