Lost cities calculator

Lost cities is a great 2 player game (see our review here), but it’s always a little tough trying to figure out your score at the end, and we feel like it detracts from actually playing the game

To remedy that, we’ve created a calculator where you can simply click on the cards you have for each expedition, and you’ll get your score at the bottom.

In case you want a refresher on how the score works, it’s like this:

  • If you have no cards on an expedition, you get 0 points for that expedition
  • For each investment card (the handshake ones) you have, you will increase your multiplier by 1 (2 for 1 card, 3 for 2 cards, and 4 for 3 cards)
  • Add up all the number cards and subtract 20
  • Use the multiplier with the following as an example:
    • On the green expedition, you have played a single investment card, a 2, 5, 7, and 10
    • 2 + 5 + 7 + 10 = 24
    • 24 – 20 = 4
    • Since you have 1 investment card, your multiplier is 2
    • 4 * 2 = 8
    • So, you’ve scored 8 points for that expedition
  • Keep in mind, the multiplier applies even if you get a negative score! If all you play is a single investment card, that expedition is worth -40!
  • If you managed to play 8 or more cards of a single expedition color, you get to add 20 points to that expedition score
  • Finally, add all of the expedition scores together to get your final score

This makes the lowest possible score for each expedition a -80, and the maximum possible score a 156

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