Their result for The Cribbage Knowledge and Skill Test ...

Clueless

5% knowledge, 17% skill

Well, your scores indicate that you have no idea how to play this game. Did you really think you'd get away with it? You would have done better if you had chosen C for everything...

Answer Key:

Knowledge Portion

Score this hand. The starter is the left-most card.
2 fifteens (4), 2 pairs (4), and the nob (1), for 9.

Score this crib. The starter is the left-most card.
0 points. The Jack is the starter, so it cannot be the nob.

Score this hand. The starter is the left-most card.
Double-double run (16), 4 fifteens (8), for 24.

Score this crib. The starter is the left-most card.
2 fifteens (4), for 4. When scoring a crib, all 5 must be of the same suit to have a flush.

Score this hand. The starter is the left-most card.
1 fifteen (2), run of 5 (5), flush of 4 (4), for 11.

Skill Portion

All of these mention it is the opening hand, since if your opponent was one point from the finish, you might play differently.

6.This is the opening hand. Your opponent is the dealer. Choose two cards to put in the crib.
  5 of spades, 9 of hearts poor 1
  9 of hearts, King of clubs best 4
  9 of hearts, 10 of spades ok 2
  5 of spades, King of Clubs worst 0
 
The most harmless thing you can give your opponent in the crib is 9 and K. That still gives you 3 fifteens and a run of 3, with the potential for a killer double run.

7.This is the opening hand. You are the dealer. Choose two cards to put in the crib.
  Ace of clubs, King of spades poor 1
  3 of clubs, Jack of clubs worst 0
  5 of diamonds, Jack of clubs ok 2
  5 of diamonds, King of spades best 4
The flush with the run and the fifteen is the optimal hand. Since you're going to get it back anyway, you might as well give yourself the 5 and K in the crib.

8.This is the opening hand. Your opponent is the dealer. Choose two cards to put in the crib.
  5 of diamonds, 5 of spades worst 0
  5 of diamonds, Jack of diamonds poor 1
  10 of clubs, Jack of diamonds ok 2
  10 of clubs, Queen of hearts best 4
Obviously you want to keep the 5's. Since your opponent is getting the crib, giving them the gutshot 10 and Q will minimize what they can get. Plus, you get the nob if you're lucky.

9.This is the opening hand. You are the dealer. Choose two cards to put in the crib.
  7 of diamonds, 7 of hearts ok 2
  7 of hearts, 10 of hearts poor 1
  8 of diamonds, 9 of diamonds worst 0
  10 of hearts, 10 of diamonds best 4
To preserve the double run, you have to give up either end. Since the 7's pair with the 8 better, you should give up the pair of 10's. You'll get them back anyway in the crib.

10.This is the opening hand. Your opponent is the dealer. Choose two cards to put in the crib.
  5 of clubs, Queen of spades best 4
  6 of diamonds, 9 of spades bad 0
  6 of hearts, Queen of spades poor 1
  9 of clubs, 9 of spades bad 0
Tough one, but you're better off giving the fifteen to your opponent. You end up with a 12 point hand (at least), and you can easily make it up if they happen to put 2 5's in the crib, since it's the first hand of the game.

Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)

  • knowledge Distribution

    They scored 5% on knowledge, higher than 88% of your peers.

  • skill Distribution

    They scored 17% on skill, higher than 20% of your peers.

All possible test results

Clueless

Well, your scores indicate that you have no idea how to play this game. Did you really think you'd get away with it? You would have done better if you had chosen C for everything... Answer Key: ... Read more

Broken Clock

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Improbable guesser

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David Blaine

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Curiously improbable

You obviously just threw the knowledge portion on purpose. There's no way you have that much skill in cribbage with that little knowledge. Perhaps you scored this just to get to this hidden message,... Read more

Beginner

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Learning

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Fast Learner

While you still lack some of the knowledge of how you're winning, you are making decent decisions. If you keep playing, you'll get better quickly. Answer Key: Knowledge Portion/f... Read more

Adept

You have a majority of the knowledge of the game to serve you well. Your skills are good, but not great. You just need a little more experience and need to study the rules a bit more. Answer Key:... Read more

Smart but Lazy

Your skills in cribbage are fantastic, but your knowledge is not quite up to par. Either you got lucky on the skill portion, or you got lazy on the knowledge portion. Either way, you need to sharpen... Read more

On-paper Player

You possess uncanny knowledge of how to read the rules. And no way to translate them to the actual playing of the game. Maybe after reading the rules, you should actually play against someone else. ... Read more

Ready

Ready not so much to play, but ready to learn the finer points. Your knowledge indicates you have the rules well understood, but your skills leave something to be desired. You are ready to get to th... Read more

Skilled

You have the fundamentals of the game down. Now it's just time to tweak up the skills. You could be making better decisions in your game play, but that will come with more experience. Answer Key:... Read more

Formidable

A worthy opponent. You're a challenge to play against because of your knowledge of the game and the best way to play it. You've conceded a few points to your opponent along the way though, and in th... Read more

Master

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