Aug. 16th, 2010

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So a couple of conversations at Pennsic led me to idly wonder about the history of the game of Cribbage (which gets played extensively in our camp).  A couple googles later, it seems that Cribbage is just slightly out of period for the SCA, but it is based on a Tudor game called "Noddy" which is apparantly exactly the same except for not having a crib.  Perhaps next year we'll try playing it that way and see what it's like!

I was also interested to see that in Noddy, if the Jack is turned up it's called the "Knave Noddy"  ("noddy" meaning "fool").    I presume this is the origin of calling the Jack "nobs" in Cribbage, something which has always puzzled me.

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Cribbage.htm
tamarinne: (Default)
So a couple of conversations at Pennsic led me to idly wonder about the history of the game of Cribbage (which gets played extensively in our camp).  A couple googles later, it seems that Cribbage is just slightly out of period for the SCA, but it is based on a Tudor game called "Noddy" which is apparantly exactly the same except for not having a crib.  Perhaps next year we'll try playing it that way and see what it's like!

I was also interested to see that in Noddy, if the Jack is turned up it's called the "Knave Noddy"  ("noddy" meaning "fool").    I presume this is the origin of calling the Jack "nobs" in Cribbage, something which has always puzzled me.

http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Cribbage.htm

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