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Official Q&A: VIQC 2019-2020: Squared Away

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Do the orange pins count as part of the floor?

Chris Calver (Event Partner)

The definition of scored for a green cube states:

d. A Cube is Scored on a Platform if it meets the following criteria: i. The Cube is contacting the Platform (including its supporting structures). ii. The Cube is not contacting the Floor. iii. The Cube is not contacting the Field Perimeter. iv. The Cube matches the color of the Platform (i.e. is a green Cube). Note: A maximum of one (1) Cube may count for points per Platform.

The definition of Floor is:

The interior part of the playing field that is within the field perimeter.

If a cube meets all the criteria of d. but is supported by the orange ball-retaining pins on the floor, is it scored?

Answered by Game Design Committee

Thank you for quoting the relevant rules from the Game Manual.

The orange pins are not considered part of the Floor. For the purposes of this question, the definition of Floor can be interpreted as "the white & black plastic field tiles".

Provided that all other criteria from the definition of Scored are met, then yes, a Cube which is contacting the orange pins without contacting the Floor would be considered Scored.