Even if you have no idea what cribbage is, there’s still reason to play this game.
To start, you get to create your opponent: a grandpa. Choose his name, the colour of his hair, and the style of his beard. You can give him fluffy eyebrows and half-moon spectacles, suspenders, and a crumpled hat.
Then you move into the most fascinating part: defining your grandpa’s personality. He can be grumpy, sleepy, polite, or helpful—and as chatty or reserved as you want him to be.
Grandpa’s not a bland, automated opponent, but loaded with emotional weight. You even have to “call” him to start a game—which adds a charming touch.
If you’re new to this age-old card game, Cribbage With Grandpas is an entertaining introduction. Play smart to score points, advance your pegs, and beat your opponent to the end of the board.
Although there are lots of other cribbage games on the App Store, none are as heartfelt as a game with your gramps.