Cribbage originated as a pub game in jolly old England and has survived centuries of competition from other games and diversions. It remains very popular in the American Navy, particularly among submariners.
Easy to learn, hard to master, and then there's always the element of pure luck needed to win. While it's technically possible to keep score on a pad of paper, a proper cribbage board tracks points earned as you leapfrog your way along the "streets" with your pegs or spilikins. A hidden compartment keeps the cards and pegs neatly organized. Handmade in the USA.