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Game Rules

Cribbage is a card game for 2 to 4 players that involves making combinations of cards to score points.

  1. Deal: Each player is dealt 6 cards.
  2. Crib: Each player chooses 2 cards to place in a shared area called the crib.
  3. Cut: A card is randomly selected as the “cut” card.
  4. Play: Players take turns playing cards from their hands and trying to make combinations that score points.
  5. Points: Points are scored for combinations such as pairs, runs, and fifteens.
  6. Crib Points: Points are also scored for combinations in the crib at the end of the play.
  7. Winning: The first player to reach 121 points wins.

Note: There are many variations of scoring combinations in Cribbage, but the above rules provide a basic overview of how the game is played.

Please visit our Cribbage rules page for a more comprehensive summary of the rules and how to play Cribbage.


Scoring in Cribbage involves adding up points based on different combinations of cards. Here is a full list of common scoring combinations in Cribbage:

  1. Fifteens: 2 points for each combination of cards that add up to 15.
  2. Pairs: 2 points for each pair of cards of the same rank.
  3. Runs: 3 points for each run of 3 or more cards in sequence.
  4. Flush: 4 points if all of the cards in the player’s hand or in the crib are of the same suit.
  5. Nobs: 1 point if a player has a jack of the same suit as the cut card.
  6. Triplets: 6 points for each set of three cards of the same rank.
  7. Four of a Kind: 12 points for each set of four cards of the same rank.
  8. Five-card Flush in Hand: 5 points for a flush of five cards in the player’s hand, but not in the crib.
  9. Five-card Flush in Crib: 5 points for a flush of five cards in the crib.

Note: These are the most common scoring combinations in Cribbage.