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Cribbage -- the adventure continues

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by DyePack, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Got out the ancient computer game tonight.

    Did OK, although I was a little rusty on the computer's tricks. I did steal one game, though, after trailing the whole way.
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    My dad and brothers love the game. I never played. Don't understand it.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Learning it can be a bitch. The computer is very unforgiving, so the first couple of matches were not good.

    You just have to condition yourself to compromise between keeping a good hand for yourself and giving your opponent opportunities.

    The computer still nails me in the course of open play, but I generally build better hands.
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Also, don't try to learn at Yahoo or the other game sites. People set asinine time limits for playing a card.

    The person who created the version I use said anyone who's over .500 against the computer after 100 games should write him. I think he may have an inflated opinion because I'm running above .500, and I'm sure expert players could do the same. I even have a small lead in total points, and that's after getting absolutely pasted when I was learning the game.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Great game.
  6. Kato

    Kato Well-Known Member

    Cribbage is one of my favorite card games (maybe it's a Wisconsin thing). My grandma taught me how to play when I was young. My friends and I were on a getaway a lake cabin in northern Minnesota last summer and spent hours sitting on the deck, drinking beers, bullshitting and playing cribbage. That was a good day.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Played cribbage with my mother every damn night for a year when I was in about the 8th grade.
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