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Yatzy

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Beat your friends in Yatzy! Play with 5 or 6 dice. Don't wait for your turn, simply roll the dice! Play against up to 32 players at the same time, or compete against yourself. Get better and achieve trophies for your collection.

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  • Challenges

    Logical Mind
    Logical Mind
    Janus
    Janus
    Independence Day
    Independence Day
    Poseidon
    Poseidon
    Winter Hibernation
    Winter Hibernation
    December Rush
    December Rush
    Festival Season
    Festival Season
    Sweet Escape
    Sweet Escape
    Sleeping Mexican
    Sleeping Mexican
    Winter Olympics
    Winter OL
    Third Season
    Third Season
    Fresh Air
    Fresh Air
    Indian Summer
    Indian Summer
    Sand everywhere
    At the Beach
    Na na na na na!
    April Fool
    Is it Spring yet?
    Third Month
    Wintertime
    Almost Over
    Ho ho ho
    For the holidays

    Medals

    Basic
    Basic
    Expert
    Expert
    Dice Master
    Dice Master
    Yatzy Godfather
    Yatzy Godfather
    Sapphire
    Sapphire
    Emerald
    Emerald
    Ruby
    Ruby
    Diamond
    Diamond

    How to play Yatzy

    The game

    Yatzy is the well-known dice game where you play with either 5 or 6 dice. Roll the dice and try to get as many points as possible.


    Rules


    A pip on a dice equals one point. Points are achieved when you select a combination on the game sheet. Most combinations give points according to how many pips the dice show, some can give more and there is also the possibility of a bonus.

    You have three rolls before you need to select a combination and after each roll you can choose the dice to be kept and which to throw again. To keep a dice, click on it. When you are happy with the outcome, or when the three throws have been used, you choose in the table where to put the combination of the dice. The value of the combination is written in the table, and when the game is over, the winner is the player, with the most points. We would like to make it clear that all types of tactical play ARE ALLOWED in Yatzy and the tourneys. Should arguements arise from people complaining about another players style of play then the instigator will be removed from the game table without warning.



    Game types and time


    You can choose to play with 5 or 6 dice. With five dice there are 15 different combinations to be entered, with 6 dice there are 20.
    There are 3 different time settings to choose from. Red, yellow and green. The red clock means that the game is fast, here there is no time for a coffee break. If you choose the green setting, you have plenty of time to think about tactics, however you may have to wait for your opponents. Yellow setting is a middle solution.

    Choose a table with a time setting that suits you.
    If you often fail to complete all your lines, you should play at tables with green or even yellow clocks. On the other hand if you find yourself waiting for other users to complete, you may want to go for the red or yellow clocks.

    You will not be punished for leaving a game before the round is over, however if you are not done playing, the rest of your game sheet will be marked with 0, and you could end up losing ratings. If, however, you finished playing, you can easily leave and join another table. You receive ratings automatically when the round is over. Whether you see the result screen or not.





    Combinations


    Depending on whether you play with 5 or 6 dice, there are some combinations that are worth knowing.


    5 Dice


    A pair - Two dice showing the same number

    Two pairs - Two different pairs of dice

    3 of a kind - Three dice showing the same number

    4 of a kind - Four dice showing the same number
    House - Any set of three combined with a different pair
    Little Straight - The combination 1-2-3-4-5

    Large Straight - The combination 2-3-4-5-6

    Chance - Any combination of dice

    Yatzy - All five dice with the same number




    6 Dice


    3 pairs - Three different pairs of dice

    2x3 of a kind - Two sets of threedice showing the same number

    Large House (2+4) - A set of four combined with a set of two

    Royal - The combination 1-2-3-4-5-6

    Yatzy - All six dice with the same number








    Bonus


    Besides the already mentioned combinations, there are bonus points which can be won by filling the top of the table, and in this reach a total of respectively 63 (5 dice) and 84 (6 dice) points.






    Draw Score


    If more players have the same score, one can still win over the other. The order of highest ranking will actually be calculated as follows:


    1. Highest yatzy (if any)


    2. Fewest dice used to achieve score


    3. Shortest time used



    Tactics


    There are two main strategic angles: Get the highest number of points available and get enough points in the upper level to score a bonus.

    There's also the more obvious, overarching strategy of filling up the most valuable slots early so if you end up having to take any zeroes at the end of the game, you're out fewer points.

    One more strategy tip: Go for the Yahtzee!







    Star Jackpot


    When playing yatzy the Star Jackpot counts automatically. The more players there are at the table, the faster the jackpot is counting. The jackpot will be paid to the user or users who scores enough points, ie 330 points (5 dice) and 450 points (6 dice). If more players score enough points, they share the jackpot.

    Extra features


    To help the experienced user, there are a few extra features.
    Hold more dice: Right click: If you right-click on a dice that you just rolled, all dice with the same pips will be held.
    Highlight opponents: You can click on your opponents' names on the score list to view their score and get it displayed next to your score.
    Watch: If you play in a room but you would rather like to watch, you can click on the eye button in the sidebar. Then you are automatically a spectator in the next round instead of a player



    Trophies


    If you are skilled and lucky, you are able to collect trophies as a reward. You find your trophy collection on the Yatzy landing page by clicking on the medal icon at the bottom right. Some trophies can be very difficult to achieve.


    Rating


    If you play and win a game with many players, you will obviously win more rating than if you were to win a game with only a few players. If you have over 2000 ratings and you have been inactive for a long period of time, you risk losing ratings. This can be avoided by being active in the game.

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    • Love love love

      Love playing yatzy

    • As good as ...

      ...backgammon with 8-face-dice and 12 dice yatzy, requires intuition and experience.

    • MIMI USA

      Can't stay away from the game, friends and all the different players from around

    • Yatzy

      Love Yatzy. Miss the coloured ones

    • How bad can you get?

      I play badly so that everyone else gets higher ratings. I'm that sort of guy. lol

    • Very good

      Nice game for lonely

    • pretty good

      its a good game to play when you're board

    • Luck is only third...

      ...after experience and inspiration

    • yatzy

      brilliant game.I play for hours.have a lot of fun and meet some good players. keeps me occupied. what more can i say just come on in and enjoy it.

    • Yatzy

      Thoroughly enjoy this game! It's a lot of fun and i haven't wanted to explore more games. The only bad thing is it keeps me up too late.