Sunday, December 16, 2007

What's a pone?

From Notes From Basecamp

"I tried to learn how to play Cribbage today. For some reason it sounded like something we could figure out really quickly by reading the instructions that came with the game. We couldn't have been further from the truth. The instructions that came with the cards and board may as well have been written in a foreign language. The first sentence instructs the "pone" to start the play. We don't even know what the "pone" is...

While at Target chosing the game to play, we passed up the more familiar games for this one because of how long it has been around. Any game that's been around this long must be really good right?

It is said to have been invented in the early 1600's by an English poet. It is now the only card game that can legally be played for money in English pubs. Some sources say Cribbage is still one of the most popular games around and it played regularly all around Britain in pubs. Now I just need someone to teach me how to play."

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