Battlefield Cribbage

The Ultimate Evolution of Cribbage!

Origins of Battlefield Cribbage

The origin of BFC began shortly after I was taught by a relative to play the card game "Golf." Golf is an open-faced game where your opponents see your cards. During the same time I played Cribbage with friends at work during lunch almost every day. I wondered if there were a way to play Cribbage as an open-faced game. I quickly devise a set of rules and I took the game to my cribbage lunch partners. The first game was rough and I tweaked the rules a bit, but then we realized the game was awesome! It was less dependent on luck and more reliant on strategies. As an open-face game you need to think about moves ahead like chess and we also found sometimes you need to play the people rather than the cards like poker. Understanding probabilities and risk were a must. We found ourselves talking about the games hours after we were done. At first I thought it would be just a fad, but we found ourselves developing complex strategies and anxiously awaiting the next game. The game became more interesting every day we played and my cribbage partners and I were hooked. The reason I named it "Battlefield Cribbage" is because you can see everyone's cards, like a Civil War General in an open field. I truly believe that BFC is the evolution of the great game of Cribbage.

Shane Murphy, inventor of Battlefield Cribbage