pamtha wrote:Is the scoring complicated? With the specs, it sounds like I would spend more time figuring out the score at the end than I would playing the game. Who has played this?
Or, maybe we play it like ConnectFour - link your pieces and instant win!
Scoring is pretty easy. There's score counters on the side of the game, so you add points as you go.
Basically, as you lay down your color of pieces on your turn, every piece that touches another is 1 point. The caveat is that you must have at least 3 touching in a chain to start scoring. So if you get 5 all touching together, your first drop is worth 0, second is again 0, third earns you +3 points, fourth gets another +1, fifth is another +1, etc. Goes until you're blocked and must start a new chain.
Also, if you drop a piece that leaves a void, that's -1 or -2 points depending on how many squares you left unfilled.
So in all, pretty easy. And fun.