What Is Yahtzee?

What Is Yahtzee?

To those who are unfamiliar with Yahtzee is, it is actually a dice game that was created by Milton Bradley. However according to Hasbro, the company who now owns and holds the rights of the game, the game was invented by a Canadian couple who used to play the game with their friends in their yacht back in 1954. It was then later commercialized by Edwin S. Lowe, a well-known game entrepreneur, in the year 1956.

The popular yacht game became known as Yahtzee, as what Lowe called it. The game did not gain instant popularity right away when it was introduced. So what Lowe did was he threw parties here and there and introduced the games there because he believed that for people to appreciate the game, they have to play it. The game became popular by word of mouth and soon enough about 40 million Yahtzee games were sold not only in America but all over the world.

In the 1970’s the Lowe Company was brought over by the Milton Bradley Company as well as the rights to the game. The game gained millions of fans all around the world after this and each year it was estimated that about 50 million Yahtzee games are sold worldwide.

How do you play the game?

The game is fairly simple and depends largely on the player’s luck. It can be played alone or by a group. The main goal or objective of this game, as in any game, is to get the highest score (of course). There are 13 rounds of this game and in each of these rounds, the players choose a specific combination and then he or she rolls the dice to try and get that combo in every one of the 13 categories. A player must score in every one of the categories. The scoring is different for each category and there are rules determining it.

The player’s score from the last roll is automatically considered valid if the player is able to roll the dice in all three turns. Keep in mind that it is not always possible for each player to score in each of the categories (13 in all) so when a player or each of the player scores or gets a zero for all 13 categories (rounds), the game ends and the scores are all summed up.

A Yahtzee or “Five of a Kind” gives a player the highest possible score in the game. A “Five of a Kind” is worth 50 points.