Score game

The Score game offers an easier way to play against other players by keeping the pace and intensity of the bidding phases.

You will be amazed by this simple and innovative mechanics.

 

 

1. Composition of a Score game

1.1. Cards

A score game consists of 40 cards divided into 10 cards numbered from 0 to 9 in the four signs: clubs, heart, spades and diamonds.

 

1.2. The layout

The layout for 10 seated players is composed of a central area for the three common cards.

A player vs player casino table game
Layout of a Score table game
Not contractual illustration

 

2. Goal of the game

To win, players must achieve the highest score by combining their two cards and the three common cards.

 

2.1. Create and read a score

The score consists of a series of cards in the same sign (clubs, heart, spades and diamonds), read from the highest to the lowest value.

The player has 7 and a 0♠ and the three common cards : 2 9 4

The 7, 2 and 4 make up the score 742.

 

A score with two cards is called : score 2. A score with three cards : score 3 ; and so on.

 

3. Running a round

The game starts in the presence of two minimum players. These, seated at the table, attend the counting and checking the cards. No standing player can participate in the game. The game continues as long as two players are still playing.

 

3.1. The button

Before starting the game, the dealer must determine the place of the button.

The dealer seizes the cards, distributes one to each player face open starting with his left. The strongest card (9, 8, 7, etc.) determines the location of the button. In the event of a tie, a card is distributed to each of the hands tied. Once the player has the designated button, the dealer picks up the cards, seals them to the rest of the package and brews the cards. The game can begin.

 

3.2. The Prime

Before each deal, the player on the left of the button is required to deposit on the table, a mandatory initial wager, called prime, equal to the minimum bet of the table.

This collected stake is placed in the center of the table and constitute the pot.

 

3.3. Distribution of the cards

After checking that all the initial bets are in accordance, the dealer deals the so-called “closed” cards (privative cards), one by one, face-down, starting with the primer, the player seated to the left of the button and going in a clockwise direction. Each player receives two closed cards that he is required to protect.

The best scores of each hand is the highest card or the score of the two cards

 

3.4. 1st round of bidding

At the end of the deal, the players look at their privative cards. Then the dealer proceeds to the first betting round. The player on the left of the primer can:

  • fold: the player lays his cards in front of him, face-down. The dealer picks up the cards, counts them, then burns them;
  • call: the player matches the primer‘s bet;
  • raise: the player puts a higher bet than the previous player. The raise is at least equal to the previous value added.

 

All the other players still in play, to the primer, are determined in the same way.

The primer can:

  • fold: the player lays his cards in front of him, face-down. The dealer picks up the cards, counts them, then burns them;
  • call: the player completes his prime in order to match the bet of the previous player;
  • raise: the player completes his prime to be higher than the previous player bet. The amount of the raise is at least equal to the previous value added.

 

The betting round ends when all players have:

  • checked;
  • folded;
  • called or when their raise has been called.

In the case where no player has raised in the first round of betting, the primer may check. This announcement ends the first round of bidding.

 

When the first round of betting is over, the dealer picks up all bets from all players starting with the first player on the left and then in a clockwise. The stakes collected are added to the pot in the center of the table.

 

3.5. The White

At the end of this first bidding round, the dealer burns the first card of the deck and exposes a card, face-up, which determines the White (card). This card is common to all players still in play.

With the White, 1st common card, the left player score increases to 83

 

3.6. 2nd round of bidding

The dealer proceeds a second round of betting for players still in play. The first player still in play immediately to the left of the button can:

  • check;
  • open: he deposits a bet at least equal to the minimum bet of the table;
  • fold: the player lays his cards in front of him, face-down. The dealer picks up the cards, counts them, then burns them;

 

The next player can:

  • check but only if the previous player checks himself;
  • open: it deposits a bet at least equal to the minimum bet of the table of the table, but only if the previous player has not already opened or has check;
  • call: the player deposits a bet equal to that of the previous player;
  • raise: the player completes his prime to be higher than the previous player bet. The amount of the raise is at least equal to the previous value added.
  • fold: the player lays his cards in front of him, face-down. The dealer picks up the cards, counts them, then burns them;

All the other players still in play are determined in the same way.

 

The betting round ends when all players have:

  • checked;
  • folded;
  • called or when their raise has been called.

When the second round of betting is over, the dealer picks up all bets from all players in a clockwise. The stakes collected are added to the pot in the center of the table.

 

3.7. The Red

At the end of this second bidding round, the dealer burns the first card of the deck and exposes a card, face-up, which determines the Red (card). This card is common to all players still in play in addition to the White.

With the Red, 2nd common card, the right player score increases to 840

 

3.8. 3rd round of bidding

The dealer proceeds a third round of betting for players still in play. All players are determined exactly the same way as in the second bidding round.

When the third round of betting is over, the dealer picks up all bets from all players in a clockwise. The stakes collected are added to the pot in the center of the table.

 

3.9. The Black or “Bell”

At the end of this third bidding round, the dealer burns the first card of the deck and exposes a last card, face-up, which determines the Black (card) also called Bell. This card is common to all players still in play in addition to the White and the Red. All of these three cards make up the board.

With the Black or “Bell”, the last board’s card, the left player score finally increases to 853 and gets the highest score of the table

 

3.10. The last round of bidding

The dealer proceeds a third round of betting for players still in play. All players are determined exactly the same way as in the second bidding round.

When the third round of betting is over, the dealer picks up all bets from all players in a clockwise. The stakes collected are added to the pot in the center of the table.

 

During a betting round, a player may bet the remainder of their stake and declare himself all in. If all the other players fold, the player all in wins the entire pot.

In the event that the total amount of the bet committed by the player is less than the stakes of the other players, the dealer proceeds to create two separate pots.

In any case, if the highest hand is that of another player than the one all in, the dealer will give him all the pots.

 

4. The showdown

The dealer asks the last player who have opened or raised on the last round of betting to showdown his two cards, then to all the other players in the clockwise. In the event that no player opened during the last betting round, the player to showdown his cards is the last one who opened or raised during the previous betting round.

In any case, the best hand is determined by the score achieved with the five cards available to players. The winning hand is the hand of the player with the highest score.

 

In the event of a tie between combinations consisting of less than five cards scored by two or more players, the winning five-card hand shall be the one containing, in addition to the player’s cards or board, the highest card or cards. In case of perfect equality, the pot will be shared between all hands tied. There is perfect equality when the players have the same combination of five cards from their two cards or one of their two cards and the board, or only from the board.

 

5. The end of the game

To stop the game, the last hand will have to be announced beforehand.

 

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