Play the classic card game cribbage with your grandpa!

Cribbage With Grandpas is a relaxing and delightful game you'll love curling up with. It features a grandpa creator which you use to create a grandpa and select what personality they should have (grumpy, silly, sweet, etc.). You can create multiple grandpas with different difficulty and conversational settings for every mood.

Cribbage is a pre-existing card game that was created in the 1600's known for it's unique wooden board and scoring system. It's a remarkable game that combines chance and skill that can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Don't worry if you don't know the rules - the grandpas will teach you!

- Create the grandpa of your choice from a selection of over 200 different parts!
- Several levels of difficulty for the beginner to the expert cribbage player to choose from!
- Hundreds of lines of dialogue to help your grandpa's personality come alive!
- Share photos of your grandpa on facebook and twitter!
- Plenty of different environments and snacks, each with charming sonic accompaniment!

What other people have been saying about Cribbage With Grandpas:

"It’s a well-designed mobile card game, but the real stars are still the grandpas. Grandpa looks down at his cards while thinking, then back up at you when talking. He falls asleep when you take too long to play. He makes little rhymes while counting his crib. He brings the game to life in ways a username on a background never could. We couldn’t have cared less about cribbage before, but now we love Cribbage With Grandpas."
- Jillian Werner, GameZebo

"I feel disproportionately happy that this exists." - Willpie, MetaFilter

What's New

Version 1.5

Hello there! Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to us to give us your thoughts and feedback over the last several months! We've taken everything into account and made some changes to the game we hope you enjoy.

Muggins is a little known and optional rule in Cribbage that many of you may have grown up playing with. When scoring your cards if you happen to miss something and Muggins is turned on grandpa will steal those points! If you're looking for something to make the grandpas even more ruthless this mode is for you. Check your grandpa's personality page to enable it.

Grandpa Difficulty
The way difficulty works in our game is that lower difficulty settings mean the grandpas are less likely to select the best possible cards to play. We have never and would never let the game cheat for any reason. To address the concern what we've done is made the grandpa's easier across the board. If you were playing on the highest setting before however try bumping it up one more ;)

Low Card Goes First
Low card now deals first as per the American Cribbage Congress (don't mess with these guys). Thanks to everyone who pointed this out!

We've added a handy link to the official Cribbage rules accessible from the settings and pause menus.

iPhone X support
Play cribbage in full size on your schnazzy long skinny screen.

And a few more small tweaks and player requested changes that we think will make the game more enjoyable to play for new and returning players.

Thanks again for letting us know what you think! We really appreciate that you took the time to write to us and / or review our game.

Happy holidays from both of us at Cribbage With Grandpas!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Solid Title, But A Few Kinks...

A Non-Edgy Indie Gamer

I’ve had this game for nearly a year and usually had no complaints—there’s no goatees or full beards for your grandpa, but I can usually make that work. The gameplay is solid and intuitive, allowing you to watch how your grandpa scores and ask him for help—but thankfully it also allows you to skip that if you’re in a rush and Grandpa’s got a 14-point-hand. In short, this game does a great job of teaching you Cribbage.

However, I did notice a major glitch recently—you cannot win when placing down cards at the beginning. I was one point away from victory, with one card in my hand. Grandpa played a nine, and lo and behold that was my card! I played it, my score moved to 121, and then nothing happened! I tapped on Grandpa, and he simply told me to select a card from my now-empty hand. I’d appreciate it if this was fixed.

Perfect! Want more like this!


Wonder app! Does exactly what it says on the tin. For a small price you get a clean looking game with no adverts. Highly customizable grandpas teach you to play cribbage and improve your game.

There is a tutorial grandpa who teaches you cribbage, then you get to make your own grandpas to play with.

I've built three: Grandpa Walton a beginner cribbage player; Grandpa Leonard (who looks just like my own late grandpa). An intermediate player; and grandpa Einstein an expert. You can even give them personality traits, so Grandpa Leonard is silly and tells jokes very like my own grandpa, while I made Grandpa Einstein intelligent and serious and he keeps talking about looking into the abyss or the probability of cribbage hands.

The only flaw is the algorithm might slight skew the cards grandpas with different levels of skill get dealt. It is not the only difference, Grandpa Walton definitely plays his hands badly too.

Love this game, made me very nostalgic for my grandpa and fun to play against the Einstein-lookalike I created. Would love other versions. I used to play gin rummy and Whist with my grandpa. Would also be fun to play board games like snakes and ladders or chess with grandpa. And don't forget about Grandma!

Perfect cribbage game

Best sleeper na

My experience with this app is that it is very stable, I've never encountered a bug. It is flexible in the difficulty that you would like, and the amount of customization options are numerous. You also get to pick on some personality sliders as well which gives a nice personal touch. On a personal note my grandpa died about 4 years ago and something that he loved doing with me was playing cribbage. So I went in and made my grandpa so now every time I want to be reminded of the games we played I open up this app and see my grandpa sitting across from me. He looks almost exactly like my real grandpa it's very sweet.


Less Than Three Interactive
38.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Less Than Three Interactive


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