Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Competitive Cribbage - Summer 2024

Cribbage fans around the globe, get ready to heat up the virtual boards! The largest competitive cribbage tournament in the world is kicking off with the Summer 2024 Season of Competitive Cribbage!

The thrilling Spring 2024 cribbage season has drawn to a close, with all the statistics and top performers etched into the record books. The season kicked off with great enthusiasm, and as the warm spring days grew longer, participation levels stabilized at a solid average that keeps growing from season to season. Building on the momentum of the previous active season, it's been fantastic to see so many dedicated players continuing to embrace the competitive format's exhilarating spirit. We had even more players this season than we did the last, which itself broke records.

Adding to all that fun is the recent release of an exciting new game version which introduced the new Daily Cribbage Scrimmage challenges. If you haven't seen that update yet, or haven't tried the daily cribbage challenge there, definitely check it out! It is a great way to compete with your cribbage friends without having to all be online at the same time.

As we transition into the sizzling Summer 2024 season, we're keeping the format consistent for now, with no major shakeups. Although the tweaks made for Spring 2024 did cause some players to wait longer to find a match, I hope that the extra waiting improve the overall experience by creating better matches for everyone on average.

Spring 2024 Wrap Up

Spring 2024 welcomed another influx of new players, many of whom showcased their skills and climbed the Leaderboard throughout the season. It's been a joy, as always, to witness these fresh contenders challenge themselves and their opponents this season! The competition was as intense as ever. Many finished with their positions separated by single digits if not mere fractions, and several shifted positions up until the final hour / minutes of the season (like "PeggyBree" getting bumped from the top 10 and "bigshane0" fighting their way up to 5th). A heartfelt thank you to all who participated, on and off the Leaderboard, for your invaluable contributions. Even if you didn't secure a Top 50 spot, your dedication is truly appreciated. And thank you to those who brought friends along to share in the cribbage excitement – you all made Spring 2024 another one to remember!

Taking the 1st place crown for Spring 2024, and someone we have seen around here before, is "Dhrun"! Congratulations on that hard fought position this season, and a great finishing CR! In 2nd place, we have "Br1Guy", another familiar face and someone who came up 20 positions from last season. And rounding out the top 3 is "lbolt58", who was our top finisher just the season prior. Other notable movements included "dcpastore" jumping up 26 spots to finish 4th, "yvanobc12" climbing 35 places to 7th, and "cyrusg" up 14 spots to land at 22nd!

For our honorable mention this season, I would like to acknowledge a few players who didn't place in the top 50 last season, but are here in the top 10 this season. Those are "808HWK", "DAiello" and "dkatz1877". This season was a blast to watch, and I sincerely hope you all had as much fun as I did! Alongside them, we also saw plenty of familiar names on the list, deserving of a huge round of applause and congratulations for their outstanding performances! Well done to you all!

As usual, we have the special commendation given to those who secured a place within the Top 50. In recognition of your accomplishments, you've earned an in-game "board peg" symbolizing your achievement. The highest-ranking player receives the prestigious "crown" board peg, while all others in the Top 50 receive a distinctive "star" board peg. These pegs are prominently displayed during online multiplayer matches and serve as a permanent badge of distinction. If you see an opponent with one of these pegs, know that they've earned it through their performance in competitive play, securing a spot among the top contenders.

Remember: Complete Your 10 matches per week! See the FAQ for details.

Here was the final Top 50 for Spring 2024:


If you have any questions, feedback on what you would like to see around prizes, structure or anything else, email us any time at support@FullerSystems.com.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Exciting New Features in the Cribbage Pro 2.9 Release

The latest update for Cribbage Pro is here, and version 2.9 brings some awesome new features and gameplay modes to really take your cribbage skills to the next level! Here's the highlights for what's new:

  • "Daily Cribbage Scrimmage" Challenges! This exciting new mode lets you take on a fresh daily cribbage challenge against standardized gameplay conditions. See the full Cribbage Scrimmage help article for details, but here is a quick summary:

In the Daily Scrimmage, a kind of "Duplicate Cribbage", all players receive identical sets of cards and play against the same opponent - the highest difficulty "Brutal" AI player. The cut card, first dealer, and computer gameplay are all uniformly set each day to ensure a true test of skill.

You'll earn "Scrimmage Points" (SP) based on your pegging, hand scoring, point spread, win/loss result, and more. Rack up a high score and you can share your SP total along with a results link to compete with friends! You can also see your standing relative to others in the all new Daily Scrimmage Leaderboard.

The scrimmage resets at midnight each day, allowing you to keep playing to extend your streak. Here are some other key details:

  • Identical cards/deck used worldwide
  • Automatic counting, no hints
  • Standardized gameplay vs "Brutal" AI
  • Earn SP for pegging, hand score, spread, win/skunk
  • Share scores/SP with friends via link
  • Track your daily playing streak
There are several other really great features in this update as well.
  • Leaderboard Friend Groups! You can now filter the global leaderboard to just show your friends and your relative ranking among them. Perfect for some friendly competition.
  • "Tools & Calculators" Section! Analyze potential discards for a hand, score a completed hand, or even create your own custom game scenario or challenge to play through or share.
  • XP Level Progress Bar Update: The experience level progress bar now shows the exact number of XP earned and needed to reach the next level.
  • Improved Multiplayer Game Summary: Game summaries now display even if your opponent quits before the end.
  • New Option to Auto-Kick Blocked Players: There's a new option to automatically kick any opponent that you have on your "Hide" list from multiplayer games.

Plus several other minor improvements and bug fixes to further enhance gameplay.

Download the latest version of Cribbage Pro now to start enjoying these new features! Take on today's Daily Scrimmage, share your scores with friends, and get ready for some thrilling new cribbage game play!