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The process of keeping track of the number of points earned by each player in a game, as a means of "ranking" players. See also the [counting] tag, for keeping track of the score, particularly in Go.

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There seem to be several different scoring systems for fields/cities in Carcassonne -- which is correct?

It seems that the scoring for fields and cities in Carcassonne varies -- has this changed over the years, or is this a difference between the US and international versions? Are there generally-...
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Why does a run of 4 in Cribbage score only 4?

Cribbage scoring is fairly logical. There are card combinations worth a given number of points and you can score every unique subset of cards independently and total up the score. Except for runs of ...
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Scoring when two triple word squares are covered in one play

The word QUAGMIRE is on the board vertically, with the Q on the top row, second column. The next player creates SQUEEZED horizontally, landing the S on the triple word square in the top row, first ...
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Does my Scrabble play have to be all adjacent tiles?

Do all tiles played in one move need to be adjacent to each other? Example - there is a Y on the board, can a player place the letter E on both sides to make the word EYE ?
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Can different Aces have different values?

I understand that Aces are worth either 1 Point or 11 Points, depending on the player's will. But how are multiple Aces valued? Here are some examples: Ace, Nine, Ace Is this always x+9+x, where: ...
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What hand scores are impossible in Cribbage?

It's very well known that 19 is an impossible score to achieve when counting your hand. What are the other impossible to achieve scores? I've read 25, 26, 27. Does anyone know the answer ...
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How can I best assess the quality of a game of Scrabble?

As a child, I played Scrabble with my grandmother. At the end of each game, she would tally the total score (i.e. both players' combined), and consider the game a good one if the total was high, a ...
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In Gin Rummy, what happens when one knocks but the opponent has a lower or equal deadwood?

In Gin Rummy, what happens when one knocks but the opponent has a lower or equal deadwood? E.g. I knock placing everything but a 6. My opponent was able to place everything but a 4. So, my opponent ...
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Alive strings inside a string?

$$ ------------------ $$ | O . O X . . . . $$ | . O O X . . . . $$ | O O O X . . . . $$ | X X X X . . . . $$ | . . . X . . . . $$ | . . . X . . . . $$ | X X X X . . . . $$ | . . . . . . . . How is ...
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Go ending. Why do players stop? [duplicate]

I'm learning the game GO. I see that after the players have made a lot of moves, at the end of the game, there are several visible territories for black and for white. But I don't understand, why does ...
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How is a Gin Rummy hand scored if both the knocking and defending player have Gin?

I am playing with the Big Gin variant, which is not part of the base game. Say I pick up a card from the deck which makes me a Gin hand. Only, I don't realize it due to say, misreading my hand, or I ...
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