Sunday October 01, 2017
One man's quest to spread cribbage around the world
more stories from this episode
- Michael's essay - Hillary Clinton lost because she's a woman
- Donald Trump is the logical outcome of America's fascination with irrationality
- One man's quest to spread cribbage around the world
- Unlocking the mystery of the human brain
- Can singing in a choir help with hearing loss?
- Innovative solutions for affordable housing
- The bearable lightness of being
- Why gun control always loses, even after a bloody massacre
- Full Episode
If you have a cupboard full of old games and ratty decks of cards, there's a good chance a cribbage board is tucked away there, too.
Maybe you've had the thrill of the Perfect Hand. Maybe you know what it means to score "one for his nibs." You've definitely been skunked.
For more than 400 years, cribbage players have counted their 15s, and pegged their way around colourful planks of wood.
Some people — mistakenly — now think of cribbage as a dying pastime, played mostly in legion halls and retirement homes.
But with one young man spreading the gospel of the game everywhere he goes, the future of cribbage appears to be
in good hands.
Peter Worden's documentary is called The Cribsionary.
This documentary was made through the CBC's Doc Project Mentorship Program.
Click 'listen' above to hear the full documentary.