Three Antique Cribbage Board Boxes

Lot #582. Three Antique Cribbage Board Boxes

Three Antique Cribbage Board Boxes.

Offered here are three antique Cribbage Board Boxes in Mahogany with colorful inlays,  circa 1890 to 1930; The largest Cribbage box opens to expose three internal storage compartments and several bone pegs; along with a deck of 52 playing cards.. All items are in good-to-very good condition.

Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points. Cribbage has several distinctive features: the cribbage board used for score-keeping, the eponymous crib or box (a separate hand counting for the dealer), two distinct scoring stages (the play and the show) and a unique scoring system including points for groups of cards that total fifteen. The Rules and other Cribbage facts and information can be found on the American Cribbage Congress web site:  http://www.cribbage.org/rules/

According to John Aubrey, cribbage was created by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century, as a derivation of the game “noddy.” While noddy has disappeared, crib has survived, virtually unchanged, as one of the most popular games in the English-speaking world. The objective of the game is to be the first player to score a target number of points, typically 61 or 121. Points are scored for card combinations that add up to fifteen, and for pairs, triples, quadruples, runs and flushes.

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