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Cribbage

Cribbage is a thinking-persons game and it's obvious to me that a lot of thought went into the creation of the program. It's full-featured while also being very easy-to-use. It's perfect for someone who wants to learn to play cribbage while also being great for the savvy cribbage player.
Published: Sep 18, 2005
Author: Michael E, Callahan
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A Dr. File Finder Favorite -- Cribbage

Cribbage, by Meggiesoft Games is a really slick Cribbage game. My father was the Cribbage Champion of the Pacific Fleet during World War II and he taught me to play cribbage when I was eight years old. I've loved the game ever since and I still have the oak cribbage board my dad and I always played on. So, Cribbage was a real treat for me -- in fact, it's lucky any reviews get written. For starters, the game uses speech technology so the program talks to you. When you start out you can type in a name, so I told the game to call me "Doc." There's also a tutorial for those of you who would like to learn to play Cribbage or for someone who just needs to brush up on the rules. Slick.

Cribbage gives you a ton of configurable options which is something I like in any program. So many in fact that I won't even try to list them all. For example, I play 6-card cribbage, but the game can also handle other game variations like 5, 7 or even the 3-card game of Noddy. Not only does your opponent talk to you, he provides a running count of the score, whose turn it is and so on. And there are nice little personal touches like when I was closing the game and he said, "See you later Doc, drop by any time!" Too much fun. The opponent also let me know when he was ahead. By default the game is playing music in the background, but that's something else you can configure. Another cool feature is that the program will remember your game if you have to close the program part way through. So, you can be half-way into a game, shutdown the program, and when you open it next, your game is still there, ready to finish.

Cribbage is a thinking-persons game and it's obvious to me that a lot of thought went into the creation of the program. It's full-featured while also being very easy-to-use. It's perfect for someone who wants to learn to play cribbage while also being great for the savvy cribbage player. The program is done with style, attention to detail, and a good sense of humor. In fact, I like the program so much that it's not only a Pick, but it's also a Dr. File Finder Favorite and you know that those are few and far between. So, if you play Cribbage, or you'd like to, you owe it to yourself to check this program out. This is one product I have to buy ... really lots of good fun! Try it and see.


About The Author...

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name "Dr. File Finder," is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 210,000 software and hardware products. He is an active member of the shareware community and a co-founder of the Shareware Industry Awards Foundation. Mr. Callahan is an honorary member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP), the President of the Educational Software Cooperative and the chairman of the Shareware Industry Awards Foundation. Dr. File Finder is also a recipient of the 1993 Shareware Industry Award for lifetime achievement and has been inducted into the ASP Hall of Fame. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies through "Dr. File Finder Online Marketing and Promotion" and is the Manager of Editorial Content on Tucows.


About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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