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Rules Dice GamesYacht You will need a score sheet, print copy below or just write out your own, and five dice. Any number may play or a good solo
game. Each
player in turn tries to score the highest possible amount for each of the
twelve categories on the score sheet. In each turn a player has up to
three throws rolling the dice, setting aside any they wish to use for a
category and rolling the remainder. They do not have to use all three
throws and may stop after the first or second. Players must fill in a
score for a category after each turn but once it is used they may not change
it. Categories may be filled in any order. After
each player has had twelve turns and all the categories on the score sheet have
been filled, the scores are totalled, and the player with the highest total,
wins the game. 1 Ones Score one point for each 1
thrown. Maximum of 5 points. For
example a turn might go something like this. A player rolls all five dice
resulting with the numbers 6, 6, 6, 3, 3. They could score for a full
house without any further throws. But if the full house category is
already used they would set aside the three 6s and roll the remaining two dice
to try and gain a good score for the sixes category. The remaining dice
are rolled again and come up as a 4 and 6. The 6 is kept making
four-of-a-kind and the remaining die rolled as the last throw. It is a 6 as
well making a Yacht (five-of-a-kind) and scores 50 points which ends a very
lucky turn. It is common for a player to enter zero for a category and
players often use the 1s for this because it is low scoring. Variations: General is played as described
above for Yacht but with the following differences. There is
only one straight scored in General and can be either 1, 2, 3,
4, 5 or 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. It scores 25 points if made with only one throw
and only 20 points if made on the second or third. For this category Aces
(1s) are wild and may represent a 2 or a 6 if either or both are needed to make
a straight. The full
house scores 35 points if made with one throw and 30 points if made on the
second or third. Four-of-a-kind
scores 45 points if made with one throw and 40 points if made on the second or
third. The Yacht
category is know as a general. If it is made with one throw
then it wins the game with no further play and is known as a big
general. If made on the second or third throw it scores 60 points and
is known as a small general. When
played for stakes the winner receives the difference between his score and that
of each of the other players at a pre-arranged sum for each point. Layout of Yacht dice game scoresheet
Yacht Score Sheet |