Questions tagged [scoring]

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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How can we remember to score points for claimed routes?

When we play Ticket to Ride we sometimes forget to score the points and move the score markers. You know; you're playing not only to get points, but to enjoy the game. And when someone realises they ...
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Are there any websites for keeping score of various boardgames?

My friends and I are pretty competitive. We play a lot of various games with various scoring systems used by each (i.e. 7-wonders, Catan, Dominion, etc...). Does anybody know of any website or ...
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Why is there a bonus for holding honors in bridge? Isn't having 4-5 of the highest trumps privileges enough?

After I read about honors in bridge, I quickly started wondering why they were added to the scoring system. Its obviously a privilege to be holding the cards required, so I can see why the scoring ...
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How are Scrabble Bingo's calculated with regard to word multipliers?

Are bingos added to the basic score of the word and then modified by multipliers or are they added on after the play is scored?
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Origin of scores for letters in Scrabble (in relation to their frequency in a langauge)

In Scrabble, each letter is worth a number of points. Typically, the rarer the letter, the more score it has, see Scrabble letter distribution and score. Does anyone know how these scores are being ...
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Game end in Shark

In Shark I think the game ends in one of two ways. Either one company reaches 15 points, or one pile of counters runs out. In the first case what happens if a company would reach 16 points? In the ...
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What rules were used wrong in Tabletop's episode for “Fortune and Glory”?

In the opening of the Tabletop episode for Fortune and Glory, a tabletop gaming series with Will Wheaton, there is a disclaimer in the opening saying that many rules were used wrongly. I liked the ...
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What is the highest achievable score in Catan

The game ends as soon as you get 10 or more points, so even if you can build multiple things, the one that gets you to 10 is it. I'm fairly certain that the highest score possible in Catan is 12 ...
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7 Wonders scoring question (Olympia B, copying a guild) on BSW

On BrettspielWelt, I played Olympia (B) and built the 3rd wonder stage (copy a guild). The end score confused me, and I think BSW might have implemented the scoring wrong. We were 3 players. Everyone ...
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Scrabble Triple Word Score Question

In Scrabble, If on the board there is: PICKLE If you start at the E tile, go down one tile, then right one tile there is a triple word score. If you put SO vertically at the end of pickles (So the ...
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What happens when a deal is passed out in Duplicate Bridge Tournaments?

I understand how duplicate bridge works, but I'm still missing one small conceptual part of the scoring, being the outcome when a deal is passed out. Is the score for that hand just assumed to be 0 ...
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End game deciding on dead stones

In a game of Go, we were in a strange position. If my opponent moved at one point to put my pieces in atari, his pieces would get taken. If I moved at that same point my pieces would’ve been taken. ...
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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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Losing points for partially completed destination tickets in Ticket to Ride

I have the game Ticket to Ride: Europe and I'm a little confused about the points for destination tickets. I read somewhere that if you don't start to complete one of your destination tickets, at the ...
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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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How to score the Southampton to New York route in Ticket to Ride UK?

In Ticket to Ride UK, when the Southampton to New York route is claimed, does the claimant receive the points for laying down train cars in addition to the 40 points stated on the board? If so, how ...
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Rubber bridge: when must honours be declared in order to be scored?

If you have four or five honors (or four aces in no-trump), when does it have to be declared? The last time I played, I declared my four honors for 100 points after the hand was over. The bridge ...
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Is anyone aware of any score keeping apps (BB10 or Android) that can keep track of score (including extra meta-data)?

I know there are lots of apps (eg: keepscore, scorekeeper, endless variations of those words) that can keep a simple tally for various players for generic games. I am looking for one that can: Keep ...
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Apostrophes, hyphens, or other tile-less characters in Bananagrams

In Bananagrams, are words that require characters such as hyphens, dashes, and spaces (all of which do not have tiles) allowed simply by omitting the characters with corresponding tile? Or are they ...
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Do you score points for claiming a route in Ticket to Ride Pennsylvania?

Do you score points for claiming a route in Ticket to Ride Pennsylvania as you do in all other variants of the Ticket to Ride game? The rules aren't explicit and there is no scoring guide.
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In contract bridge, what are bonus points for?

I am a beginner and could not find out the application or the use of those bonus points above the line in contract(rubber) bridge. If the winner in a contract bridge is the pair that first achieves 2 ...
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1-on-1 unorganized tournament scoring system

Assume I want to run a game tournament with 1-on-1 games (think chess) that have (for simplicity) just win or lose as the outcome and I need a way to rank the players. Formally speaking, I want a ...
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Acol Bridge card game

I am playing game in 4 hearts and get four. The opponents revoke on the 12th trick. If they had not revoked they would of taken us down one trick. Do we get our four hearts? I know a revoke does not ...
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Scoring Attractions in Ticket to Ride: New York

I recently bought the new version of Ticket to Ride New York. One thing that is slightly unclear is the scoring rules on routes between two tourist attractions. (Sorry if that is incorrect, but I don'...
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What is considered a good score in Scrabble?

