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There are many variants of the game, so read through the rules so you know how our version works.
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That is the highest possible score.
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The rules are simple - the one has the highest score at the end of the contest wins. If two people have the same score at the end, then it is whoever achieved that score first who wins.
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Yatzy is a dice game where you score different points depending on dice combinations. There are variants of the yatzy game in different countries. The Yatzy game at PlayYatzy follows the rules of the international game.
The game is played in thirteen rounds. For every round played, the dices can be rolled up to three times, but that is not required. All dices must be rolled at least once every round.
After rolling the dices the first time in a round, the player can decide to roll a few, to all dices again, to achieve a specific combination that gives points.
At any time in a round after the first roll, the player can choose to score the current dice combination in a category.
There are thirteen different score combinations in the game, of which every combination can be scored only once. If the player doesn't have valid dice combination, he/she is required to score zero in one of them.
The goal of Yatzy is to score as high as possible and get to the top of the highscore. In PlayYatzy you play against the other members.
The scoresheet of the game is divided into an upper and lower section, on PlayYatzy the sections is to the left and right instead, where the upper/left section is easier to score than the lower/right section.
The upper section has six categories of scores: Aces, Twos, Threes, Fours, Fives and Sixes. To score at any of those categories you need at least one dice with the number of dots facing up equaling the category. Exampel four twos on the Twos category gives a score of 8 points, three fives on the Fives category scores 15 points or zero sixes on the Sixes category scores zero points. If all the points in the upper category together score 63 points or more, a bonus of 35 points is given.
If you strike a Yatzy a second time you can get a bonus of 100 points every time, provided that you already have scored the yatzy category with 50 points. At most two Yatzy bonuses can be scored.
If you strike a yatzy and the upper category equivalent is taken, the yatzy may be used as a joker in the lower section which means you can put it anywhere on the right side and score for that.