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Card deck | cribbage board:Cribbage

ca. 1945

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The game of cribbage is a card game in which a pegged board is used to keep track of the rapidly accumulating scores. The game became popular during the 17th century in England. The board is likely derived from an earlier dice game's score board; the rules are descended from an earlier English card game called Noddy. Cribbage is ideal for two, three, or four players and has remained steadily popular until the present day in both England and America. Cribbage is an "official" pastime among American submariners--the wardroom of the oldest submarine in the fleet carries Rear Admiral Dick O'Kane's personal cribbage board onboard, and upon decommissioning it is transferred to the next oldest boat. O'Kane was one of the most famous and respected American Submarine officers, and a keen cribbage player.

A well-used travel cribbage set, in this example, provided hours of gaming fun for the donor.

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  • Title: Card deck | cribbage board:Cribbage
  • Date Created: ca. 1945
  • Subject Keywords: cribbage, card game
  • Type: Card Games
  • Medium: plastic, paper


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