Travel Cribbage Board

Inspired by the pocket games soldiers carried in WWII, our handcrafted Travel Cribbage Board is one of the smallest folding cribbage boards on the market. 

Smaller than a deck of cards and made to fit in your bike bag, backpack, or pocket, the 60-point laser-engraved birchwood board comes complete with 4 pegs for 2 players, which are stored safely inside the inset brass tube with a premium-grade cork plug. The dark brown leather is secured with an antique brass closure. Includes a handy minibook with rules of play. 

Crafted in our Oregon workshop from fine hand-dyed vegetable-tanned American leather, we can also monogram the Travel Cribbage Board for a personalized, statement-making piece.

Inspired by the pocket games soldiers carried in WWII, our line of uniquely designed travel games are small enough to be portable and lightweight but large enough to be legible and substantial in the hand. All of our travel games are created and handcrafted by Geoffrey Franklin in our Oregon workshop. 


  • Crafted "wire" pegs are the most lightweight, shaped to a fine point, and are perfect for travelers on the go because you can replace them with 14 gauge solid copper wire at any hardware store in the world. Wire pegs come in red and black solid copper. 
  • Solid metal "cast" cribbage pegs are CNC milled in America. Upgrade to the "cast" pegs for slightly more weight but a wonderful hand feel. "Cast" metal pegs come in black and brass. (Learn more about the differences in metal fabrication in our blog post, Metal Fabrication 101: Casting vs Forging vs CNC Milling.)


  • Choose "Board Only" for just the Travel Cribbage Board.
  • The standard "Gift Set" is the perfect size for keeping cards and board organized. It includes:
     -- 4" x 6" muslin carrying pouch with double-drawstring, decorated with artwork by illustrator Carla Bartow 
     -- Deck of American-made BICYCLE® 1885 playing cards by the US Playing Card Company
     -- Dimensions when assembled: 5" x 3.5" x 1.5" (12x8x4cm) and 4.8 oz (137g)  
  • For ounce-counters and super lightweight travelers and backpackers, our "Ultralight Gift Set" is 38% lighter and smaller in size. It includes: 
     -- 3.25" x 5" muslin carrying pouch with double-drawstring, decorated with artwork by illustrator Carla Bartow
     -- Deck of custom half-size linen Travel Playing Cards with the Jim Golden art print
     -- Dimensions when assembled: 4" x 2.5" x 1.5" (11x6x4cm) and 3.0 oz (87g)

MONOGRAMMING:Yes! The leather can be monogrammed with up to 4 characters using our 1/4" brass alphabet set. Monogramming can add to the turnaround time. Monogram placement is shown in the last photo. Learn more about monogramming.

SPARE PARTS: Available in our Parts section:

  • Replacement peg sets: pegs only or with brass tubes. Peg tubes are interchangeable in the board, but cast pegs don't fit inside the wire peg tube, which is smaller. 
  • Replacement corks (different sizes for wire peg tube and cast peg tube)

MATERIALS: Birch plywood, hand-dyed vegetable-tanned leather, brass hardware, and premium cork closure.   

DIMENSIONS/WEIGHTS: When closed, the board measures 2" x 3 7/8" x 3/8" thick (50mm x 98mm x 9mm) and weighs in at 1.2 ounces (35g). 

HOW TO PLAY CRIBBAGE:Rules of play are in this handy-dandy printable PDF or read about it in our blog post. The Cribbage Board also works for the games All Fives and Muggins, or other point-counting games. 

CARE: When your board arrives, the leather will be a little stiff. It will lay flat as the leather relaxes, which you can speed up by folding and roughhousing the leather (it's tough equestrian leather!). Cleans easily with mild soapy water. Leather care dressing available in our Parts section. 

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Customer Reviews

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exactly as I hoped it would be and more!

I did a common Google search for a travel cribbage set and wow did Walnut over deliver! Not only did I get it earlier than expected it, but when it arrived the packaging was adorable and customized and made me feel incredibly well taken care of! Little did the folks at Walnut know it was a little (birthday) gift for myself to share with my PIC (partner in crime) for my birthday trip. Thank you for wrapping it up like a true gift! Will definitely recommend you to anyone I can!

Perfect cribbage board!

The care and quality of this little board is bigger than life! It’s perfect, and made with skill and love. The hardened pegs feel great in my hands. The packaging is thoughtfully done with reused and clean brown paper and a nice paper envelope. Easy care instructions for the wood and leather are included. Thanks so much, I look forward to enjoying this on my travels for years to come!

Awesome Cribbage board

Been looking for a cribbage board to use backpacking. This board is awesome. The craftsmanship and materials are high quality, definitely worth the price. I’ve done leather work myself and for the work and materials used to make a product like this it is totally worth it. Geoff and Valerie are so awesome to work with. I had some questions and request for some personalization and they were so responsive and awesome to accommodate. Highly recommend this product.

travel cribbage board

I love the board. I love the cards. Great customer service.

Studio located travel cribbage board

An absolute 5 star wonderful gift for my daughter great customer service hats off to you for getting my order out on short notice had purchased a different travel cribbage set far inferior product Thanks for great craftsmanship and prompt delivery
Regards Warren Weakley