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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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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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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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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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Card Game Scoring System [closed]

I am trying to develop a scoring function for 5-card draw poker hands. The scoring function must produce a partial ordering over hands, so that the score of hand 1 is less than the score of hand 2 if ...
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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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Multi event scoring system

This actually pertains to an informal family sporting event, but I think this is probably the best exchange to ask. Basically we're holding a series of competitions (miniputt, hoop shooting, etc), ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Koi-Koi : does players score their points in case of tie game?

This question refers to the Hanafuda gard game, with Koi-Koi rules. When you form a Yaku (let's say a 1 point Yaku : Tane, 5 animals), you've got the possibility to call Koi-Koi and keep playing the ...
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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 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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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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During scoring, can an Inuksuk be a double?

In the card game Nanuk, When the game is over and players are tallying up their points, can an Inuksuk be counted as a double card (a card with two animals on it)? Since it's a wild card, an Inuksuk ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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