scr09b_E22_RETURNED (1) - The Rules of Yahtzee - Standard...

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The Rules of Yahtzee - Standard Play OBJECT OF THE GAME: The object of YAHTZEE is to obtain the highest score. The player with the greatest grand total wins and earns the difference between his score and that of his opponents. Each player keeps his own score on a YAHTZEE score card to be marked with player’s name. To determine who goes first, each player places all five dice in the dice cup and rolls the dice; the player with the highest total starts the game. The player then continues clockwise. Each player on his turn places all five dice in the cup, shakes the cup and rolls out the dice. Each turn consists of a maximum of three rolls - the first roll to be made with all five dice. If the player elects to roll a second and third time, he may pick up and use any number of dice, providing a score is taken on the last roll. It is the skillful use of these two optional rolls of the dice that can turn an unlucky first or second roll into a high-scoring turn. SCORE CARD Now let’s look at the YAHTZEE score card. You’ll note that there are 13 scoring boxes - aces, twos, threes, etc., through Large Straight, YAHTZEE and Chance. On each turn, the player must score in one of the 13 boxes. If on the first roll of the dice, a player has he might choose to go for "Twos" in the Upper Section of the score card or "3 of a kind" (in this case, 2’s) in the Lower Section of the score card. The player would then leave the ,dice marked "2" on the table, pick up the 1, 3 and 6 dice and attempt to toss another 2 on his second roll. If on the second roll of the dice, he has he might stop there and enter 6 in the "Twos" box in the Upper Section of the score card or 17 (total of all five dice) in the "3 of a kind" box in the Lower Section. Or he might elect to roll again in the hope of getting one or even two more 2’s. If the player chooses to roll again, he picks up the 5 and 6 dice only and tosses for his third and last roll. If, on his third roll, he has he could enter his score as 6 in the "Twos" box in the Upper Section of the score card or 11 (total of all five dice) in the "3 of a kind" box in the Lower Section. The choice of when to take a score - after the first, second or third roll on turn - and where to score (in the Upper Section or Lower Section of the score card) will be determined by the goal the player has set for himself. The choice of where to score can be made at any time after the first, second or third roll. On completion of each turn, the player marks the score in the appropriate box
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