Original 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 OPTIONS: 

  • 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). 

In comparison: The Mini Deluxe Travel Cribbage Board is approximately 3.5" x 2.25"  x 1" (85.7mm x 57.2mm x25.4mm) when closed and weighs 1.5 oz (42.5g) empty, or 3.3 oz (93.5g) with playing cards. 

In comparison, the Deluxe Travel Cribbage Board measures approximately 5" x 3" x 1" (128.5mm x 81mm x 25.4mm) and weighs 3.2 oz (91g) empty, or 6.7 oz (190g) with playing cards.

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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Danyel Z. (Victoria, CA)
Perfect for overlanding, through hiking and backcountry camping!

We purchased the original travel cribbage board as the ultra light gift set and are extremely happy with this product. It’s the perfect size to fit into your pocket and is light and portable for those trips where weight matters. We hike extensively into the back country off trail most of the time and every ounce counts. We love using it seated next to the campfire and on those rainy days when stuck under the tarp/in tent for hours on end. We always bring it with us. I would definitely buy this for the outdoor enthusiast or even to keep in a camper/rv for long road trips.
Quality made 👍👍👍

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Yashwina
perfect

it's absolutely perfect thanks so much!

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Theodore
cribbage with my wife wherever we go

I bought this travel board for my wife so we always have cribbage wherever we go. Extremely well crafted piece, thanks again!

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sophiafrances1
Nice and small

Love it! Nice and small so I can take it anywhere

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gift for an avid LARPer

I got this as a birthday gift for my partner, an avid LARPer, to have as part of his kit. We live in New England where cribbage is huge, and this board has already seen multiple games! It's such a well made board, and the packaging and company are wonderful.

Customer Reviews

Based on 651 reviews
95%
(621)
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(22)
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(6)
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Danyel Z. (Victoria, CA)
Perfect for overlanding, through hiking and backcountry camping!

We purchased the original travel cribbage board as the ultra light gift set and are extremely happy with this product. It’s the perfect size to fit into your pocket and is light and portable for those trips where weight matters. We hike extensively into the back country off trail most of the time and every ounce counts. We love using it seated next to the campfire and on those rainy days when stuck under the tarp/in tent for hours on end. We always bring it with us. I would definitely buy this for the outdoor enthusiast or even to keep in a camper/rv for long road trips.
Quality made 👍👍👍

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Yashwina
perfect

it's absolutely perfect thanks so much!

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Theodore
cribbage with my wife wherever we go

I bought this travel board for my wife so we always have cribbage wherever we go. Extremely well crafted piece, thanks again!

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sophiafrances1
Nice and small

Love it! Nice and small so I can take it anywhere

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gift for an avid LARPer

I got this as a birthday gift for my partner, an avid LARPer, to have as part of his kit. We live in New England where cribbage is huge, and this board has already seen multiple games! It's such a well made board, and the packaging and company are wonderful.