“Fifteen for two, fifteen for four and a pair for six.” Have you ever overheard someone counting cards in cribbage and wondered what it’s all about?
Cribbage was created by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century. It was immortalized by Charles Dickens in The Old Curiosity Shop and has been a popular pastime among American submariners since WWII. It is played with a pegging board and cards and is the only game you can play for money in an English pub!
Recently twenty new players attended a Learn to Play Cribbage class at the Dillsburg Area Public Library. As a result, a new Cribbage Club has been formed. On the third Thursday of each month the group will get together at the library to face off with new opponents and sharpen their cribbage skills.
If you would like to learn cribbage the library will be holding small group tutorial sessions on Thursday April 16 and May 21 from 5-6:30 PM. Space is limited so call or stop by the library to enroll in a tutorial or the club.