# Yatzy Dice Game Rules

## How to Play Yatzy Dice Game

#### Objective

The objective of the game is to score the most points by rolling dice to make certain combinations. The game is played with five six-sided dice.

#### Gameplay

Each player is given 15 turns in all to score.
In each turn the dice can be rolled up to three times. The player is not required to roll dice for exactly three times.
If they have achieved a combination earlier, they can call it and pass the turn to next player.
There are a total of 15 possible combinations and each combination can only be used once so once a player has called for a combination and used it, it can not be used to score in later turns.

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The scorecard contains two sections.

##### Upper Section:

Category |
Description |
Score |

Ones |
Dice with number one |
Total of ones rolled |

Twos |
Dice with number two |
Total of twos rolled |

Threes |
Dice with number three |
Total of threes rolled |

Fours |
Dice with number four |
Total of fours rolled |

Fives |
Dice with number five |
Total of fives rolled |

Sixes |
Dice with number six |
Total of sixes rolled |

Players can make 50 points bonus if they score a total of 63 or more in upper section.

##### Lower Section:

Category |
Description |
Score |

One Pair |
Two dice showing the same number |
Sum of those two dice |

Two Pairs |
Two pairs of dice showing same number |
Sum of dice in those two pairs |

Three of a kind |
At least three dice showing the same number |
Sum of those three dice |

Four of a kind |
At least four dice showing the same number |
Sum of those four dice |

Small Straight |
1-2-3-4-5 combination |
15 |

Large Straight |
2-3-4-5-6 combination |
20 |

House |
A three-of-a-kind and a pair |
Sum of all the dice |

Chance |
Any combination |
Sum of all dice |

Yatzy |
All five dice showing the same number |
50 |

Some combinations can be used to choose which category to use them for.
For ex. A full house could be scored in the Full House, the Three-Of-A-Kind, or the Chance category.

For more information on this game please refer to wikipedia.