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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