Cribbage (Micro-Aid) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Micro Aid
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #73

Until I received this program the only card game I had played on a computer was Pontoon. Without the gambling element it was boring.

Cribbage does not suffer from this drawback as it is played for points not money and the skill-to-luck balance is weighted more heavily in favour of skill.

The program arrives with five photocopied sheets of instructions, the first half of which is concerned with the rules and methods of scoring. Part two of the instructions explains the sequence of events.

Upon running the program you are given the option of playing with five or six cards and scoriing to 61 or 121 respectively. A choice of level is also included to allow the less experienced player to compete on more equal terms with the computer.

This program must have that certain something which makes a game addictive. It is the first game in a long while which has held my wife's attention, so much so that I was almost forced to write this review using a pen and paper as I couldn't get near the computer.


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