RftG-Scorer

RftG-Scorer


Race For The Galaxy board game scorer for Android with recognition ability.

This is a little homebrew application for Android based phones which goal is to help Race For The Galaxy game players to calculate their total victory points fast. The main idea is to make your phone to recognize cards you have played and show you the total score and other statistics.

All three expansion packs are supported. Prestige counter can be enabled using application menu.

To run this application OpenCV Manager must be installed.

Take your phone horizontally so that red reset button is on the left and blue chips-increment button is on the right. Point it to the cards placed on the table. Try not to be too close, normally it should be able to recognize 8 card laying in 2 rows from the single frame. Newly recognized cards are outlined with green, others are outlined with red.

Card can be recognized only when it is in more or less upward position. Rotated card will not be recognized.

Add chips by pressing the chips button.

Press red reset button to clear recognized cards list and to reset chips counter.


This project is open-source and non-profitable, however it contains art which belongs to Rio Grande Games and Race For The Galaxy designer Tom Lehmann.


Sources and some additional information can be found here:

https://github.com/grchld/rftg-scorer/blob/release/README.md#rftg-scorer

Recent changes:
1.4.5
- Adding Alien Artifacts Support

1.4.3
- Fixing camera's black screen bug

1.4.2
- Memory corruption fix

1.4.1
- Score calculation fixes:
Oort cloud has trade power
Black Market Trading World doesn't have trade power
- Matching algorithm modifications

1.3
- Show loading progress.
- Support of the second and the third expansion packs, use menu to enable prestige counter.

1.2.3
- Allowing to install on SDCARD.
- Minor performance improvements.
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About RftG-Scorer
Race For The Galaxy board game scorer for Android with recognition ability.

This is a little homebrew application for Android based phones which goal is to help Race For The Galaxy game players to calculate their total victory points fast. The main idea is to make your phone to recognize cards you have played and show you the total score and other statistics.

All three expansion packs are supported. Prestige counter can be enabled using application menu.

To run this application OpenCV Manager must be installed.

Take your phone horizontally so that red reset button is on the left and blue chips-increment button is on the right. Point it to the cards placed on the table. Try not to be too close, normally it should be able to recognize 8 card laying in 2 rows from the single frame. Newly recognized cards are outlined with green, others are outlined with red.

Card can be recognized only when it is in more or less upward position. Rotated card will not be recognized.

Add chips by pressing the chips button.

Press red reset button to clear recognized cards list and to reset chips counter.


This project is open-source and non-profitable, however it contains art which belongs to Rio Grande Games and Race For The Galaxy designer Tom Lehmann.


Sources and some additional information can be found here:

https://github.com/grchld/rftg-scorer/blob/release/README.md#rftg-scorer

Recent changes:
1.4.5
- Adding Alien Artifacts Support

1.4.3
- Fixing camera's black screen bug

1.4.2
- Memory corruption fix

1.4.1
- Score calculation fixes:
Oort cloud has trade power
Black Market Trading World doesn't have trade power
- Matching algorithm modifications

1.3
- Show loading progress.
- Support of the second and the third expansion packs, use menu to enable prestige counter.

1.2.3
- Allowing to install on SDCARD.
- Minor performance improvements.

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A Google User
Sep 12, 2014
Works great! Very useful.
A Google User
Sep 5, 2014
Great scoring app! Works well on a Galaxy s2 and s4 Alien Artifacts is now included! It reads the image, not the text title, so those with foreign versions of the game can also make use of this. It works well enough that I pointed my camera at images of the cards on a computer screen and it even picked up those (although you may have to enlarge them)! However, beware if you're in a dimly lit area. I do wish there was a way to just enter the number of VP tokens, instead of having to tap say, 26 times to assign yourself 26 VP. However, it shouldn't be too hard to calculate that rest yourself with everything else done for you. A way to enter a numpad and/or a long press to -1 unit would be nice, though not a top priority. OTOH, there appears to be a bug with Alien Survey Technology and Galactic Seti Survey... if you're NOT playing with the orb scenario, the former is only supposed to give you 1pt from the latter since you ignore all of the survey team powers. If playing with the orb scenario, the former gets you 2pts from the latter now.
A Google User
Aug 26, 2014
Handy and fun It does most of the work, but you still need to count all chips manually. Amazing photo recognition of cards. So impressive that I assume it must be possible to scan a pool of points too. There is a bug in card points for prestige. Separate points for goals would be nice. All input should be adjustable up/down.
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
Wow This is amazing. No more adding up VP at the end of a game.
A Google User
May 3, 2014
Fantastic app, a few suggestions I just tested this with some Alien Artifacts cards on on my Galaxy S5 and it works great. Thanks for the fantastic work! I have a few suggestions, however: 1. Allow the user to press a button to snap a photo (or photos) for analysis, instead of analysis being constant. If you display outlines on the cards in the snapped photo, the user can know which need to be re-captured. Right now, the app kills my batteries! 2. If recognizing is constant, at least allow it to be toggled on/off? 3. Change the red "already captured" card outline to blue or cyan. Red feels too much like error. Or military. Maybe use a red outline for something that looks like a card but doesn't detect properly? 4. Allow numeric entry for setting victory points. It's easy to accidentally click one too many times.