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Yahtzee – freeware online game


I just love games that require to be lucky and smart simultaneously.

Yahtzee is one of that games.But as any game this one is fun and addictive only if it is played in a large group of 5 or more persons.

Rules

The game is played with 5 dices in 13 rounds. The scope of the game is to achieve the best score between the participants.Each round consist of rolling the dices up till 3 times until you found out a category which will preserve the highest score.

Here are the categories:

 

aces

sum of 1s

twos

sum of 2s

threes

sum of 3s

fours

sum of 4s

fives

sum of 5s

sixes

sum of 6s

3 of a kind

sum of all dice

4 of a kind

sum of all dice

full house(2 of a kind and 3 of another kind)

25

sm. straight(4 consecutive dices)

30

lg. straight(5 consecutive dices)

40

Yahtzee(5 of a kind)

50

chance

sum of all dice

Remember that you have only 13 rounds , so in each round you have to score a category.There’s lots of strategies concerning this game and none of those strategies work every time. So here you might say that intervenes chance.As long as you’re lucky you should be fine. But keep in mind that according to statistics the probabilities for obtaining categories from 7 to 13 are decreasing from one category to another.
How to play: example
Let’s say you begin:
Round 1:
Roll1 : you obtain 2 2 2 1 6
I will keep 2 2 2 separately and roll only the 1 6 dices.
Roll 2: you obtain 2 3
At this point i will put along the dice 2 and roll only 3.
Roll 3: you obtain 6
Conclusion: i completed the category 4 of a kind.Once a category is completed , i’m done with that category.You calculate the points for that category and it’s done!
You do this for 13 rounds .Who has the best score wins!Good luck!
Here you can train on Yahtzee!
And here you can assemble a team with your friends and start playing online!

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