beachbumbabs
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February 17th, 2018 at 11:30:41 AM permalink
I would like to know who's interested in a cribbage league from here, if anyone.

I propose we try a very simple online game. This link:

https://www.playok.com/en/cribbage/#

Leads to a free site, where the basic game can be played by 2 or 4, either as a guest, or sign up. There do not appear to be any ads. I watched a couple, played 3 with random users, it's very straightforward in play. You select 2 of 6 for the crib (alternate deal), play your hand, it auto-scores the laydown after play. First to 121 wins the game. Each game takes less than 5 minutes.

I didn't try any other sites, so if someone has a better one, please post it. I just Googled for this one, no ad link or anything involved.

I would suggest we sign up with user names that start WoV__(something resembling your name on here) so we can find each other, though it's a small site.

If you sign up, it keeps track of your master points, fwiw. But we could, with enough interest, have a round-Robin best of 3, 5, or 7 to determine each winner, report it here, track the overall progress. Give pairings a couple days to coordinate a time for their game. Run a small winner'a pool if people wanted.

Anybody want to try it?
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February 17th, 2018 at 4:09:20 PM permalink
I'm tempted but hate to add another thing to my plate.
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February 18th, 2018 at 8:17:47 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs



Anybody want to try it?



I am a definite maybe. I played cribbage as a tyke with my father, then as an adult I have one friend that plays. I don't think I've played in 10 years.
gordonm888
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February 18th, 2018 at 10:46:30 AM permalink
I would like to try it. I have played cribbage in the last few years and have found it to be a surprisingly complex and rich game and a lot of fun. I do not claim to be particularly good - I've lost more than half of the online games that I've played against live players.
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February 18th, 2018 at 11:00:39 AM permalink
Yes! Most of my gambling trips are actually to cribbage tournaments, including the world's largest cribbage tournament coming up next week. Hustling old-timer cribbage players is probably my best AP move at the moment.
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February 19th, 2018 at 3:38:41 AM permalink
I haven't played in so long ... put me down as a 'maybe' tho
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February 19th, 2018 at 8:16:10 AM permalink
Maybe here as well.
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February 19th, 2018 at 7:42:59 PM permalink
Excellent! I had thought the thread died a-borning.

Anyone who's interested, please sign up at the free site in the OP. If we find a better one, we can always move. Post here once you're a member, and we'll start scheduling some 2 day windows for head-to-head round robin matches.

Games only take 3 to 5 minutes with the computer scoring. I would like to suggest a best-of -7 to start, which at worst would take less than an hour. Luck in the deal can be a significant factor, so I really think it's worth not playing a single or even best of 3.

I would suggest the initial round of games be for no stakes. After people get used to the game, perhaps we can do a tournament pool for low stakes.

I am signed up and willing to make a date.
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March 1st, 2018 at 1:48:04 AM permalink
Blog entry on Cribbage in Data Genetics.
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March 2nd, 2018 at 6:18:40 PM permalink
Would love it. And if anyone wants to play non-league games I would be up for that. Used to play on gamecolony quite a bit if anyone wants to check their cribbage games

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