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Crib Boards & Games
Did you know that 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".
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.
The game has relatively few rules yet yields endless subtleties during play. Tactical play varies, depending on which cards the opponent has played, assessing how many cards in the remaining deck of forty cards will help the hand you hold, and one's position on the board. Many games are decided by just a single digit points margin, with the edge going to the experienced players who understand the odds and their position on the board.
Luck-of-the-deal and the cut plays a role in the outcome of games, but over time experienced players will have an edge over novices.
The Game of Crokinole
Did you know that the earliest known crokinole board was made by craftsman Eckhardt Wettlaufer in 1876 in Perth County, Ontari! It is said Wettlaufer crafted the board as a fifth birthday present for his son Adam, which is now part of the collection at the Joseph Schneider Haus, a national historic site in Kitchener, Ontario, with a focus on Germanic folk art.
Crokinole is most commonly played by two players, or by four players in teams of two, with partners sitting across the board from each other. Players take turns flicking their discs from the outer edge of their quadrant of the board onto the playfield. Shooting is usually done by flicking the disc with a finger, though sometimes small cue sticks may be used. If there are any enemy discs on the board, a player must make contact, directly or indirectly, with an enemy disc during the shot. If unsuccessful, the shot disc is "fouled" and removed from the board, along with any of the player's other discs that were moved during the shot.
Fastrack & Sling Puck
Tock (also known as Tuck in some English parts of Quebec and Atlantic Canada) is a board game, similar to Ludo, Aggravation or Sorry!, in which players race their four tokens (or marbles) around the game board from start to finish—the objective being to be the first to take all of one's tokens "home". Like Sorry!, it is played with playing cards rather than dice.
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