This review applies to version 2.0.
The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our
Yahtzee is a game that you play with five dice and where you must obtain certain combinations of values to win. This game was derived from a Spanish dice game named "Generala", and from a similar one called "Yacht". In Germany, this game is known as "Kniffel".
This version admits up to three players. They can roll their five dice up to three times, trying to obtain one of the allowed combinations of values, similar to what happens in a poker hand. The players can pick which dice will stay, and may re-roll the rest. Each combination can be achieved only once, except for the Yahtzee, which can be formed twice. You will annotate a Yahtzee if you manage the dice to show five identical numbers. If you get four identical values, you will score a "four of a kind". A combination of a pair and a trio of different values will form a "full house". Five consecutive numbers will form a "straight", while four of them will be rewarded as a "small straight". If you do not achieve any of these combinations, you can always annotate the sum of whatever identical values you drew, or zero.
This program is a good replacement to the traditional game. The interface is pretty simple – you will be playing in seconds.