Rules for Yahtzee
Yahtzee is a game for four players or fewer, and can also be played alone.
The Playing Board
The first column is always your column, and the column of the person whose turn it is will be highlighted. If there are fewer than 4 players, the columns of missing players will remain empty.
Joining the Game
Throwing the Dice
When it is your turn to play, press the 'Roll' button and the dice are rolled automatically.
After rolling the dice, you can choose to 'lock in' good dice results, and roll again, or roll again from the beginning.
You can roll the dice up to three times on each turn, and choose which dice you wish to lock in as your result. To lock in a dice, choose the relevant dice using your mouse. Locked dice will be displayed in 2D, while unlocked dice will be displayed in 3D. You have the option of changing your mind, unlocking dice and choosing dice again.
When you press the right mouse button in a category box, the points you have obtained in this category will be displayed.
In the upper section, the points you obtain consist of the total of all dice rolled in each particular category (ie. total number of ones, twos, threes etc...). If you obtain 63 points or more, you will receive a bonus of 35 points.
In the lower section, points are calculated differently:
3 of a kind - add total of all dice
4 of a kind - add total of all dice
Full House (3 die of the same number and 2 die of another number) - automatic total of 25 points
Small Straight (sequence of 4: eg. 2, 3,4,5) - automatic total of 30 points
Large Straight (sequence of 5: eg. 1,2,3,4,5) - automatic total of 40 points
Yahtzee (5 of a kind) - automatic total of 50 points
Chance - total score of all dice.
You can choose each category only once each game. However, if you throw a Yahtzee a second time (having already filled the Yahtzee category once), you may choose another category relating to your Yahtzee numbers (ie. all sixes, fives, etc...). In this case, you will receive the total points of of this category as well as 100 bonus points. If the category relating to your Yahtzee numbers is already filled, you must choose any category that is still empty, which will entitle you to a score of zero. You will nevertheless receive a bonus score of 100 for obtaining a Yahtzee result.
Communication Between Players
End of Game