How To Count Points/Maal In Nepali Card Game ‘Marriage’? 6 Easy Steps 1 comment


Playing marriage (in cards) is a favourite pass-time among Nepalis. Wherever 4+ Nepalis meet first thing they ask is ‘marriage khelne hoina’ ? But there is always that one guy even after mastering the game for years find it difficult to calculate the points. The process is bit tricky but trust me it’s rather straight forward. All you need is just basic mathematics. Read this thoroughly so that next time you play this wonderful game nobody can cheat you. Happy marriage life guys.

The crucial moment in a game is whether you have seen a joker/maal or not, that can change the whole game. So we present it that way. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Always fun to play this wonderful Nepali card game 'marriage'

Always fun to play this wonderful game ‘marriage’

 

Maal Nahereko Khandama/When You Don’t See A Joker

When you don’t see a maal/joker, calculation is straightforward. You find sum of all the valid maal on the floor and add +10 points. Remember your maal are not valid so they are not counted. Let’s see this again in simple steps.

1 Count all the valid maal of each player and find total sum.

2 Add +10 points and pay it to the player who finishes game.

3 For eg, there are 4 players and total maal is 58. Your net loss is -68 (-58-10).

In this case you lost 68 points which means you need to pay -68 to the player who finishes the game. Value of point is decided before the game, if it is Rs 1 per point it will be Rs 68, if 10 per point Rs 680, likewise.

 

Isn’t it simple?

 

Maal Hereko Khandama/ When You See A Joker

 

4 Find the sum of all the valid maal on the floor of each player and add +3. If total valid maal of all 5 players is 45, your loss is -48 points (-45-3). Wait, its not your net loss.

5 Now calculate your maal and multiply by no of players. For eg, if you have 7 ko maal, your gain will be 35 points (7×5 players). Again, its not your net gain.

6 Now do easy simplification to know your net loss/gain. Rule no 5- Rule no 6 = Net Loss/Gain.

Or use formula= (Your Maal x No Of Players) – (Total Maal + 3)

=  (7×5) – (45+3)

= -13

Your net loss is -13 points. If you have played Rs 1 per point your loss is Rs 13, if it was Rs 10 per point it will be Rs 130.

 

Now let’s do some test. If you get all the answers right you are ready for the game 🙂

1. Total maal 56, players 5, your maal 13, not seen a joker/maal. Your net loss/gain?

2 Total maal 24, players 4, your maal 15, someone else finishes the game. Your net loss/gain?

3 Total maal 31, players 6, your maal 8, someone else finishes the game. Your net loss/gain? Answers below

 

Note: This post is only for those who already know how to play the game but are confused while counting the points. Above mentioned rules are quite common however it can vary from place to place.

 

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Answers: 3 +14,  2 +33,  1 -66

 

And at last: Double check all the maal and points because there is always someone trying to add invalid maal 😛


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