# Tagged Questions

A card game for usually 2, but up to 4 people who draw, hold, and lay down cards in combinations meant to earn the most points.

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### Cribbage score going out

i.e. Player needs 4 points to go out. The hand value is 3. Does the Player get to go out with the added 1 point "Go"?
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### What happens if I set up for a “29 hand” and miss?

Inspired by an answer to "Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?". The best possible hand in cribbage is 29, which involves the Jack that counts for nobs and all of the 5s. Now although ...
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### Is there a way for Braille-Cribbage players to find each other?

It's already known that Cribbage can be played by blind people by using Braille-cards, but what I need to know is whether there is a database for Braille-players to get together in their local areas. ...
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### What hand scores are impossible in Cribbage?

It's very well known that 19 is an impossible score to achieve when counting your hand. What are the other impossible to achieve scores? I've read 25, 26, 27. Does anyone know the answer ...
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### Who gets the points when calling Muggins in a three-player Cribbage game?

If two players call "Muggins" at the same time (in a three-player Cribbage game), and both players call the correct number of points, which player is awarded the points? I have looked at several ...
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### In cribbage, during the play, what is the count for four 5s in a row?

If the person to the left of the dealer starts play with a 5, the next person plays a 5, the third person plays a 5 and finally, the dealer plays a 5, what is the count for the dealer? Obviously the ...
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### Holding a card by accident

What happens if you did not realize you could have laid a card down, and used it later in the game? For instance player one lays a 2, player 2 a Q, player 3 a 6, player 4 a 6, then four goes, so ...
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### What's the highest score that can be achieved by pegging?

Nearly every cribbage player knows that 29 is the highest-scoring hand that one can achieve, and that 19 and some others are impossible to score. However, I'm curious to know what is the highest ...
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### Cribbage and scoring 31 plus go

Recognizing that I am arguing against pretty clear rules, but my buddy and I got in an argument regarding the logic behind only getting two pegs/points (Vs. 3) when you get a "go" from your partner ...
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### Variations in scoring “his nobs” and “his heels”

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. ...
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### Counting runs during play [duplicate]

When playing Cribbage, if I played a 7, and my opponent played an 8, (making a 15 for 2 points), can I then play a 6 for a run of three, or do they have to be in consecutive order?
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### Do you still score a Go if you end with a pair or sequence?

While playing Cribbage with a new acquaintance, I led the 9H he played 6D for 15-2 I followed with the 10H for 25, Pone called GO. I then played the 2H and 2D for 29, then called Go. I then counted ...
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### Cribbage counting a hand

If I have the following in cribbage : 8H, 8D, 9H, 9D, 10C I come up with 4 double runs 8H, 8D, 9H, 10C and 8H. 8D, 9D, 10C and 8H, 9H, 9D, ...
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### Cribbage scoring rules explanation

There are a lot of web sites that give you cribbage rules. There are small variations here and there and even the "official" source reads ambiguously to me. To narrow my question, let's talk about ...
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### Optimal Leading Card in Cribbage

In the "Play" phase of Cribbage (31's), what is the optimal leading card to play. I have always played a 4 if I had one, because it can't be fifteened and is less likely to result in a run, because an ...
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### Strongest cribbage bots

How good are computers at Cribbage? Are the best humans still better than the best computers? I can find lots of AIs online, but only in the context of selling computer and mobile cribbage games.
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### Granting 1 point to opponent after saying GO [duplicate]

In Cribbage play, people tell me that the rule for granting an opponent one point when you say "Go" has been done away with in tournament play. Is this true?
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### Cribbage scoring for one hand less starter card

What would be the score count for a hand with 3 - fours and 1 - seven my thought is 12. For 3 - fours equal 6 points (3 royal pairs) and the three royal pairs of 2-fours and the seven = 6 points.
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### Cribbage - Total score please

My son and myself have just started playing Cribbage. In our game this evening the following cards were played with me leading - My cards - 2,3,4,5. His cards - 5,2,3,A My understanding was that ...
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### How would changing the timing of the “starter” affect strategy/tactics?

As we know, the non-dealer cuts for the "starter" before the play happens. Is there any strategic/tactical reason why you couldn't cut for the starter after the play? Just before the play, the ...
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### Cribbage scoring for a run of 4 out of sequence

The play was the following set of cards: 4, 3, 6, 4, 5. Should the score be for 4 points for the 3,6, 4, 5 or only 6, 4, 5?
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### Has anyone heard of a rule called “19 back” for 0 point hands?

My father in law plays a rule that I consider to be rubbish since I can find no reference to it in the rules. I assume it's a house rule that he's tripped over somewhere, and adopted into his game. ...
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### How do you score 5,5,5,5 in-hand with a non-ten, non-face card turned up?

You are dealt 6 cards and find you have four 5s plus two other cards. You put those two non-scorers in the crib. You hope for a ten on the turn-up, but it's an off card that doesn't help anything. How ...
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### Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?

Cribbage scoring is fairly logical. There are card combinations worth a given number of points and you can score every unique subset of cards independently and total up the score. Except for runs of ...
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### Cribbage Scoring Difficulties

We ran into a friendly argument while playing cribbage today and we're stumped as to how to count this hand. How do you count 3 Sixes, 1 Seven and 1 Eight?
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### Scoring a confusing cribbage hand

My father and his friend were playing cribbage today and ran into a dilemma trying to score their hand properly. Could you let me know what you think so I can straighten this out for them. The hand ...
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### What is the effect of the “1 for last card” score on tactics in cribbage?

In most sets of rules for Cribbage [1], you score a point for playing the last card. My first impression is this tends to nullify the "point for go" - if you manage to win "1 for go", probably the ...
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### In cribbage, do you get points for doubles after getting to 31?

My opponent pegged for getting to 31 by playing a jack. If I play a jack after that, do I peg for the doubles?
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### Is it allowed to win a game of cribbage with the single point from a “go”? [duplicate]

When playing cribbage and you're at a score of 120, can you then win the game by playing the last card and getting 1 point for the "go"? I've seen people play where you're not allowed to win via the "...
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### Cribbage pone strategy for hands involving a run and a pair

In two-player cribbage, when the pone is dealt a hand that includes a run and a 5+pair (e.g. 3,4,5,6,Q,Q) is it better to keep the run (3,4,5,6) or the 5+pair (_,5,Q,Q)? It seems like there should be ...
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### Third Hole in Cribbage Board

What is the third hole at the start of the cribbage for? It's shown behind the 2 pegs in the image below:
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### Close to winning means no go for you?

A long while back I was playing crib with a friend, and his crib board (I might be imagining things here, but I'm fairly certain) was shaded in the 118, 119, and 120 point area. This three-point zone ...
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### Is Ace high? Or low? Or both?

When playing the cards, Ace is worth 1. When counting runs, A 2 3 is worth 3. I've often played with Q K A also being worth 3. I've even played with K A 2 being worth 3! Definitely good ways to ...
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### Counting multi-runs in cribbage

I've recently begun memorizing totals of common multi-run combinations to help score cribbage hands. I've seen some others do this as well. Short-Hand Examples: AS AC 2H 3H | 6D - A double-run of ...
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### Three beginner clarifications about Cribbage

I started playing Cribbage on my phone 2 days ago and want to play with my friends, so I have some questions: How do you determine who leads the next hand? I know the after the deal, the Pone leads, ...
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### What do I need to consider when creating a new card game variant?

I came up with a card game variant, combining Texas Hold 'Em and Cribbage, with a friend. You basically follow Hold 'Em play mechanics, and the best hand at showdown is the 5 card hand (2 hole cards +...