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By Trivial Technology

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Catch the crib! Score 121 points first, and you win the game! With fluid action, this game is intuitive and easy to play for both novice and experienced players.

Don’t know how to play? Cribbage provides help at every step of the way. Use the hand explanations, and hints to improve your skill and strategy. If you’re unsure how a hand was scored, use the “Explain” button to get a breakdown of the hand’s score.

Cribbage was invented in the early 1600’s and derives from an even earlier game called Noddy. Immortalized in Charles Dickens’ the “Old Curiosity Shop”, it is the only game you can play in an English pub for money!

Cribbage is a card game for two players that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations. The cribbage board is for score keeping. The crib is a separate hand count for the dealer. There are two distinct scoring stages (the play and the show). Players take turns playing out their hands, scoring the most points they can. The first to earn 121 points wins!

Cribbage supports single player and includes 4 levels of difficulty, including an expert level for advanced players. Play the way you want! Count your own cards! Play muggins! Steal missed points from your opponent! With 3 speed levels, optional sounds effects, customizable cards, board and backgrounds, Cribbage HD will keep you endlessly entertained.

Cribbage HD Features

• Single Player Games (with Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert opponents)
• Choose between 8 vibrant background choices and 3 distinct peg boards
• Automatic or manual card counting
• Muggins option
• Explanation features for a detailed breakdown of each hand’s points
• Hints for discards and play

What's New in Version 3.0.1

Thanks for the great feedback! This update fixes small issues reported by our users.


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Customer Reviews

Good, but needs improvement.

I play against the computer only. At this point, I have about 200 games on this machine at the expert level. My win ratio is 57% with 13 skunks to 7. My highest point hand is a 24, which I’ve gotten twice in 200 games.

That is not true of the computer. Many games with the computer starts generally with a 20 or 24 on the first street….or a high hand to catch up on the third street. Uncanny luck? Not over 200 games. There is an obvious weighting toward “The House”. My wins normally involve very good pegging. The way I best the computer is generally through play, not cribs or cards retained for counting.

So….is it a good game? It’s probably the best of the lot on the MacBook. Other games are more clearly in favor of the House. But it still isn’t random and it isn’t “fair”. One of these days, a company is going to have a fully randomized game and I’ll buy it. Until then, this is the one I brung to the dance.

Probably the Best...Maybe

The last part of this review was done in May of 2014. Since then I’ve had problems with this game. At least several times a week the game causes my MacBook Pro to crash while playing the game. My computer also runs very hot while playing the game though not as hot as Angry Birds but hot. Probably what is causing the crashing. Cards are too small and still no may to change your mind when last card goes into the crib. Down graded to 3 stars due to crashing issues.

Finally did the OSX upgrade and got the new improved game. It’s still probably the best cribbage game out there. Only 4 stars becasue I lost all of my old stats. Years worth. Another card game I have kept my stats after the OSX upgrade. Also years worth. Just sayin’.

I love it.

It is not perfect. When I make a mistake counting and ask for the explanaiton it showes me the worng hand. that is if I am counting the crib it may show me my hand or so on. I have not tried to play on line. but i can play a game in ten or twelve minutes if I am in a hurry and that's fine by me. No one in my house will play cribbige and I am happy for this game. I have never had a problem with it crashing like other users. I am not a teck but I might sudjest deleating and reinstalling the game. I like it. some times I feel like it cheats but I still usualy can beat the computer on the hardest level.

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Sep 16, 2013
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Size: 18.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Trivial Technology

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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