Cribbage is one of the world’s most beloved card games. This blog highlights some of the most unique and bizarre aspects of the game, from the people and boards to its craft and culture, traditions and values. The blog accompanies a current book-in-progress titled  Cribbageland: The People, Craft & Culture of a Curious Game.  Where is Cribbageland? It’s everywhere the game is enjoyed, anyone who counts “15-2,” and much, much more.

Jordan Wiklund lives and writes in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently scribbling through an MFA at Hamline University, he grew up in the frigid tundra of Duluth, MN, and harbors a fierce pride of his northern hometown. He made his way to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and will someday make his way back, answering the call of the Upper Iowa River Valley and the free peanuts at T-Bock’s.

Wiklund has, among other endeavors, tended bar, built houses, written freelance, and crafted Broker Price Opinions for a national realty company.  He contends that curling is a full-contact sport and maintains a deplorable record in the American Cribbage Congress. Cribbageland is his first book. He’s been double skunked just once, but once is enough.

On the business side of things, Jordan is thrilled to be represented by the talented and wonderful Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary, St. Paul. She can be reached at Dawn[at]redsofalitary[dot]com or @RedSofaLiterary on Twitter.


10 thoughts on “About

  1. my wife is a special ed teacher and I go to her class to teach cribbage to her high school age students. we had a website that showed a dealt hand, asked the user to discard to a crib and then count the hand. the site would then tell the user if they counted correctly and show them how to count the hand. I thought that Dan said the website may have come from you. can you help me find it? thanks

  2. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would
    really like to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my audience would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.

  3. This definitely shoudl exist 🙂

    good on ya

    look forward to exploring the world of crib with you

    you know you’ve gotta plan a trip to England, right?

    • How do I order a book? I am just learning the game and for a 65 yr old it is hard. Got your name from a classmates mother Connie Pieper.
      Geri Arnold

      • Hi Geri,

        This project is on hold for a while–I just took a new job, got married, and am in the process of finding a house. Thanks for your support, though!

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