Scores are based on 15s, pairs, runs, and flushes.
Scoring is as follows:
Pair = 2 points
15 = 2 points
Flush = 5 points
Run = 1 point / card
(min of 3 cards in run)
Scores are counted based on the direction of the player (up/down or left/right).
Runs, pairs, 15s, and flushes are all counted independently, and the same cards in a row/column can be used to create any combintation thereof.
Each row or column is counted individually and then all the rows or columns are added up to create the player's final score for the hand.
15s are scored when 2 or more cards in the same row or column can be added together to create 15 (i.e. 9 + 6 or 2 + 3 + 10)
The values for the cards are:
Ace = 1
2 = 2
3 = 3
4 = 4
5 = 5
6 = 6
7 = 7
8 = 8
9 = 9
10 = 10
Jack = 10
Queen = 10
King = 10
Each possible combination of cards is counted as a distinct 15. For example, a 7-7-8 combintation is counted as two 15s, since two 7-8 combinations are possible
Pairs are when two of the same type of card are in the same row or column
Each possible combination of cards is counted as a distinct pair. For example, 3 cards of the same type would be 6 points, since 3 distinct combinations of pairs can be created.
Runs are 3 or more consecutive cards in the same row or column
Order of cards are:
Each possible combination of cards is counted as a distinct run. For example, 5-6-6-7 would be counted as two runs since the 5,7 cards can be coupled with each six independently to create two runs.
Flushes are when an entire row or column contains cards that are all the same suit.
They do not need to be in consecutive order