Guest Author - Lynn Little
Yahtzee remains a fun dice game even though it is over 30 years old. There have been many versions of the popular game released through the years. Yahtzee makes a good social game since many people can play a game. It is a fun, fast game that is a good choice for parties and game night.
To begin play, pass out a score sheet to each player. Players will take turns rolling five dice. Then they will take their roll(s) and score them. Each roll must be scored in one of the 13 scoring options. To make dice rolling easier, each Yahtzee game comes with a cup. When you run out of scoring sheets, you can buy replacement packs.
Players can re-roll dice up to three times. You can re-roll any dice you want. If you are trying to score sixes and roll two, then you can keep those two and re-roll the other three dice. If you have a bad roll, then you can dump a low score into a low scoring category. Categories include scores for ones through sixes, full house, and Yahtzee - five of the same number.
The game is over when all 13 scoring positions have been filled. Now players add up their scores. The player with the most points wins the game.
Yahtzee takes about 10-20 minutes to play. It really depends upon the number of people. You can play Yathzee by yourself too. It is recommended for those ages 8 and up.
Yahtzee has practically no set up time and can be played in a small space. You can roll the dice into the box lid. This makes it a great game to enjoy at parties because it is portable and compact.
Yahtzee is very affordable too. You can pick this up for under $10 and have a fun game the whole family will enjoy. This dice game is also easy to teach to those who have never played before. It also can be re-played and still be as much fun as the first time.