Q: I don’t understand how the high-goal scoring works. Please help me!

A: The scoring is described in “The Game” section of the Elevation Manual.

A cube is considered scored if some part of the cube is within the triangular space defined by the outer edges of the goal, and the cube is not touching a robot of it’s color. The cube can hang over the edge of the goal, and it still counts – as long as it isn’t touching a robot of the same color (i.e. RED cubes don’t count if they are touching RED robots.)

Note that since the goals extend infinitely upwards cubes can be stacked above the height of the goal and they still count.

Each cube that is “scored” is worth 1-point.

There is also a bonus for “owning” the high goal. For an alliance to own the goal, their color cube must be the vertically highest cube scored in that goal. Basically, whatever color is on top at the end, gets ownership of the goal.

Each goal that is “owned” is worth 5-points.

You can NOT own a low-goal. There is no low-goal ownership.
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Refer to the scoring examples below for more clarification.**

Example 1:
Red has one cube scored in the goal. This is worth 1-point.
Blue has one cube scored in the goal. This is worth 1-point.
The Blue cube is the highest scored cube. Blue gets ownership of the goal. This is worth 5-points.

Final Score for this goal:
Red - 1 point
Blue - 6 points

Example 2:
Red has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-points.
Blue has one cube scored in the goal. This is worth 1-point.
The Red cube is the highest scored cube. Red gets ownership of the goal. This is worth 5-points.

Final Score for this goal:
Red - 7 point
Blue - 1 points

Example 3:
Red has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-points.
Blue has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-point.
The Blue cube is the highest scored cube. Blue gets ownership of the goal. This is worth 5-points.

Final Score for this goal:
Red - 2 point
Blue - 7 points

Example 4:
Red has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-points.
Blue has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-point.
(Note that even though the blue cube is hanging over the edge, it still is considered “scored” and counts for points.)

The Blue cube is the highest scored cube. Blue gets ownership of the goal. This is worth 5-points.

Final Score for this goal:
Red - 2 point
Blue - 7 points

Example 5:
Red has three cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 3-points.
Blue has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-point.

Now, even though both alliances have a colored cube at the top of the goal, the BLUE cube is visibly sticking up above the Red cube (it is tilted at an angle). This means the Blue cube is the highest cube in the goal.

The Blue cube is the highest scored cube. Blue gets ownership of the goal. This is worth 5-points.

Final Score for this goal:
Red - 3 point
Blue - 7 points

Example 6:
Red has three cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 3-points.
Blue has two cubes scored in the goal. This is worth 2-point.
(Note that even though the blue cube is hanging over the edge, it still is considered “scored” and counts for points.)

Now, both alliances have a cube at the top of the goal. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to determine which cube is highest. They look about even!

Since it is impossible to determine which color cube is highest in the goal, NO ownership is awarded for this goal. There are NO points assigned for ownership!

Final Score for this goal:
Red - 3 point
Blue - 2 points