# Answered: Scores In The Neutral Zone

The rules state that stars/cubes are scored as nothing if they are touching two opposing zones. Obviously that means that any stars touching both blue and red near zones is worth zero points. However the rules do not define the neutral zone at all. Is the neutral zone an opposing zone to everybody such that if a star is touching your near zone and the neutral zone it is worth zero points? Or is the neutral zone a non opposing zone such that in the example above the star is in your near zone (the higher point value zone)? Similarly the tape that defines the neutral zone is by definition no zone. Does this mean that a star that is in your near zone and on the tape is scored as the near zone?

No, this is not correct. The neutral zone is not a defined Zone.

In this example, the Star is only touching one Zone, the Near Zone. Thus it is Scored in the Near Zone.

This is the same as above. Since the neutral zone is not a defined Zone, this Star is only touching one Zone, the Near Zone. Thus it is Scored in the Near Zone.