Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Want some cribbage with that?

Totally Useless Fact for Today:

The first written usage of the English word "sandwich" appeared in Edward Gibbon's journal, in longhand, referring to "bits of cold meat" as a 'Sandwich'. It was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat, although he was neither the inventor nor sustainer of the food. It is said that

Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.

Thanks to Frugal Mom in Maryland

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cribbage and Chocolate...

Some people say that chocolate is like coffee in that it helps your mental acuity. Well, I don't know, but we can't take the chance that they are wrong when we need all our mental prowess to excel at cribbage, right? So, I was looking for chocolate online and came across Blog Chocolate, which basically did nothing for my cribbage game but did make me laugh pretty hard.

Check it out HERE.

Facebook message to the members of eCribbage.com...

From Damien Blond:

Subject: Manual Count Cribbage

Hey cribbage lovers, so on eCribbage.com today, we released a beta version of "Manual Count Cribbage"
If you get a chance, please try it out.
In this game you count your own pegs and hands, and if you over count, your opponent automatically gets the points you messed up.
Best Regards,

To Try it out go to eCribbage.com!

Happy pegging,

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cribbage and Exhaustion...

From Musings of a Crazed Belle:

"I was almost drowsing off while J and I were playing cribbage, good Lord, what was wrong with me? Cribbage always keeps me awake. If nothing else his good natured teasing keeps me awake. "

Full post here

My Proof I beat Dave at Cribbage...

From the Evil Queen of Fur: seen here on flickr

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.""

Full article

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Momma loves these 13 cribbage boards...

From The Momma Loves Gringo:

Thirteen Things about the momma’s cribbage board collection: See this board and the other twelve at this link.

90 and still going...

From This is My Reality:

"I'd just like to tell my grampa: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Congratulations! And may it be a day filled with love, laughter, and lots of games of cribbage, a whole table full of cheese cubes, and a whole cooler of cold beer!"

Full post... and a poem...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cribbage and RAGE...

From Tonyiasblog:

"The moon was risen, and beautiful, over the lake. We looked forward to seeing it Saturday evening. But it began to rain late Saturday afternoon, with the attendant clouds. No moon at all to be seen through the clouds.

And yet, we had a great time. When we couldn't be outside, we played cards and listened to the iPod. We played cribbage, we played RAGE. I am the RAGE champion. Three out of three games. (We won't discuss cribbage...)"

Full post here

eCribbage.com Releases "Cribbage with Jokers"

From eCribbage.com:

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2008 -- Cribbage with Jokers takes the classic game of traditional cribbage and adds a unique strategic twist that will captivate any cribbage player. Choose from 2 to 4 jokers, insert them into the deck, shuffle them up, and you have a whole new cribbage experience.

The rules of Cribbage with Jokers are quite simple:
When playing a joker in the pegging round, it is treated as a true wild card, and can be played as any card in the deck. This allows for five of a kind hands as well as flushes with two or more of the same card. This also provides limitless possibilities with jokers in the crib or as the cut card.

Full article at emediawire.com

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another eCribbage lover...

From KenWorster.com:

"Recently, I found the site ecribbage.com. A guy by the name of Damien Blond has written a Java client to play cribbage with other folks over the internet. You can also play King’s Cribbage, which is a cross between cribbage and scrabble. The other people that play there are friendly, and Damien has been constantly expanding/improving the application. Jen and I have played a few times, her on her computer and me on mine. It works ok over a dialup connection, but I’m anxiously awaiting DSL (hopefully before snow) to take the pain out of this and other Internet experiences."

Full post

Saturday Morning - Approx. 2:00 am

From Dream Silently:

"We made back to the hotel in one piece… still buzzed and starting to slow down. My feet were killing me. A and B retired, leaving 4 of us in the hotel lobby, continuing to drink and playing rummy after a failed attempt to teach cribbage to me. There was an old woman, which Z described best as someone who walked out of an 80s music video, muttering and talking out loud to herself. It seemed like she was trying to speak to us… but we’re over in the other sitting area with our backs to her.

A few minutes later, she disappears and then somehow she’s behind Z and me. She comes up to us and asks, “Are you staying in this hotel?”"

Full post...

How to de-odor a skunky dog...

From Scratchings and Sniffings:

"My cribbage playing friend Jeff has a unique business called "Skunk Busters" with an interesting tag line, something like, "If the stink's too bad for you, give me a call." In fact, Phil has a promotional Skunk Buster coffee cup he won from Jeff in a cribbage game. Didn't do Alice much good this time around."

Full post

Grandpa the wiseass cribbage player...

From Poking and Peaking:

"But I think it was because Grandpa seemed the most, well, human. He was one of us, really. He said "damn" a lot. Like, a lot, to the point where my parents just gave up on us hearing it. When I played Cribbage with him, he would mutter "Oh, you got another damn point, do ya?"

He laughed a lot, almost all the time, and it was real, a mixture of scratch and loose liquid and a priceless sense of wiseass that he helped me forge even when I could barely talk. "

Full post

Cribbage player wins $452,086.50 in poker tournament...

From PokerStarBlog:

"He learned poker playing around his grandmother’s table, and got his love of games at a young age from his Uncle Francis, who taught him chess, cribbage and other card games. He passed that love of games along to his children, who all play poker. “My son Michael is actually a very good player (again – just recreationally) and has taught me a few things. My daughter was at my side during the final four hours and the boys were following online at the same time.”"

Full post here

Blog o cribbage player...

From Blog o Blog o Blog:

"This past Christmas Jenny’s (ma gurrlfriend’s) mom got me a gorgeous hand-carved wooden cribbage board. It came in its own specialty carrying case with different coloured wooden pegs, and has a compartment inside of it with enough room for two decks of cards, the game pieces, and a pen - if need be.

I was a big fan of the game before Christmas, but Mrs. Andrews had no way of knowing that, she just knows that I love any sort of game no matter what type, and just happened to find this fantastic crib board at a local art sale. It was impossible for her to have known the immediate and massive impact the game would have on my spare time, especially during the next semester of school."

Full post here.

Cool cribbage board for sale...

From etsy.com:

Check out this nifty cribbage board!

Buy the board at this link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9339030

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cribbage tournament results from eCribbage.com

From Damien Blond at eCribbage.com:

Thrashing Andy...

From WizIDm:

"When we got home I taught Andy how to play cribbage. I had some of the most incredible hands and was just thrashing him, but somehow he started coming back. Quick thinking on my part saved the day. “Oh, did I forget to mention that once you’ve got over 100 points you also get to count tens?”..."

Full post here.

Hand-made cribbage board...

Found this on blip tv:

"Rob Foley displays the cribbage board his grandfather made and inlayed hand carved dolphin and whale shaped haddock napes."

original link here