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  • Author:
    Dan Barlow
  • ISBN:
    0806943130
  • ISBN13:
    978-0806943138
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  • Publisher:
    Sterling (October 2000)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
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Play Cribbage to Win" is a fine introductory text, perhaps best thought of as a sampling of the concepts of skilful play that Barlow has written about in his previous books and articles.

Play Cribbage to Win" is a fine introductory text, perhaps best thought of as a sampling of the concepts of skilful play that Barlow has written about in his previous books and articles. Barlow covers some important aspects of pegging and endgame play, and gives many interesting examples. His writings on Fourth Street tactics have made him perhaps the game's leading endgame theoretician, and the chapters on endgames are particularly strong here.

Dan Barlow is the author of Play Cribbage to Win (0806943130). If I had to rank all the cribbage books out there, I'd put this one at the top for players who already know the basics. 37 people found this helpful.

This is an official American Mensa game book, containing the basic rules and strategies of cribbage for those just beginning, to pointers, quizzes and expert tips to take experienced players to the top. There is information on clubs and tournaments, and the professional manoeuvres that can make the difference between winning and losing.

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Cribbage for Experts (and future experts), by Dan Barlow, is the best study we've seen on the play of cribbage hands .

Cribbage for Experts (and future experts), by Dan Barlow, is the best study we've seen on the play of cribbage hands, the 'pegging' phase of the game. Barlow, a tournament cribbage competitor who has won the National Open, clearly explains the fine points of how to choose an opening lead, how to respond to one, and how to make the most of your chances in the endgame.

For those who already play, advanced advice will take you to the next level. This book also includes information on the American Cribbage Congress, which runs tournaments and clubs. Take the Admission Test. Gifted Youth Admission. Rejoin American Mensa.

It's a race around a board that takes luck and skill--and if you're hoping to reach the "finish line" first, here are the rules, the skill-building quizzes, and the cleverest tactics needed to win. If you've never played before, you'll get an explanation of the game's basics and scoring--who goes first, dealing and discarding the cards, and moving the pegs, all with expert tips to put beginners on the right track from the start. The detailed coverage focuses on such topics as what to do when the cut is irrelevant (when the dealer will lose if he doesn't peg out); strategies in the play of the hand; ways to speed up the game; and almost any potential situation you'll encounter. And, for those who already play, there's some advanced advice to take you to the next level, plus information on the American Cribbage Congress, which runs tournaments and clubs.

Mautaxe
There are those smarter than I who will appreciate this book for cribbage. I am not saying that I haven't gained insights for the game, I have, but I should have paid closer attention to the title and the word in boldface MENSA, which I can not come close to belonging to or understand strategy that might be attributed to that degree of intelligence used to outwit my opponent during a game. However, as I said, I HAVE found the book by Mr. Barlow useful by gleaning the basics and a slight degree of the intellect offered in his book. I guess I don't have to be a member of MENSA to understand this book but thank you for the information and address for American MENSA. Thank you, Mr. Barlow.
Kalv
This was a gift for my son-in-law who is trying to beat my daughter in cribbage. The best thing is that it actually has quizzes, so you can look at a hand and choose what you would do. Then it tells you the best thing to do. Very informative.
Enditaling
I was up to speed and beating the local 'pro' in no time. Study the book, learn the theory and strategy, and you'll improve.
Nettale
This book is currently out of print, so I had to pay more than I had wanted to pay. Mine is in excellent condition, though. I like the format of the book. It has many examples to improve your game!
Vizil
This book is a great little primer on learning how to play Cribbage. Cribbage is a fun, fairly quick game that it seems fewer people are playing with the advent of computer games and other forms of entertainment.
It is a great game for the husband-wife to play or even just two friends. However, it plays quite a bit different than most card games and scoring can be difficult to understand at first. Once the player figures out the scoring, Cribbage is a very fun and challenging game.
I wish that Cribbage would make a big comeback in popularity. I believe that many people would really enjoy the game if they just took the time to learn. In a manner, I believe that Cribbage went by the wayside like radio, old-time music, and other card and board games. The previously mentioned are making a resurgent headway. I believe that it would be very enriching and positively fantastic to see Cribbage make a big come-back, too. Cribbage is that fun to me.
Paxondano
"Play Cribbage to Win" is a fine introductory text, perhaps best thought of as a sampling of the concepts of skilful play that Barlow has written about in his previous books and articles. Barlow covers some important aspects of pegging and endgame play, and gives many interesting examples. His writings on Fourth Street tactics have made him perhaps the game's leading endgame theoretician, and the chapters on endgames are particularly strong here.

The book is an enjoyable read, and there are quizzes every few pages, making it a lot of fun to work through. The typesetting and layout are reasonably good, but I personally would have preferred a smaller font and larger margins (leaving more room for notes). A few typos and outright errors have crept into the book, perhaps the inevitable result of commercial publishing nowadays. But one of the things I've appreciated about Barlow's self-published books is their lack of gaffes.

The primary downside to Play Cribbage to Win is its scope. It is not a comprehensive treatment of the game. Missing are statistical tables, a discussion of averages and odds, and coverage of psychology and cheating. The chapter on discarding is weak, and certain pegging tactics, such as jack traps, are not covered at all. There is also no mention of board strategy, except as it applies to the endgame. Considering that most of today's top players regard board strategy as the centerpiece of modern play, this is a significant omission.

If you're a novice or an intermediate player, I think you would do well to read "Play Cribbage to Win" in conjunction with DeLynn Colvert's "Play Winning Cribbage" (still the best single book on cribbage) and John Chambers's "Cribbage: A New Concept". Together, these three books will give you all the essential knowledge you need to move to the next level.

If you're an expert player, or if you've already read Barlow's other books, you'll find yourself going over familiar territory. Nevertheless, it's always worthwhile to review important concepts, particularly when they're presented through new illustrative hands and examples (as far as I can tell, none of the material in Play Cribbage to Win is recycled). You may disagree with the text from time to time, but perhaps you'll also pick up some new ideas -- I know I did.

Whatever your level of play, this book is well worth having, and well worth reading...
Watikalate
A good guide for beginners and intermediate players. It is clear and to the point. After explaining the basics it goes on to share strategies for better scores.
I have recommended it to my friends.