In Scrabble, what is considered a good score for: A two player game A three player game A four player game In a two player game with my sister, we once got a 236/249 scoring game. When we played ...
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Counting a surrounded non-alive carpenter's square

I was playing against Crazy Stone and we ended up with (essentially) this corner situation: $$W $$ ------------- $$ | . . 5 X O . $$ | 4 1 3 X O . $$ | . 2 , X O . $$ | X X X X O . $$ | O O O O O . $$...
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Why does Pinochle utilize ultra-high point values for melds?

In Pinochle, according to the Bicycle insert in my decks, at least, aces around (one ace of each suit) is worth 100 points. The 9 of trump is worth 10. Other meld values all are multiples of ten. ...
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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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What is the purpose of bonus points in gin rummy?

What purpose do the bonus points after a player wins a game of gin serve? Let's say two players agree to play a game to 100 points. At the end of the game, the typical rules call for bonus points to ...
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Do you score for all smaller words within the long one in the same move in scrabble?

If the word you play in scrabble contains several smaller words, do you score all of them, or just the longest? E.g. TRAIN as TRAIN+RAIN+IN, or just TRAIN? Cannot find it clarified in any rules...
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Go - How does one count territory in these scenarios?

I'm learning to play Go (Japanese rule) however I'm still confuse how to count territory in some cases. Which side each territory belongs to? Scenario 1 $$W Scenario1 $$ -------------------- $$ | . ....
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Does a monopoly in a commodity in Sheriff of Nottingham gain both bonuses?

In the end-game scoring of Sheriff of Nottingham the majority holder of each legal commodity gets a bonus, as does the 2nd-majority holder. If one play happens to be the only trader of a commodity do ...
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How would this seki be scored at the end of the game?

I'm a Go beginner with a VERY little bit of experience (three or four actual games under my belt), and I'm looking through the life and death problems at Sensei's Library trying to get a better ...
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Is there a long-term scoring system for 4 or 5 players who have played the same game repeatedly?

We are a group of 4, sometimes 5 players who have played Power Grid every week for nearly 2 years. For every game we have played, I have kept track of game dates and rankings (1st place, 2nd,..., 5th)....
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The Witches: A Discworld Board Game - Defeating Count Bela

When you defeat Count Bela Magpyr, the rules says that all Magpyr figures are removed from the board. What will happen with the points in that cards? Are for the player who defeat Bela or just are ...
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VP value of space 0 & 1 on the reputation track in Above and Below

In Above and Below, the area next to the starting space and the 1-reputation space on the reputation track have a 2/3 and a 5 vp symbol next to them: My group has become mixed on whether those ...
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Texas Holdem: How to Score this Hand - Single Pair, 3 kickers [duplicate]

I have a question for you. It's a question that came up last night in a poker game and is still being debated by the group. Some say split, some say one winner. Please let me know how you would score ...
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What if two players are eligible for the Express bonus?

The longest path for Adam are ten trains while Bella and Celia both has a longest path of fifteen trains, i.e both Bella and Celia has the longest path and thus are eligible for the Express Bonus/...
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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, ...
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How do you score 5,5,5,5 in-hand with a non-ten, non-face card turned up?

You are dealt 6 cards and find you have four 5s plus two other cards. You put those two non-scorers in the crib. You hope for a ten on the turn-up, but it's an off card that doesn't help anything. How ...
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Go - How does one count territory in these two scenarios? (9x9)

I'm learning to play Go and I was trying to develop a game in java, but I'm still not sure how to count territory in some cases. In the scenario below, which side belongs to White, Top or Bottom? $...
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How do you score an all wild card Canasta?

Today I made my first ALL Wild card Canasta with six 2's and a Joker in Classic Canasta :O) How much is this worth please? Also, it was concealed... does that 'Up' the bonus?
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How does a renege that is discovered later in a bridge game affect the scoring?

In a recent bridge game, the contract was 2C doubled. The contracting team discovered, at a point in the game after a trick had been played that the opposing team had reneged. They assert that there ...
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Can dummy claim points for honors in contract bridge?

North won the bid at 4 hearts. When South laid down his dummy hand, South had 4 of the top 5 hearts. Is the North-South team eligible to declare 100 honors even though North won the bid and South ...
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Churchill Solitaire scoring

In theory, one scores 5 points for each card moved from the "devil's 6" and 1 point for each of the other cards. So a win should score 98 + 30 = 128 (ignoring any bonus for winning in a short time). ...
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In cribbage, during the play, what is the count for four 5s in a row?

If the person to the left of the dealer starts play with a 5, the next person plays a 5, the third person plays a 5 and finally, the dealer plays a 5, what is the count for the dealer? Obviously the ...
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How do you count runs in cribbage during play

10-10-4 opponent started hand and can't play, I play 3-2-1 . How many points do I get for the run? 4 or 7 ?
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Two-handed cribbage

This evening, after contributing to the crib, I held three 5s and the Jack of the 5 that was turned by my opponent. So, what did my hand score, with the four fives and the Jack of the knobs, after ...