So yesterday I talked about Kingdomino and what the maximum possible score is in two player 7 x 7 grid mode is (http://goparker.com/post/2018-05-14-ultimate-king-domino/). I showed a possible contender (267 points) and asked whether you could do better, throwing down the gauntlet. Well I picked the gauntlet back up again and did better myself.
286 points! The table below shows the breakdown for the image shown above. I think this may be an actual maximum. I went through several iterations to get here.
|Colours||Number of Tiles||Number of Spots||Total Points|
|Blue Squares||1||0||1 x 0 = 0|
|Grey Circles||17||5||17 x 5 = 85|
|Pink Triangles||3||0||3 x 0 = 0|
|Yellow Stars||12||6||12 x 6 = 72|
|Green Crosses||9||6||9 x 6 = 54|
|White Hearts||6||10||6 x 10 = 60|
|Used all tiles||5|
It is slightly annoying that there are 4 non-scoring tiles there (the pink and blue ones), but there was more value in sacrificing them to bolster the other colours.
So I ask again: Can you do better? This time I carefully remove my glove before slapping it sharply across your cheek.