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Minimum score[edit]

The "Minimum score" section stating that 6 is the minimum score is incorrect. There is no rule that actually forces you to score a five of a kind in the Yahtzee section; thus, one could potentially place five 1s in the Chance box, and score zero everywhere else, for a total score of 5. My pocket electronic Yahtzee game (made by MB) verifies this. John Darrow (talk) 06:30, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

This is quite correct, 5 is the minimum score.

Scoring statistics[edit]

It seems to me that the highest possible score is "5 + 10 + 15 + 20 + 25 + 30 + 35 (bonus) + 30 + 30 + 25 + 30 + 40 + 50 + 30" which is 375 not 302. The minimum score is 5. In fact a quick set of calculations shows the following statistics based on the different possible scoring outcomes. i.e. assuming there are no bonuses for extra yahtzees, then given the possible scores for each category:

0-4 cannot occur (chance is at least 5)
5 is minimum score
50% of possible scoring outcomes are less than or equal to 184
60% of scores are <= 197
70% of scores are <= 212
75% of scores are <= 220
80% of scores are <= 228
85% of scores are <= 239
90% of scores are <= 252
95% of scores are <= 271
96% of scores are <= 276
97% of scores are <= 283
98% of scores are <= 292
99% of scores are <= 304
99.9% of possible scores are <= 342
The only 100% score = 375


--Alex Farkas 12:22, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Yathzee valid as full house[edit]

Is Yathzee valid as full house? I think it should, for it is valid as 3 and 4 of a kind as well. Many programs are made otherwise. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.174.22.39 (talk) 11:44, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

RE: Yahtzee valid as full house (correctly spelled : D )[edit]

I wrote a game based on Yahtzee and originally my code didn't allow using a Yahtzee as a full house; my math logic didn't incorporate that a pair and a three of a kind could be of the same die face. My original logic scanned the dice to first identify the pair, and then verify the remaining three dice to be of a different die face than the pair. It made sense programatically; however, it was a flaw in my thinking - I would suspect that other programmers have experinced this approach and thus why others don't allow it. For me, it was a bug which I altered, because, the criteria for a full house is to be one pair and three of a kind. Nothing says they cannot be of the same die face.

IMHO lol Torbis Nedrick (talk) 07:38, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Rules explanation?[edit]

I came here looking for the rules, having never played. I'm sure previous authors know a lot about the game. Rules overview - Upper section - Sorry, but incomprehensible to someone like myself, who does not already know the rules. Consider an introduction to the rules for those not already fans? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.57.130.196 (talk) 22:37, 29 December 2010 (UTC)


+++++NEw Vintage book edition++++ Does any one know about this? A version was released at Target for $20. they sold out but its become some sort of collectors item selling for hundres. The other vintage book games- monopoly etc are not taking this trend. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.97.164.124 (talk) 22:32, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

What does Hasbro own? The game or the creator?[edit]

I know this might be not significant, but for me the meaning of this phrase is kind of confusing:

"Yahtzee is a dice game made by Milton Bradley (now owned by Hasbro)[...]"

Any suggestions for re-phrasing? --imega 23:20, 10 November 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Imega (talkcontribs)

Maximum score question[edit]

If you zeroed out the yahtzee column first, then assumed 5 of a kind for every category - I get 325 for the theoretical maximum score for '0' yahtzees. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Semaj187 (talkcontribs) 22:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Uh, that's not a question.... — Smjg (talk) 22:48, 13 August 2012 (UTC)