Holiday time is family time! Instead of hovering around the television this year, why not break out a deck of cards and have some old-fashioned fun! This holiday, start a family tradition and teach your kids the age-old game of Cribbage. Don’t know how to play? Not a problem, just check out Bicycle online for the rules!
Cribbage is one of the best two-hand games – and one of the oldest as it dates as far back as the seventeenth century. Cribbage evolved from an earlier English game called “Noddy”. Rather than keeping score with a pencil and paper, a Cribbage board is used for scoring. Bicycle sent me a real wooden Cribbage board with 3 coloured tracks with holes to accommodate the pegs. Cribbage is a fast-moving game and the board and pegs help to reduce errors in scoring. How novel!
Bicycle also offers extra sets of wooden Cribbage board pegs so that you will always have a backup should a piece go missing. The pegs are sturdy and designed to fit snugly into the Bicycle wooden Cribbage board.
Cribbage wouldn’t be Cribbage without playing cards so I was also sent a pair of red and blue Bicycle standard poker decks. Bicycle brand playing cards are known for quality, heritage and bringing people together for generations. They have been a art of household gaming since 1885, no wonder when I think of playing cards I immediately picture the Bicycle brand cards! Every Bicycle brand playing card is crafted for quality so you can trust their cards hand after hand.
A problem I often encounter when playing cards with others is an inability (theirs, not mine) to shuffle the deck of cards properly. It can be quite painful to watch someone struggle to slowly shuffle a deck of cards, only to find that it has been poorly done when you do start to play again. Bicycle has taken care of that with the Bicycle brand card shuffler. Use it to speed up your card games and forget accusations of foul play with its professional shuffle. The card shuffler is perfect for one or two deck games. You just cut the deck, place each half in the shuffler, press the lever and you will have a perfectly shuffled deck each and every time!
Since Cribbage is best played with two players it is perfect for Mom and Dad to play Christmas eve after putting out all the gifts under the tree, but it can also be played as a team with four players so the whole family can get in on the action!
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win the ultimate Cribbage package including a Wooden Cribbage board, wooden Cribbage board pegs, a pair of red and blue Bicycle standard poker decks and a card shuffler! Giveaway ends on January 3rd, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.