Introducing Two New Travel Cribbage Board Designs: The Deluxe and Mini Deluxe

It’s been four years in the making! We’ve completely re-designed our Original Travel Cribbage Board from the ground up. The result: not one, but two dream boards that include all the features we’ve ever wanted in the perfect folding on-the-go cribbage game: The Deluxe Travel Cribbage Board and the Mini Deluxe.

Back Story

Designer Geoffrey Franklin says, “This is the board I’ve been dreaming of. This is the board I’ve wanted to make ever since I made my first cribbage board at age 19.”

The Original Travel Cribbage Board has been one of our most popular products since we first introduced it in 2014. Over the course of seven years, we’ve had a lot of time to think about different features, and fielded suggestions and requests from customers, giving us a wish list of design features.

We think these two new travel cribbage boards tick all the boxes:

  • Self-contained playing card storage 
  • Generous size for a stable tabletop-like experience 
  • Lightweight and minimal for travel
  • 3 cribbage tracks for up to 6 players
  • Secure pegging on bumpy rides: pegs fit down to the hilt

Lightweight and Sustainable

The new boards make efficient use of natural materials and include more features for playing a great game of cribbage. The folding design showcases our beautiful hand-dyed American vegetable-tanned leather prominently, which we dyed a lighter color Honey to give more contrast to the laser-engraved track.

The hardwood we source for the board interior is sustainably-grown and responsibly-sourced from a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting small family mills with “well-managed forests and ecosystem restoration projects”. The wood is then precision CNC cut to make room for holding the cards and accessories on the interior of the board, which sheds weight while keeping the strength inherent in hardwood. The wood for the Mini Deluxe is further cut from the interior of the wood that was cut away to make the Deluxe board, making it a member of our upcycled collection.

A few years ago when we introduced “cast” solid metal pegs to the Original Travel Cribbage Board, they were an instant hit, and these two new boards expand on the cast metal pegs with two sizes. The Deluxe ‘Small’ size pegs are larger than the ‘Mini’ pegs used in the Original and Mini Deluxe boards (but are not quite as large as ‘Standard’ pegs). The ‘Small’ pegs are more comfortable and substantial in the hand, and just a little bit heavier.

L to R: Deluxe, Mini Deluxe, and Original Travel Cribbage Boards

Although the game surface is larger and more tabletop-like, both boards will fit in a typical set of denim jeans pockets. The Deluxe Travel Cribbage Board will fit in your back pocket, and the Mini Deluxe will even fit in the front pocket.

BOTH SETS INCLUDE:

  • Folding leather-and-wood travel cribbage board
  • 3 pairs of metal “cast” cribbage pegs CNC milled in America (2 of each color: brass, black, silver).
  • A deck of playing cards
  • Peg storage envelope (optional for use: pegs can also be stored loose in the cut-out area beneath the cards)
  • Point-counting “cheat sheet” and rules of play
  • The Deluxe also includes: a handwritten minibook with basic rules of play and larger pegs

Crafted in our Oregon workshop from fine hand-dyed vegetable-tanned American leather, we can also monogram the boards for a personalized, statement-making piece and a thoughtful gift.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of the new board! We welcome your feedback at walnutstudiolo [at] gmail [dot] com.


About Walnut Studiolo

Walnut Studiolo crafts original modern designs by hand in our Oregon workshop using only natural materials. We are a family-run company located on the North Oregon Coast. Learn more about us on our website: https://walnutstudiolo.com

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