CrossCribb Online League Play

March 26, 2012

CrossCribb Online League Play

Are you up for the challenge?  Are you ready to play some of the best CrossCribb players in the world?

Now is your chance!  We are starting the first ever CrossCribb league play at April 1st, 2012.  This will be a great opportunity for players to compete against others on a regular basis.  Enhance your CrossCribb skills or just demonstrate your superior CrossCribb knowledge as you compete in this friendly and competitive league.

For all the details visit

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Killer CrossCribb Suggestion

October 20, 2011

Killer CrossCribb Rule Suggestions from Nate.

I just received this email from Nate who has suggested some changes to the rules for Killer CrossCribb.  He makes some great points, so I decided to copy his email here.  Please let me know what you think!

Nate’s email —
okay… we played your Killer Cross Cribb version last night.

It’s where you can cover any one card on the board… and there can’t be two cards on that spot already.

So there is no crib in counting.

After playing it a couple of rounds… it makes total sense to just keep that option open until the last card played…. in turn
it causes a huge point swing on the last couple of cards which seems it is more luck then skill at that point.

Which I think is not good.

So here is my suggestion.

Each person can cover one card up during the round, but may not cover any card in which a row that is connecting is already completed (yours or opponents)

I think that adds total strategy instead of luck… if someone has a 4, 4, 5, 6 in a row you better cover up one of those cards
before they put the 5th card down. And I don’t think it would be fair if someone had 4, 4, 5, 6, 6 in a row because you didn’t pay attention
and then just cover up the 5 on one of your last cards and they only get 4 for that row.

If you never cover a card before the possibility’s end out;  you simply put the extra card off to the side like you would throwing it into a crib.

We went back to the original rules after the first game and played another 4 games last night.

hope all is well


Cribbage in the Field

July 22, 2011

The Walker Art Center’s free, family-friendly, all ages cribbage extravaganza. How cool is this?!?
Aug 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM

Facebook Page for Cribbage in the Field:

Open Field Blog:​/openfield2011/

Cribbageland Page:


Online CrossCribb Beta Version is Live!

July 7, 2010

Happy to let everyone know that you can now play CrossCribb online against anyone you would like.  Got a friend in another country?  No problem.  Just fire up your web browser and head over to and start a game!

The beta version of CrossCribb Online is available for two player games. However a computer opponent will be available soon as well as a 4 player version.

Directions to play:

2)Select the CrossCribb icon in the left hand menu
3)Scroll down until you can view the play now button and select it
4)Then select play now again if an additional button appears
5)You will need to create a user name and password
6)This is a Java based game – so you will need to load the Java program on your computer.  This may take a little time to download, but once you’ve got it the game plays very fast.
7)Wait for the game to load and then enter a lounge.
8)Within the lounge view the menu at top and select the game category in the left corner of screen.  From there select “Start New Game” and then select CrossCribb.  Currently the beta version only supports 2 player games.  So once you’ve selected the play options you will need to wait for about a minute to have someone join the game you’ve created.

Have fun and please let us know what you think!

Cross Cribb Online at

Cross Cribb Online at

CrossCribb Available on Soon

May 17, 2010

Great news.  We’ve formed a partnership with where CrossCribb will now be available to play online at and  Production of the online version of CrossCribb is underway and we expect it to be live by mid-summer (around August 1st).

Following you will find the entire press release: and Maynard’s, LLC form Partnership to Bring CrossCribb® Board Game Online, a fast growing online cribbage community catered towards revitalizing cribbage is bringing Maynard’s highly touted CrossCribb® game online.

Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2010 — CrossCribb® is a strategy board game that takes a traditional favorite, cribbage, and modifies the play to accommodate a unique twist of offensive and defensive competition. CrossCribb uses conventional cribbage scoring rules as you try to build five high scoring cribbage hands while simultaneously sabotaging your opponents’ hands. It’s an easy game to learn, but difficult to master.

“I am very excited to bring this innovative cribbage game to,” says Damien Blond the founder of eCribbage. “Players have been asking for CrossCribb for some time now, and they are thrilled to be getting their beloved 5 by 5 cribbage game at their favorite cribbage site. Adding CrossCribb to further distinguishes eCribbage as a haven for cribbage enthusiasts.”

eCribbage has recently surpassed 18,000 registered players and now hosts up to four tournaments a day covering its wide variety of cribbage games. CrossCribb will be added to the eCribbage tournament line-up to create an even more diverse tournament atmosphere. CrossCribb will also join the eCribbage Leagues further enhancing the new league play. The online version of CrossCribb® will be accessible through both and

“The community of cribbage fans Damien Blond has been able to bring together with is truly amazing. I’m excited about the opportunity to introduce CrossCribb to this community and provide an online version of CrossCribb for existing CrossCribb players. Also, after receiving numerous requests for a venue to play CrossCribb tournaments over the past fourteen years, I’m happy to announce that we will finally have one soon, at,” says Tony Nelson, Creator of CrossCribb and Owner of Maynard’s, LLC.

