Anyone who's ever done it knows the indescribable feeling--getting Yahtzee in one roll! Of course, this five-of-a-kind phenomenon only happens once in a blue moon. The rest of the time, players must be content with a three-roll full house, large or small straight, or any other combination of five dice. In this seductive game of luck and strategy, players have three tries each turn to roll dice in hopes of obtaining the elusive Yahtzee--or racking up points in one of the 12 other scoring categories. For a real challenge, go for a bonus Yahtzee--two or more in one game! This parlor classic has captivated and vexed players, young and old, since 1956. Game includes five dice, dice cup, 10 bonus chips, score pad, and instructions (English and Spanish). For one or more players. --Emilie Coulter
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"The" Dice Game, Jul 31, 2023
I have been playing Yahtzee since I was 6, and I get as much enjoyment out of it now at age 37 as I did over 30 years ago. If you've never played the game, you are in for a treat. Players role 5 dice and try to rack up points by rolling the most 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, straights, full house, etc. And if you get 5 of one kind? Yahtzee! A big score!
Strategy plays a big role in this game, and it can easily be said that half the games I lose, I do so because of my mistakes.
Yahtzee is a true family classic.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A Great Game, Feb 24, 2023
I played Yahtzee as a kid with my Dad and had forgotten how much fun it was. While looking for some non-electronic games to play with my kids, I stumbled across Yahtzee and instantly remembered the good times. Introducing the game to the family tonight, I was hoping that they would enjoy it as much as I had years ago. They did not dissapoint me and after playing several games they all complimented me on the choice. Another reviewer called Yahtzee "quietly educational", and I completely agree with that term. My oldest, who since his school started letting him use a calculator in algebra and geometry has lost the ability to do math in his head, suddenly rediscovered his math skills when his score was on the line.
The only thing Milton Bradley did wrong with this game was being cheap on the size of the pad of score sheets they include. Other than that, this is a classic game that has not lost anything over the years. Turn off the television or computer and play this game with people you love.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
A fun game!!, Jan 2, 2023
I would recommend this game to everyone because it is great for kids to learn how to count and to also know there numbers.
1 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
A Game of Luck, Apr 17, 2023
This game is just not fun. Too much of it depends on luck, even if there is some strategy. If you want a fun board game, get something else, this game is just boring.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Classic game, but soon loses it's excitment, Apr 14, 2023
While I'm not saying this isn't a fun game, it doesn't have the staying power of word games or logic games. While it does take some skill to determine what item to go for when a roll goes bad, too much of the game is blind luck.
It's certainly helpful with math skills and I recommend it to younger kids that need a fun way to strengthen math skills, when it comes to pure gaming, this one leaves a bit to be desired.