In this Instructable I will tell you the basics of how to play cribbage. To start off you will need a deck of cards and a cribbage board which both of them can be found at your local walmart for less than 15 dollars.
Object of Game
The object of the game is to score 121 points which are pegged on the board by points in your hands. Each hand determines how many points you will have which we will get into later in this Instructable.
Description of Cribbage board
A standard cribbage board usually comes with 3 different colors on the face of it with 121 holes in each color. It also contains three pegs of each color which are kept in the back of the board in a small compartment. A peg is used to keep track of the points that you have scored throughout the duration of the game.
Step 1: The Basics
To play a game of cribbage you need atleast two people but can have three or four people. Here are some guidelines which will depend on the number of people that are playing:
1. Two people: the dealer deals six cards each (pictured below)
2. Three people: the dealer deals five cards each and then one off to the side (pictured below)
3. Four people: the dealer deals five cards each sitting opposite each other (pictured below)
To determine who deals first set the full deck of cards in front of everyone and then everyone cuts from the same deck. Whoever cuts the lowest card wins the deal first. This is very important when it gets to the end of the game which I will discuss with you later. The dealer also changes people every time a new hand is dealt.
You don't necessarily have to put them in order but I always find it easier to count the points in my hand when I do.