I grew up in a house where a deck of cards went a long way. I am the youngest of 4 and we all played cards. We played go fish, solitaire, euchre, 31, BlackJack, Kings in the Corner, Hearts, Cribbage and the list goes on.
In cribbage you get 4 cards and a starter card will get cut or flipped up.
If you have not played cribbage here is how you score points:
Repeat for third card in each hand. The first card was a 2 of hearts which I put with the ace and queen (flush and run potential). Second card was a 7 which I put with the 9 and 7 because of potential run (need an 8 badly for that hand). Third card was a King which I put with ace and 2. Fourth card was a 4 which had to go in the last hand as it did not have a choice. Fifth card goes in the missy/kitty.
Repeat for fourth card in each hand. The first card was a 3 which I put in the first hand for a run and a fifteen. The second card I pulled was a Queen which I put with the last hand for a fifteen. Third card was a 9 which I put with the third hand for a pair of nine's. And then of course my fourth card was the 8 which I had to put in the second hand (clearly it would of been better in the third hand but I had just filled that-shit). Fifth card goes to the missy/kitty to complete the crib hand. you turn up the next card which becomes the fifth card in all five hands.
Now you score your hand.
Looking at the picture above.
First hand : fifteen 2 (23K), fifteen 4 (5K), run of 3 (A23), makes 7
Second hand : fifteen 2 (258), fifteen 4 (5Q), makes 4
Third hand : pair is 2 (77), pair is 4 (99), makes 4
Fourth hand : fifteen 2 (456), fifteen 4 (A4Q), fifteen 6 (5Q), run of 3 (456), makes 9
Then I look at my fifth hand (missy/kitty/crib)
Fifth hand : fifteen 2 (69), fifteen 4 (5 10), fifteen 6 (5 other 10), pair is 2 (10 10), makes 8
Here are the hands tallied.
For a score of 26 - 4 below 30. So my scorecard goes down 4 to -2.
And you continue to play until you get to 31.
My 9th hand was this.
Of course, I do not typically write all that down. Did it to help explain. Below is what my scoresheet actually looks like. You are seeing 4 full games. first, second and third games all took 7 hands and my second game took 4 hands.