Score, Dice, Keep/roll selection.
Skills required / taught:
Score the most points by
rolling five dice to make certain combinations.
Yahtzee is a dice poker game. The trick is to figure out how to use
each dice roll in your 3-roll turn, to give you that combination.
Scoring combinations have varying point values. Some are fixed
values and some are the total value of the dice.
A Yahtzee is five-of-a-kind and holds the game's highest point value
of 50 (not counting multiple "Yahtzees" in the same game).
How it Works
In the upper section, each box is scored by summing the total number
of dice faces matching that box. Say you roll three "twos" - the
score would be recorded as 6 in the twos box. BONUS: Score a total
of at least 63 points in the upper section, and a bonus of 35 points
is added to your score. It pays to roll as many of each dice face as
The lower section contains the poker-themed combinations.
New Spin – Yahtzee puts a new spin on poker by playing it with dice
instead of cards. What kind of new spin could you put on an existing
game? Dice with something other than numbers on them, cards with
more (or less) than four suits, or a spinner with a unique set of