At the end of each round players add up the total number of squares in the pieces that they have remaining; this constitutes their score.
Statement from my printed copy
Each player counts the number of unit squares in his/her remaining pieces (1 unit square= -1 point).
I can't understand it as different, let alone simplified.
Advantages over the current scoring system: Whether or not players are discouraged from playing the singleton does not really simplify the scoring.
- Doesn't discourage players from using their '1' tile