From the official rules on Hasbro's website:
Premium Word Squares: The score for an entire word is doubled when one of its letters is placed on a pink square: it is tripled when one of its letters is placed on a red square.
The Triple Word square triples the value of any word played on it. So in your example, SO would score triple points, but PICKLES ...
You only score each tile in a word once, where a word is the full sequence of letters added or modified in each column or row by your tile placement.
If you check the scoring example in the official rules from Hasbro (click on the Scoring tab, then scroll to the bottom), it will show you how it works.
The first word in their example is HORN which gives a ...
It's a split. If you take the highest scoring set of five cards, each player is holding a double king, queen, ten and nine. The eight of clubs and four of hearts are never considered in scoring.
Here's an explanation of this five-card scoring rule. Especially:
Five might be the most important number in poker, if only because five cards make a complete ...
The game ends when you reach 10 points on your turn, so if you are playing with 5 or 6 players you could easily get high then 10 on the special build phases so it would be closer to the maximum number of points possible with the amount of building you have.
5 point for settlements
8 points for cities
4 for longest road and largest army
5 in hidden ...
Boardgamegeek (http://boardgamegeek.com) has a play reporting feature which can include who played, what position each played, their score, and additional notes. Play notes can be publicly accessed. (It can be a bit of a pain, tho, to find someone else's plays.)
It does exactly what you're asking for. If the same person reports every time, it's readily ...
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 for both sides
Yes. Why would there be an exception? Passing out the hand is a perfectly valid way to play it.
making it identical to a hand that happened to ...
The rule of honors applies to any side. So if you are defending hearts holding AKQJ of hearts, you get the requisite number of points.
It really does not matter that there is a bonus for this. In the long run, the luck factor will even out: as the points go above the line.
As to why this is there: Most of initial bridge (i.e. auction bridge) terms and ...
From Law 76 in the American Contract Bridge League laws,
Honours may be claimed until the next hand has been dealt or the rubber has been completed and scored – whichever comes sooner.
Law 78 also states, with my emphasis on the specific relevant example,
When it is acknowledged by a majority of the players that a scoring error was made in recording ...
As TimK pointed out, the situation could be but may not be a Seki but without a diagram to show to us, it's not easy for us to guess what happened.
Seki : no one die, everyone live
$$ | X . O X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | X . O X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | X X O X . . . X . . . . . . . . ...
For each intersection, ask yourself if it belongs to white or black.
The issue with your examples is that the games are not finished yet. You should keep playing until you can answer the question above. For now let me just try and address the top right corner.
In scenario 1, white is currently enclosing two intersections. But black will eventually capture ...
Player 1 plays a 5 - Total = 5 - No Points
Player 2 plays a 5 - Total= 10 - Two Points to player 2 for a pair
Player 3 plays a 5 - Total = 15 - Player 3 get 8 points (2 for the 15 total, and six for the triple)
Player 4 plays a 5 - Total = 20 - Player 4 get 12 points for the four of a kind.
Nice if you can get it :)
That is touched upon in the official History of Scrabble by Hasbro, the owner of Scrabble.
Legend has it Butts studied the front page of “The New York Times” to make his calculations for the letter distribution in the game. This skilled, cryptographic analysis of our language formed the basis of the original tile distribution, which has remained constant ...
During the game
$$ | a b O X O .
$$ | X O O X O .
$$ | . X , X O .
$$ | X X X X O .
$$ | O O O O O .
$$ | . . . . . .
The corner is not settled yet, as both players can choose to:
either start a ten thousand year ko, white by playing at a and black by playing at b
or settle for a seki, if black plays at a or white plays at b.
First off Ace value is either 1 or 11 (this is why face+ace is a blackjack)
Second you choose what it is worth, but most places will assume you want 11 unless it will bust you
So in your hand you can choose between 12,22,22,32
I checked out the recent NASPA 2016 North American Scrabble Championship playlist on Youtube which had ten videos of late round games. I've put the scores of those videos below. Note that competitive Scrabble is only 2 players.
gibson 585 swift 243
eldar 350 francillon 493
gibson 358 li 311
eldar 480 winter 374
gibson 347 swift 333
Seven. Scoring during pegging is performed after each card is played, based on the list of cards thus far. After playing the "2" you score three; after playing the ace you score an additional four. (Consider: if it were the other player that scored for the run of three, you wouldn't take those points away from them when you scored the ace!)
The quality of a game is not determined by the height or depth of the total score. A great example is a soccer match where the total score is 25 goals. Obviously, one or both teams did not know how to play defense very well. Does 25 goals indicate that the game was good? Not necessarily.
Let's examine a three games where we got a total score of 25.
When one side has won two games, all points (both above and below the line) are totaled, and the side with more points wins, even if they didn't win the rubber. This is where the bonus points come into play: the points for undertricks, overtricks, slams, rubber, etc. all count toward the final score.
The American Contract Bridge League explains it the same ...
In tournaments, certainly, a passed hand is treated like any other; both pairs get a zero score. But in some (NB not all) of those clubs where the hands are dealt at the first table rather than set up by the TD, it is the convention to re-deal a hand that is passed out the first time, on the grounds that it's likely to be passed out every time, and so give ...
We keep score during the game but almost always are off by a few points at the end. It's not always from forgetfulness - it's also possible to bump the score markers. Even when counting at the end it's easy to miss a route or count one twice. So at the end of game, here's what we do:
We count one player at a time. For each player:
One player will examine ...
Another measure of a good Scrabble game, used amongst serious tournament players: equity points loss. Let me explain.
As another commenter highlighted, sometimes strategy determines that you should play defensively and get lower score instead, in which case high-score may not measure how well the player plays (if that's your definition of good/quality, as ...
During play you don't count 15s for card combinations, only for the total count. So the third person got two points for making the total count 15, but the dealer only gets the 12 points for the four of a kind. In the same way, if the lead was a three, followed by a king, followed by a 5, the person playing the 5 would not score any points for the play.
Bananagrams has a pretty basic set of rules, compared to other games: it seems that the only guidance on this subject is "a legal word is one found in a dictionary (the volume should be agreed upon in advance)".
Obviously all your examples can be found in many reasonably good dictionaries. However, I (and most other diehard Scrabble players I'm sure) would ...
I agree, it should have copied Red's guild card for you. I can't think of any reason it shouldn't. I've never used BSW, but I'm assuming it makes this choice automatically. It sounds like a bug to me.
I hope their logic isn't looking at the value of the guild card, as scored by the owner, in order to determine which one is best for Olympia. As that would ...
I agree with your assessment of how the scoring should've played out, so I would guess it is a bug, likely because copying that guild gives you 0 purple points so it thought that Blue's guild was better (failing to recognize that it gave you more science points).
I keep track on a piece of paper. Doing this lets you go back anytime during the game to see if a claim was not scored. At the end of the game, if the game scores are close, I'll go back through and double check or re-score the claims.
Something like this:
Plr1 Plr2 Plr3
2 2 4 4 4 4
4 6 1 5
1 7 ...
You get points "below the line" that count toward winning games. You get points "above the line" for HOW you win those games. You also get bonus points "above the line" for other things, that count toward your total score (as described below). The total of ALL the points (game and bonuses) determine the result.
First, victory margin of 2-0 in games is most ...