Cribbage is a card game with plenty of history. First played in England during the early 1600's, cribbage is now one of the most popular card games in the world. Although sometimes played with 3 or 4 players, cribbage games usually involve just 2 players. The first of those to 121 points wins. Scoring is kept on what's called a cribbage board: a piece of wood with holes for pegs carved out. That board is one of the most distinctive features of the game.