Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for score-keeping, the eponymous crib, box, or kitty, a separate hand counting for the dealer - two distinct scoring stages (the play and the show) and a unique scoring system including points for groups of cards that total fifteen.
It has been characterised as "Britain's national card game" and the only one legally playable on licensed premises (pubs and clubs) without requiring local authority permission.
The game has relatively few rules yet yields endless subtleties during play. Tactical play varies, depending on which cards the opponent has played, assessing how many cards in the remaining deck of forty cards will help the hand you hold, and one's position on the board.
Many games are decided by just a single digit points margin, with the edge going to the experienced players who understand the odds and their position on the board. Luck-of-the-deal and the cut plays a role in the outcome of games, but over time experienced players will have an edge over novices.
The Bicycle Cribbage game includes rules, a three-track patriotic themed score board and pegs. Does not include cards. Cribbage is a quick and challenging game of strategy, tactics and counting that makes a great brain tease for growing minds.