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. 


PEG OPTIONS: 

  • 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.)

GIFT SET: 

  • Perfect for gifts and tidy travel pouches, our "Gift Set" includes a muslin carrying pouch decorated with artwork by illustrator Carla Bartow and a set of American-made, recycled-content BICYCLE® Eco Edition playing cards by the US Playing Card Company. The small double-drawstring bag is the perfect size to keep your cards and board organized together in your pack
  • Choose "Board Only" for just the Travel Cribbage Board.

MONOGRAMMING:Yes! The leather can be monogrammed with up to 3 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, it 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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Just what I was looking for

This is the perfect cribbage board to take anywhere! On the plane, hiking on the trails, in a restaurant, anywhere. Perfect. In my city cribbage is getting pretty popular and I can't tell you how many times people come up to me and say something about the board. And I tell them exactly where to find it! I'm hoping they can do a discount for bulk purchases ;)
Thank you for making this. From what I can tell you have the whole pocket sized cribbage board market to yourselves.

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C.
Best "on a whim" xmas present EVER!

I grabbed the Gift Set as a surprise for my husband for xmas the year before last. He'd never played cribbage so he wasn't all that excited for it but he learned just so we could use the gift. Now we take this with us anytime we travel and we take it all the time to our favorite restaurants. We live in Austin, so we're no strangers to having to wait for our food. We don't mind though cause we find seats and stay entertained. We get compliments on the set all the time and it's so small and compact that it lives in my purse for days before I remember to take it out. Highly recommend!

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K.
He Loved It !!

I sent this to my grand son for his birthday. He is going to Italy for a semester of his 2nd year of college. I haven't seen it but he was thrilled, and said it will be perfect for his trip to Italy. He loved it!

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S.R.
Beautiful gift

My brother loved it. It’s really a piece of art

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W.M.
Beautiful work

The leather is well tooled, the wood and attachment well done, the copper and pegs excellent quality. My only issue is I don’t like the looseness of the wire pegs in the holes. I’d have been better buying the other pegs, I guess.

Customer Reviews

Based on 398 reviews
93%
(371)
5%
(20)
2%
(6)
0%
(1)
0%
(0)
b
b.b.
Just what I was looking for

This is the perfect cribbage board to take anywhere! On the plane, hiking on the trails, in a restaurant, anywhere. Perfect. In my city cribbage is getting pretty popular and I can't tell you how many times people come up to me and say something about the board. And I tell them exactly where to find it! I'm hoping they can do a discount for bulk purchases ;)
Thank you for making this. From what I can tell you have the whole pocket sized cribbage board market to yourselves.

C
C.
Best "on a whim" xmas present EVER!

I grabbed the Gift Set as a surprise for my husband for xmas the year before last. He'd never played cribbage so he wasn't all that excited for it but he learned just so we could use the gift. Now we take this with us anytime we travel and we take it all the time to our favorite restaurants. We live in Austin, so we're no strangers to having to wait for our food. We don't mind though cause we find seats and stay entertained. We get compliments on the set all the time and it's so small and compact that it lives in my purse for days before I remember to take it out. Highly recommend!

K
K.
He Loved It !!

I sent this to my grand son for his birthday. He is going to Italy for a semester of his 2nd year of college. I haven't seen it but he was thrilled, and said it will be perfect for his trip to Italy. He loved it!

S
S.R.
Beautiful gift

My brother loved it. It’s really a piece of art

W
W.M.
Beautiful work

The leather is well tooled, the wood and attachment well done, the copper and pegs excellent quality. My only issue is I don’t like the looseness of the wire pegs in the holes. I’d have been better buying the other pegs, I guess.

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