In the game of Cribbage, which card combinations are required to score 29 points in hand in the game of cribbage? If there are multiple, please list in decending order.
The only hand that will score a 29 consists of all four 5s and the Jack of nobs.
The scoring of this hand is nicely broken down in this Cribbage Corner post:
We score the 29 hand in the same way as any other: taking 15s first, then pairs, runs, flushes and nobs.
First count 15s. The Jack makes 15 with each of the 5s, that's 4 15s. Also, there are 4 ways of choosing three different 5s to make additional 15s. That's 8 in total, for 16 points.
Then pairs: there are 6 different pairs of 5s, for another 12 points. That's 28 so far.
There are no runs or flushes, so the Jack of nobs gives us a final point for 29.