Originally Posted by jetsknicks1
What's the best way to keep track of the points on the card? I very rarely gamble on the course but this game sounds fun. Sorry if it's a stupid question.
Actually a good question. 2 different ways..... depending on how aggressive you want to get.
Use an extra scorecard......
On hole one, players A and B win against C and D. A and B each get +1 for the hole and C and D each get -1.
On hole two, player B goes it alone and loses. He loses double to each of the other 3 so he gets -6 and each of the others get a +2.
After the round, you simply net out everyone's points. The net losers throw a buck a pt (or whatever) into the pot and it gets split among the net winners based on their net positive point totals.
In that way if you're on the losing team, you're paying one point to one of the team members of the winning team while your partner pays one point to the other member of the winning team.
No extra card needed.
Simply place a dot next to each winner's score on the scorecard for each point won. If 2 players win against the other 2, each of the winners gets a single dot. If 1 player goes Wolf and wins against the other 3, the single winner gets 2 dots. If the Wolf loses against the other 3, each of them 2 dots.
After the round you add up every bodies dots and everyone collects from anyone less than them and pays anyone above them.
In this scenario, what's happening is that when the teams are split 2 against 2, each player on a losing team on any given hole, is paying one dot to each player on the winning team, not just one of the them. If you're on the winning team, you're collecting a pt from each player, rather than just one of them.
Because you win/lose more as a team in option 2 (2 pts) while the risk is the same as a Wolf (6 pts), option 1 tends to reward the lone Wolf a little more.
We generally play option 2.
Hope that makes sense.......