A Conversation for Cribbage - the Card Game

is 29 really the highest

Post 1

pi3pt141something

my highest hand is 28 , ive heard rumours 29 is the highest but ive never seen it, i think it is a myth perpetuated to keep us playing, surely the cribbage god would be more benevolent and deal it a bit more often. has anyone ever received a 29 Hand??


is 29 really the highest

Post 2

uncendave

29 is possible but it is pretty unlikely. To do it, you would have to be dealt three fives and a jack. However, only one jack will do - it must be the one that is a different suit from your fives. That is pretty unlikely. Then, the fourth five must be turned up. That would give fifteen-eight for the jack and each five, fifteen-eight for the four fives, 12 for the 6 pairs of fives and one for his nob. Total is 29. I have been playing for more than 30 years and I've never seen one - but you live in hope!


is 29 really the highest

Post 3

AFTM-Jerry

Yes it is and believe it or not i have two in my 30 plus years of playing cribsmiley - ok.


is 29 really the highest

Post 4

ljcwuff

in uncendave's example, if the dealers hand is four 5's and a jack is cut(starter), what is the total points awarded to dealer for that hand? including 2 for his "nibs" and 28 for the hand, looks like 30 to me. i agree with 29 "in a hand" but 30 is possible?? just a thought.


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