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Chicago Cribbage

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  • An exciting twist to the traditional game of cribbage
  • Cared deck is illustrated with 1930s art-deco gangster theme
  • Each player has their own cribbage board for scoring
  • Cribbage played Chicago style
  • For 2-4 players
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 8.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0015UVMJM
  • Item model number: 31001
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,433 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Make cribbage more fun - Make it Chicago Style! An exciting twist to the traditional game of cribbage, where players can steal cribs, stall their opponents, trade hands, or even demand a re-cut. The c

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Make Cribbage More Fun - Make it Chicago style. An exciting twist to the traditional game of cribbage, where players can steal cribs, stall their opponents, trade hands, or even demand a re-cut. The card deck is illustrated with a 1930s art-deco gangster theme. Game requires players to have their own cribbage board for scoring.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PDOwen3 on March 27, 2011
Chicago Cribbage is a 2007 title by Outset Media for two to four players. It requires a cribbage board (not provided) and familiarity with the traditional game of cribbage. It comes with its own deck of conventional playing cards plus 28 "Chicago Cards" that modify the game of cribbage. In a sense, Chicago Cribbage can really be thought of as a "cribbage expansion" deck.

[Since Chicago Cribbage is intended for players already familiar with cribbage, I refer to standard cribbage terms and rules without definition in this review.]

And a rather handsomely printed deck of cards it is, too. The playing cards that come with Chicago Cribbage are designed with a font and art deco style reminiscent of 1920s and 30s Chicago. The face cards and aces feature mob characters and icons representing the period. Overall the game presents a rather nice look and feel just in the conventional deck of cards itself.

The real innovation in the game comes in the form of the additional "Chicago cards," which add a new dimension to the familiar game of cribbage. Each player starts with a fixed set of seven Chicago cards, each of which may be used only once in the course of the entire cribbage game. There are two opportunities during a hand of cribbage where a Chicago card can be put into play. The first is immediately after the deal (before players place cards in the crib), at which point any player may play a "Deal Again" card. The second opportunity comes immediately after the cut (when the "starter" card is revealed but before any play starts), at which point a player may play one of any of the other possible Chicago cards - "Cut Again," "Trade Hands," "No Fifteens," or "Reverse Counting.
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