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Cribbage is a card game developed from the now extinct Tudor game of Noddy by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the seventeenth century.[1] The aim is to collect 61 or 121 points before the opposing players (the game is traditionally played by two, but may be played with more), by scoring points for multiples of the same card and suit, cards totalling fifteen and runs of cards, during both the 'play', in which players attempt to avoid raising the total score of played cards above 31, and the 'show', in which both hands are scored combined with a start card. Also, one player scores for a 'crib' composed of two discarded cards from each player. A unique feature of cribbage is the traditional scoring board often used to keep score on. Pegs are moved along this board to mark the current score of a player. In fact, the phrase 'level pegging' developed from the game.[2]