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  • Yes. It's really not that complicated. Like most any other game, it just takes some getting used to that's all. Hope you can enjoy it one day. It's a good way to pass time and socialize with others. :-)
  • Only comment I have is that I too used to play cribbage with my Dad, and now I wouldnt have the foggiest where to start or how to play! Good luck!
  • I love that game and I own it still. I have taught many of my friends how to play it too! Which parts of the game rules are you having trouble with, the points system, the kitty, being skunked, etc?
  • it might take a while to explain without you here, but here it goes in my attempt at laymans terms 2-player rules: deal six cards a piece. dealer gets the "kitty" (extra hand at the end of a round) the kitty consists of two cards you discard into it and two cards from your opponent. (you lay them all face down and can't look at them until the end of the round. after your discard your two cards for the kitty and so has your opponent, cut the deck and have your opponent flip the card up (if its a jack, your opponent gets one point) The next part is where you get to play "actively" for points with the cards in your hand. The non-dealer (your opponent) lays down a card first, and then you do. this goes on until you or your opponent reach a total of 31. you can't go over this number when adding your cards up as you play. (for example if the total is 27 and you only have cards 5 or higher) if that happens you say go (and the person who laid the last card gets a point and if they make it add up to 31, then they get 2 points) After 31 or a number close to that is reached, you start back at zero for the active total and repeat until you both use up the four cards you have in each of your hands. This is where you add up the number of points in your hand. (remember you may use the flipped up card when counting up points!) After counting up your hands and moving the appropriate number of holes, the current dealer now gets to see their kitty. This is their extra hand for points to move. After that your opponent gathers the cards and begins the process over again. This happens until someone gets to the finish line. Point system: One combination of cards that add up to fifteen: 2 points One pair: 2 points Three in a row straight (ex: 4, 5, 6): 3 points, for the first three and one point more for each extra number in a straight (ex: 3,4,5,6,7) would equal 5 points 3 of a kind: 6 points 4 of a kind: 12 points *Face cards are worth 10 when adding them up in the active round of points and are worth 10 when adding up the cards to make a combination of 15* I hope this helps and don't be afriad to ask me to clarify anything!
  • I find with crib you have to play it to learn. But then, I'm not big at following instructions. I haven't played it in a few years but it comes back to you. Just like riding a bike.

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