About eCribbage:

eCribbage is the leader in online cribbage gaming and boasts the largest collection of unique cribbage games available online. Its flagship games consist of Traditional Cribbage, Kings Cribbage, Crash Cribbage, Lowball Cribbage, Cribbage with Jokers, and now, CrossCribb. eCribbage is known for its friendly community and constant enhancements to the site, helping make it the perfect online cribbage experience. In order to promote friendly competition, eCribbage now hosts multiple daily tournaments.

eCribbage is free for anyone who wants to play, and also has a membership program for its enhanced features. Some of these features consist of: unlimited private messaging, high priority tournament registration, ability to play the advanced computer opponents, loads of statistics, top 10 player charts, personal records against other players and much more.

About CrossCribb®:

CrossCribb is a board game that uses conventional cribbage scoring and provides a challenging twist to the traditional favorite. Played on a game board with a 5 x 5 grid the objective is to build five high scoring cribbage hands while sabotaging your opponents’ hands simultaneously. The game accommodates 1 to 6 players and provides versatility, including numerous variations of play: CrossCribb 20:20, CrossCribb DoubleTrouble, and Killer CrossCribb. Developed in 1996, CrossCribb’s versatility and defensive play has generated a niche following of avid CrossCribb fanatics.

Visit or for more details.

Unlock CrossCribb PC Version For Free!

May 12, 2010

Just for you, a CrossCribb promotion! Get full access to the computer version of CrossCribb for free.  Play all levels of difficulty against the computer, play all variations with a generic password and code from Maynard’s, LLC.
If you enjoy the board game you will also enjoy the PC version of CrossCribb. You can play the computer in 3 different levels of difficulty as well as a variety of variations. This is a great way to enhance your CrossCribb skills or learn the basics.

CrossCribb – the computer version.

Send us an email that states “I’m a CrossCribb fanatic – give me the code!” for a generic registration code that will allow you to play all the CrossCribb variations available on the computer version.

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Cribbage Supply – great Internet store for all your cribbage needs.

July 22, 2009

Great online store, Cribbage Supply. They’ve been around since 2004 and offer a large selection of quality Cribbage Boards, Pegs and of course CrossCribb.  Originally in Virginia Beach next to the Navy base, Cribbage Supply is a family owned business now located in the Houston area of Texas.

They provide gift wrap service too!
You can reach them:
Toll-free at 1-877-MUGGINS (684-4467).

CrossCribb is the featured product at

February 27, 2009

The owner of just phoned to let me know they have had such positive feedback on the game CrossCribb they’ve made the game their featured product.

Northwoods Home is a site that has everything one could imagine to outfit a cabin up North.  Items from wildlife decor and rustic signs to mailbox covers and rustic bedding. 

But I’m most impressed with their quality selection of cribbage boards.  Not the largest selection, but great quality boards with a cabin feel.  They’ve got 2-track and 3-track cribbage boards as well as a travel board all made from quality wood.  Some options come with a variety of wildlife animals engraved within the boards.  Everything from a loon cribbage board to a moose and bear cribbage board.  If you’re looking to add a cribbage board to your cabin up North… this is the site to visit.
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Become a fan of CrossCribb on Facebook.

November 20, 2008

In an attempt to see how social networking works for an independent game I decided to create a facebook page for CrossCribb.  To my surprise the page generated 4 friends over night (including my mother and brother).  Not sure if CrossCribb will generate as many fans as Guitar Hero (327,457 fans) or Uno (311,325 fans)… but it least it will be an area where people can congregate and discuss their CrossCribb moments.

Check it out! Become a fan!

Gary’s Games and Hobbies in Seattle, WA is now selling CrossCribb.

October 1, 2008

I’m happy to inform those on the West Coast that Gary’s Games and Hobbies is now selling CrossCribb in both their brick-and-mortar store as well as on their web site.

Gary’s Games and Hobbies
8539 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-547-0960  fax

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