Noddy board detail showing peg compartments and closure
C16th playing cards
Sixteenth century predecessor to the cribbage board
5 in stock.
Noddy, the forerunner of the card game cribbage, was played from the late 1500’s until cribbage became popular in the mid to late 1600’s. The noddy board is used for keeping score, in much the same way as the more familiar cribbage board. We've based our Noddy board on a diagram in Francis Willughby’s games manuscript dated to the mid seventeenth century, and later published as Francis Willughby's Book of Games in 2003. In Willughby's version the game was played to 31 points, though some versions of Noddy use lower scores. Our board has a track for each player of 30 points, with a shared winning 31st point. Players used one peg each to mark their score.
Our noddy board is made of oak, with yew wood pegs and peg-compartment closure, and comes with rules to the card game Noddy.