yahtzee

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Objective

Yahtzee can be played in a group or solitary. The main objective of Yahtzee is to have as many points as possible by getting certain combinations of dice and rolling five dice. A player targets the highest score after 13 rounds.

Gameplay

In summary:
  1. Roll up three times at most for every turn, and get the best score.
  2. Pick a dice combo of your choice.
  3. Write your score on the scorecard after every turn.
A player may throw the dice thrice in every turn. The player may throw five dice for the second and third throw. They can decide throw the dice that don’t have the numbers they intend getting, and they can also have as many dice as they want. This is how it works, if the player tosses the dice and gets 1,3,3,4,6, and decide whether it’s straight 1,2,3,4,5, he puts 1,3,4 aside and determines if he throws 3 and 6 again, eyeing for 2 and 5 so as to climb up the scoreboard. In an online game, clicking on the dice intending on keeping. Those dice will not be thrown then next time you will click “Roll Dice.” When throwing for a second time and decide that you will not want to keep the dice again before the third throw, click the dice once again, and will be moved back to the table ready for a third throw.

Upper Section Combinations

Get:
  • As many ones as possible.
  • As many twos as possible.
  • As many threes as possible.
  • As many fours as possible.
  • As many 5 as possible.
  • As many sixes as possible.
The six combinations for each of them is the sum of the right dice. For instance, in case you get a 1,3,3,3,5 and choose Threes, you’ll get 9 points. The entire combination adds up to 63 or more, the player receives 35 points extra. A player may need three of each in order to hit 63, but it’s not a requirement. Whether the player gets fixe sixes or zero ones, the goal is reaching a sum of 63 and get the bonus.

Lower Section Combinations

Three of a kind: Three dice with a similar number. All dice sums up to make the points and not just the three dice with the same number.

Four of a kind: Four dice with a similar number. Here too, all dice sums up to the final points, and not just the four dice with the same number.

Full house: Three of a kind plus a pair, for example, 6,6,3,3,3 or 3,3,3,1,1,1. The player is rewarded 25 points if the combination is right.

Small straight: Four sequential dice such for example, 1,2,3,4, 2,3,4,5 or 3,4,5,6 the player gets 30 points.

Large straight: Fiver sequential dice, for instance, 1,2,3,4,5 or 2,3,4,5,6 gives a score of 40 points.

Chance: Anything can be in put chance. The sum of the dice determines the score.

YAHTZEE: Five of a kind gets the player 50 points. Also, one gets several Yahtzees. Here are the details:

Multiple Yahtzees

Multiple Yahtzees rules are a little complicated. Here are a couple of different cases.

What having a Yahtzee means: The player has 100 bonus points in the box and a joker which allows one to choose a second move for the Yahtzee. In case the Yahtzees number is not fed to the upper section, then one will have to choose that. In case one got the Yahtzee with 3’s and the other player haven’t filled them on the upper section, then one must select those 3’s and earn 10 points.

If the upper box full, can choose one of the lower region boxes, and the score will read normally. A superset of 3 or 4 of a kind, a chance, and a full house creates a Yahtzee. Alternatively, the player can try small or large straight and get the usual 30 or 40 points for them.

Putting zero in the Yahtzee box: If that happens, the player does not get a 100-point bonus, but gets a joker, which gives him/her the benefits described above for jokers.

Multiplayer

After playing against the computer and mastering the game, the player can start playing with opponents. Click “Multiplayer” and choose a player you would like to play against. Once the player is connected, he/she challenges the opponent.

Strategy tips

Target the bonus and do all you can to get it. Focusing on throwing good fives and sixes puts you at a better chance to get 0 in ones & twos. If by any chance you don’t have 0, you are supposed to put in your combination. However, if you have 2,3,4,5,6 and only left with ones and 6’s, then it’s advisable to include the O in ones rather than putting 6 in sixes.

Armed with these tips, make sure the player will have fun. Please contact us in case you need any assistance.

About the game

The game is made through JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. It has jQuery and a couple of its plugins for animation purposes. I also added fantastic graphics to the Yahtzee game.