GameColony Inc. Announces Availability of a Five-Card Cribbage Variation

Jan 2 2006, an online provider of multi-player skill-based tournaments, announced today the newest game addition to its existing cribbage game -- a 5-card cribbage variation. Just like other online games at, cribbage can be played for free or for real money prizes. Camecolony.comís main cribbage variation Ė 6-card cribbage has already proved very popular with online players.

Cribbage is mainly a 2-player card game played with a standard 52-card deck. 5-card cribbage is an earlier version of the game that has been surpassed in popularity by a modern 6-card cribbage. In United Kingdom, however, a 5-card cribbage version still remains quite popular. spokesman commented, " Cribbage is a very interesting and engaging game for all card players. With a relatively simple set of rules, cribbage requires such skills as strategy and accurate calculation of card combinations and points. And yet winning in cribbage requires continuous focus and concentration till the very end of this excellent game. "

From a strategy standpoint, a 5-card cribbage variation differs from the 6-card variation: a 5-card cribbage is a faster game where a crib is worth more and the practical value of various card combinations becomes different. Together with the 6-card cribbage, a 5-card cribbage is becoming popular with amateur and professional card players alike.


GameColony has replicated the real-world tournament-playing environment and created an online community where users from all over the world can compete with each other to win cash prizes. Since launch in 1999, the company expanded its operation dramatically with new game offerings and has already awarded over $1,000,000 in prize money to players.

18 real-time games of skill are currently available at Gin Rummy, Backgammon, Cribbage, Dominoes, Canasta, Pool, Solitaire, FreeCell, Rush 21, Poker-Rush, Pharaoh Treasure, Mahjong, Darts, Chess, etc. Players enter online competitions by contributing entry fees. The winner collects a cash prize based on the percentage of the resulting tournament prize-pot.

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