Sunday, September 21, 2008

Shuffle up and deal... playing 75 years and counting...

From South Coast Today:

"DARTMOUTH — To this day, cribbage remains one of the most popular card games around, a way to pass the time and keep the mind active, helpful, too, when teaching children about counting.

Don Fafard has a strong love for cribbage, and has been playing the card game for 75 years, beginning when he was 15.

Now 90, Mr. Fafard plays once a week at the Acushnet Council on Aging.

"It's a fun game," he said. "You have to use your mind continuously."

The object of cribbage is to be the first player to score 121 points, using pegs to advance on a specially built game board dotted with holes for the pegs. The card game is usually played by two people.

"It keeps your mind alert," said Mr. Fafard. "Cribbage people are very sharp people because they've got to figure out situations all the time.""

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