BSW (Brettspielwelt; a site where you play boardgames life online against real opponents) counts each game as one hand. Some results from the statistics there:
The average points per hand for the 100 players with most games played (about 900000 total) is 36.94 points.
If i sort all players which played more than 10 hands of Lost cities (10368) by their average points per game, the medium players (position in the middle of the list) have 33.23 points per hand.
So 35 points are an average score.
Wow - thank you - that was very interesting info !
A whopping nine hundred thousand games ...???
That's .... a lot of games!
With those kind of statistics, the info has to mean something.. Again - thank you !