In the default game single, isolated pyramids are indeed counted, but they are still subject to the ”-1 point per group” rule. This means isolated 1-pip pyramids are worthless.
The minimum value of a piece is zero. The only situation where this matters is if one of your 3-pip pyramids is surrounded by all 5 of your 1-pips. In such a situation the 3-pip is still worth 0 points and not -1.
To “control” a park you must surround it on all sides. Even if the park is in the corner, it is still worth the full 3 points if controlled.
It is possible to end up in a situation where you have no legal moves. In these cases you may pass. If all the players are forced to pass in sequence, the game will terminate and be scored.
games/subdivision.txt · Last modified: 2007/08/02 18:25 by Aaron