The Question: When playing KanJam, do you need to win by 2?
The answer: This was asked on Facebook earlier this week, so we figured this would make for a great Friday blog post. A lot of house games have added "win by 2" rules, but the official KanJam rules have always said you can win by 1.
The win by 1 and the Instant Win Slot are part of what make KanJam so exciting, because at any time you or your opponent can win the game. You can be down 20-15, but if you have a perfect round with two threes you can win the game 21-20. You can also be down 20-4, hit an instant win, and the game is over just like that.
So, to summarize, whether your up 1, 11, or 19 if you have 21 and your opponents do not (after the teams final throws (or "The Hammer") then the game is over and you move on to a re-match.
If you have a KanJam rules question that you'd like answered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or reply in the comments of this blog or Facebook.