Yahtzee Review

Yahtzee Review

Basic Information

Yahtzee Review

Players: 1+

Time: 30 min

Age: 7+

Price: Low

Introduction to Yahtzee

Yahtzee us a classic dice game where you try to accumulate points over a number of points to win. Yahtzee has a long history and has gone through may style changes, but the core concept of the game has remained more or less the same. This is a classic that you can pull out at any casual gathering or to play with family.

How to Play Yahtzee

In a game each player get three roll attempts at 5 dice to try to get as many points as they can. After the first roll a player can keep the preferred dice rolls and re roll the rest. This cn be done again with the next roll, and if they roll unfavorably they can choose to re roll any up re-rolled dice from before.  Players are trying to get sets of numbers (that you can find the full list of in the rules for the game or online) and at the end of the game the player with the most amount of points wins.

Notes in Yahtzee

Before writing this review I had actually never played a game of Yahtzee. I had to ask my mum how to play. She sat me down and after a 1 hour lecture on her strategies and reminiscing about the good old day we finally played my first game. All in all, it was a solid game and I can see the appeal. The temptation to re-roll dice to get a better result can be difficult to overcome, and I often found myself at the mercy of fate. Despite that, I had a lot of fun and look forward to playing with my parents again in the near future.

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