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 was 3 Aces and 2 Sevens. How is this hand scored?

I do not play cribbage and therefore could offer no help to their situation.


You have three A's, let's call them AC, AS, AH (no diamond), and two 7's, let's say 7C and 7S.

  • First, you have 6 points in 15s: 7C/7S/AC, 7C/7S/AS and 7C/7S/AH.
  • You have no runs or double runs.
  • Next, you have 6 points in Ace pairs: AC/AS, AC/AH, and AC/AH (also known as a Pair Royal).
  • Next, you have 2 points in Seven pairs: 7C/7S.
  • You have no flushes.
  • You have no Jacks for his nobs.

This is a total of 6+2+6=14.

  • thxs so much for your help. That's exactly what my father thought but his friend was sure it was 16! Appreciate your help!
    – Andrea
    Oct 18 '13 at 22:34

Here is a web page that you can use to score any cribbage hand:


And, here is your specific hand


The page is really cool because it shows a list of all scoring combinations:

Scoring Details
15 Count    1H,7S,7D    6
Pairs       1H,1S,1D    8
Straights               0
Jack                    0
Flush                   0
Total                   14
  • Why the negative votes? These links will help people with difficult scoring questions.
    – raider33
    Dec 28 '13 at 21:20

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