Yahtzee Dice Game
This Yahtzee dice game lesson is part of the Learn
program for those players looking for alternative dice
skill game is based on various
traditional dice game like Poker dice, Cheerio and Yacht.
Among these, the game Yacht is closest to Yahtzee.
Yahtzee was created by Milton Bradley, a US game
in the year 1973 for production and selling of the game with the logos.
Later it was purchased by Hasbro Inc. as it remains to this date.
then on, the standard edition of Yahtzee game has taken various forms
from the basic components such as the die, and the scorecards. Some of
the editions are suited for travel with added components such as the
dice holder, a cup for storage, a dice tray to roll up the die.
Additionally, there are smaller versions of the Yahtzee dice game that
as a cup like structure that can be use as a key chain.
Yahtzee game has also become a popular slot machine found in land-based
Yahtzee Dice Game: Rules
game is played with five die that are rolled out after which certain
combinations will score points. This is one of those games that
can be played by a single player or by a group.
The object is to score a maximum of 375 points on a single roll.
player has the option to roll the dice three times out of which he
chooses the best combination with maximum points. This form of the
Yahtzee dice game is played in thirteen rounds and the player chooses
combination for each rounds. The game is completed after scores are
recorded in all the thirteen rounds.
The player with the maximum points
at the end of 13 rounds is the winner.
The scores of all rounds
are to be entered in a score sheet or a scorecard. This sheet has a
list of all the 13 dice patterns and beside each is an empty
where the score for each round is entered.
When a player has
scored in a roll, then the same process of rolling the dice continues
until the 13th round that is the final round and ends the game.
Another important rule of thumb to follow is that a player
cannot use the same combination technique twice.
discussed earlier, a player can score a maximum of 375 points that is
achieved by scoring 5 aces along with other combinations to a
maximum of Yahtzee which is only a 50 pointer.
Yahtzee Dice Game: Scoring and statistical probabilities
how can one score Yahtzee? By rolling a combination where all the 5
dice have the same value. Similarly, the lowest possible score is 5
with a roll displaying five 1’s.
Now let us consider the statistics of probabilities.
probability of a Yahtzee for any three rolls would be approximately
once (1) in 22 attempts. And the probability of it on the
roll of any turn is high at 1 in 1296 attempts.
Therefore, Yahtzee can be a very tactical game. Be it a tactical
or strategy or a mind game, the worldwide interest factor in the game
beats everything else.
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