Oct 21, 2017 Saturday

Adventures in Cribbage

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
Norwich GB

Come and learn to play what is perhaps the finest two player card game in the world (4 player game also covered). This is the game that coined the phrases "level pegging", "streets ahead", "left in the lurch" and "one for his nob"! Cribbage, or "Crib", is around 400 years old and can trace part its roots to our fine city as the grandfather of the supposed inventor of the game was Mayor here in the 1500s. Indeed, Suckling House (which now houses Cinema City) was inhabited by, and named after, Sir John Suckling's grandfather. This session should appeal more to those who enjoy games in general and card games specifically. Maths skills help, but as long as you can add up to 31 you'll be fine :) Come and learn a skill for life, in an hour!

Bring one of the following:
A Backgammon Set
A Board Game
A Cribbage Board
A USB stick full of reggae/dub/funk
Interesting Playing Cards

About the teacher, Siv Sears

Siv Sears is a teacher and trainer as well as writer and avid Cribbage fanatic. Upon returning to the UK 2 years ago, he immediately undertook to play the very English game in all 39 historical counties of his homeland. Up and down the land he played in pubs, clubs, a prison, a castle, a canal barge and in an Indian restaurant. The finale was at Suckling House in Norwich. To read more see: www.cribbage.org.uk or wait for Cribbage in the Counties, the book. In 2016, Siv won Cribbage gold at the Mind Sports Olympiad in London. Now he’s ready to help you get started on your own path to victory in what he believes to be the greatest 2-player card game in the world.