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How to play Yatzy Solitaire

General rules | Playing on ludado

Yatzy is a game played with 5 dice. The goal of the game is to score as many points as possible by collecting points for the 15 available combinations in the scoreboard.

Gameplay

The player can roll the dice up to 3 times per round. The first time all the dice will be rolled. Then, the player can hold any die as well as rescue any previously held die. Therefore, after the first time in each round, only not held dice are rolled.

The player can enter the points for a combination after each time the dice are rolled. This means that the player does not need to roll the dice 3 times to be able to select a combination.

In every round the player has to choose a combination to enter its points, or place a zero if there is no match. Once a combination is selected, it can not be selected again. The game finishes when the player score points for all the combinations.

Scores

The combinations are divided into 2 sections.

Upper section:

Ones: the score is the sum of the dice showing the number 1.

Twos: the score is the sum of the dice showing the number 2.

Threes: the score is the sum of the dice showing the number 3.

Fours: the score is the sum of the dice showing the number 4.

Fives: the score is the sum of the dice showing the number 5.

Sixes: the score is the sum of the dice showing the number 6.

It is important to bear in mind that, if the sum of the upper section is 63 or more, the player receives 50 bonus points.

Lower section:

1 pair: at least two dice showing the same number. The score is the sum of the highest pair.

2 pairs: two different pairs of dice. The score is the sum of these two pairs.

3 of a kind: three dice showing the same number. The score is the sum of these three dice.

4 of a kind: four dice showing the same number. The score is the sum of these four dice.

Small straight: the combination 1-2-3-4-5 in random order. The score is the sum of all the dice, that is, 15 points.

Large straight: the combination 2-3-4-5-6 in random order. The score is the sum of all the dice, that is, 20 points.

Full house: three of a kind plus a different pair. The score is the sum of all the dice.

Chance: any combination. The score is the sum of all the dice.

Yatzy: all five dice showing the same number. The score is 50 poins.

More information

Learn how to play on ludado here.

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You can play online here or download an Android version of the game here.