I've been playing cribbage for a greater portion of my lifetime, and until recently I haven't really played any games where the rules and customs varied much from what I was taught by my grandfather. Every online reference I've read, and electronic version of the game, has generally agreed with my understanding of how cribbage is played and scored.
So, it was a strange moment when I was playing against an uncle from the other side of my family and found that he expected the scoring of "his nobs" and "his heels" to be opposite of what I'd learned.
By common rules, "his nobs" refers to when any player holds a Jack in his hand which has the same suit as the starter card. "His heels" is awarded to the dealer when the starter card itself is a Jack. Both my uncle and I agree on this. What we disagree on is the value of each. I (and, it seems, most of the rest of the world's cribbage players) understand "his nobs" to be valued at one point, and "his heels" at two - my uncle believes the reverse.
I imagine he's probably been playing cribbage for longer than I've been alive, so this has me wondering: Is this a common variant in cribbage rules? Are there others like this?