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  • Writer's pictureJon Mullett

What is Nobs and Nibs in Cribbage?

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

In the game of cribbage, nobs and nibs are a specific scoring element related to Jacks and can be earned prior to pegging or when counting points in a hand. Nobs refers to a situation where

Knibs in Cribbage
Cutting a Jack in Cribbage gives the Dealer 2 Points.

a player holds a Jack in their hand that matches the suite of the cut card (community card). Nobs is worth one point and is counted when counting points in their hand.


Nibs is worth two points, and occurs when the dealer flips a Jack as the cut card (community card).


Nobs and nibs are a subtlety of the game that is often overlooked, but can be the difference between winning and losing in the game of cribbage.


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