Cribbage is a two-player card game that can be learned quickly, but provides great opportunity for strategic and skillful play. For scoring, the game uses a Cribbage board consisting of a series of small holes, arranged in groups of five, and two pegs per player. The object of the game is to reach 121 points before your opponent does so.
The following Cribbage books include instruction books, strategy guides, tutorials, and more:
Featured Cribbage Books
- Fun with Cribbage
Sure, sure, the best way to have Fun with Cribbage is to find an opponent and play. But this collection of challenging puzzles, hilarious stories, and fascinating quizzes is almost as much fun. It's the perfect book to bring out when your favorite opponent is missing in action. And a great gift for any cribbage player. By Dan Barlow.
- How To Cheat At Cribbage
This short tongue-in-cheek novelty book describes thirty-one techniques for cheating in a four-handed game of Cribbage. Interspersed throughout are appropriate quotations from the plays of William Shakespeare, just to give it some class. A wonderful little gift for any Cribbage player who has a sense of humor--or needs one. By Jeffrey Haseltine.
- Cribbage: How To Play and Win
One of the standard works on cribbage, widely played and increasingly popular all over the world. This guide to Cribbage first introduces the game to those who have never played, then explains its intricacies to more experienced players and gives advice for improving the chances of winning. The book describes the six-card and five-card games in detail and shows numerous card combinations. By Frank Buttler.
- Cribbage for Experts ... And Future Experts
Your opponent always gets better cards than you do? Then your only hope is to outpeg her in the play of the hand. Dan Barlow, former National Open Tournament champion shows you how, with detailed strategies for the opening lead, the endgame, and everything between, all in reader-friendly conversational style. Regardless of your cribbage skill, if you're interested in improving, you shouldn't miss this gem. By Dan Barlow.
- Miracles on 4th Street: A Quiz Book for Cribbage Fanatics
A book for those who take their cribbage seriously. More than 100 problems to solve, from Dan Barlow, former National Open Cribbage Tournament Champion. You're playing in the last hand of the last game of the tournament. The World Championship of cribbage is on the line. Can you handle the pressure? We give you the position and your cards. You decide the play. Too often cribbage players fall asleep on 4th Street, and too often they pay the price. In a realm where strategies can shift dramatically with the play of each card, you must remain con-stantly alert. The purpose of this book is to encourage the thought processes that lead to success on 4th Street.
- Play Winning Cribbage
This book covers basic discarding and pegging technique, as well as more complicated endgame and psychological concepts. It's attractively illustrated, and includes discard tables and other statistics, as well as some "color" material on cribbage history and tournament play.
- Cribbage Boards 1863-1998
Enjoyed since Sir John Suckling invented this popular card game in the early 1600s, cribbage is examined here in full-color photos and engaging text. Over 350 color photographs enliven the discussion, displaying many appealing styles and variations. Cribbage boards of war and peace, with 61 and 121 point scoring, and on which pegs follow the straight and narrow or meander across the board in innovative street designs all are featured here. Also a history of the game and of the American companies that have produced cribbage boards such as H. Baron Co., E.S. Lowe, Milton Bradley, and Whitman Publishing is provided. Pictured and discussed are boards created from exotic materials including ivory and bone, and methods for determining the age of heirloom boards. Rounding out the presentation are cribbage board values and an extensive bibliography. A must for card game lovers, gamblers, and collectors alike.
Note: You may also want to consider investing in a general Card Games Rule Book, which contains rules for Cribbage as well as numerous other card games.