MeggieSoft Games Cribbage is a comprehensive two-player implementation supporting the Five, Six, and Seven Card versions. Play against an online opponent or against your computer. Cribbage has a rich user interface and many customizable graphic, sound (including MIDI music and speech output), rule and scoring options. Six different computer opponent skill levels are available for when you are unable to get online, or just want to practice privately.
Cribbage is played with a standard 52-card deck. The game involves the discarding of two cards by each player and then playing the cards with the object of scoring points for completing combinations (15, 31, pairs, sequences, and flushes), and for acheving other scoreable situations. When the cards have been played, the players retrieve their played cards and score further points for combinations of the cards held. The dealer also scores for the Crib (the initially discarded cards). Successive rounds are dealt and played until one player has reached the points goal of the game (61, 121, or 181 points, depending upon the deal size). Cribbage supports the Cuthroat Cribbage (Muggins) variation, and additional rule and scoring options.
The user interface, common to all MeggieSoft Games, supports both point-and-click and drag-and-drop mouse operations. Features include: realistic animated card movement; right-click pop-up menus; a hint facility; a tutorial; automatic play; automatic save and restore of partly finished games; multiple-user scoreboards; a clean and uncluttered main window; status-bar shortcut buttons; and fully customizable main display font and wallpaper effects for the table and playing mat, and the card backs.