I'm teaching my son to play cribbage.

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I'm teaching my son to play cribbage.

#1  Postby The_Metatron » Jun 11, 2012 7:02 pm

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We're going to be playing a few games open handed, so he can learn the rules and strategy, while honing his arithmetic skills. Then, we'll play for real, and I will ruthlessly take points he fails to count.

That board is interesting. It was made by a company in my hometown that no longer exists. But, for a time, they recovered sunken virgin timber logs from Lake Superior, dried them, and sawed them into hardwood lumber, the likes of which simply isn't available any more. That cribbage board is probably three hundred year old maple.

Cool, eh?
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Re: I'm teaching my son to play cribbage.

#2  Postby Ironclad » Jun 11, 2012 7:05 pm

15 -2, 15 -4, 2 for a pair & one for his knob. 7 :D

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#3  Postby Mazille » Jun 11, 2012 7:08 pm

What in the fuck is that?
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#4  Postby The_Metatron » Jun 11, 2012 7:08 pm

My Dad and I would play this for hours on end. Telling stories.

The best of times.
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#5  Postby Scarlett » Jun 11, 2012 7:08 pm

Mazille wrote:What in the fuck is that?


:this:
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#6  Postby Ironclad » Jun 11, 2012 7:09 pm

An awesome card game, the board and matchsticks are counters.
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#7  Postby The_Metatron » Jun 11, 2012 7:11 pm

Here you go. Cribbage.
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#8  Postby Scarlett » Jun 11, 2012 7:16 pm

The_Metatron wrote:Here you go. Cribbage.


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#9  Postby Onyx8 » Jun 11, 2012 8:18 pm

I taught my son when he was eight and we played avidly for a few weeks. He became a perfectly worthy opponent. He was a complete junky for it, we had to continue in the truck on the way to school for instance and when I was doing the dishes, but once he 'got it' typically he was no longer interested. :waah:

I loved that game when I was a kid and ever since, but I couldn't get him to play it now to save his life.

Frigging 'smart' kids. :nono:
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#10  Postby chaggle » Jun 11, 2012 9:35 pm

One for his knob!! :scratch:

Well that's what they say around here... :?
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#11  Postby Macdoc » Jun 11, 2012 9:41 pm

The jack. ( likely from His Nibs. )

Good game - played and still do with fishing buddy - decent amount of skill involved to make it interesting.

We also play a reverse version where forcing opponent into more points is the goal and first to the end loses.
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#12  Postby Ironclad » Jun 11, 2012 9:47 pm

chaggle wrote:One for his knob!! :scratch:

Well that's what they say around here... :?


In my games 'his knob' (actually nob) was always the Jack Spades, the rules state the Jack of whatever the opening cards suit was.
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#13  Postby Ironclad » Jun 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Oh, and a nob is slanguage for a toff, a posh git. Nob(ility).
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#14  Postby z8000783 » Jun 12, 2012 5:42 am

A great game to teach a kid for all sorts of reasons.

Good idea.

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#15  Postby Matt8819 » Jun 12, 2012 5:44 am

15-2, 15-4, the rest don't score, your mothers a whore?
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#16  Postby z8000783 » Jun 12, 2012 5:45 am

I don't remember ever saying that. :scratch:

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#17  Postby Onyx8 » Jun 12, 2012 6:49 am

I definitely thought it a couple times though.
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#18  Postby z8000783 » Jun 12, 2012 6:52 am

I never knew my opponents' Mothers that well.

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#19  Postby RobM » Jun 12, 2012 6:54 am

Nineteen!!
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#20  Postby Onyx8 » Jun 12, 2012 6:55 am

z8000783 wrote:I never knew my opponents' Mothers that well.

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We're talking about playing with our son...?
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