Most games require players to keep score in some fashion. Some score trackers are elegant. Others are not. Some are heavy boards that make a pocket-size game require a bulky box. Other games have you keeping track of health with spinners or spin-down dice. The worst offenders suggest you find a pen and paper. There are a hundred reasons why a pocket-size, elegant score tracker should go in your game bag.
The USC (Universal Score Card) was created to meet that need. It has been used for tracking health in MtG and Star Realms... for tracking points over 3 rounds in Sushi Go... for turning Dixit into a pocket-sized game... tracking stat mods in D&D without burning through pencil erasers... and finally, for playtesting prototypes without worrying about graphic design. It was made by a game designer to be as useful and as versatile as possible.
The USC (Universal Score Card) pack consists of 18 cards in 2 types. Card type A (10 cards in different colors) has two different abacuses on the front and back. The front allows you to track from -99 to +999, and has a spot for marking first-player or dealer for the round. The back is for games with a smaller point spread, allowing you to track -49 to +99. Card type B (8 cards in uniform colors) features 5 numbered spaces that allow you to create a score tracker of up to 40 points in 5-point intervals.
In order to keep costs down on USC, I have not included any bits for tracking information or tuckboxes for storage. Card type A works best with 8mm ice cubes, found here:Ice Cube, 8mm, Clear
However, it also works with 1cm cubes and halma pawns. The back side even works with winks. Choose whichever piece you want, and order however many you think you will need. Card type B should work with whichever pawns your game came with. Otherwise, The Game Crafter has a wonderful selection of pawns to choose from.
If you are looking for a portable case, the 41-card box will fit both the score cards and however many 8mm cubes you need.Tuck Box, Poker, Clear, 41