# Yatzy Rules

Maximize your score on each row of the scorecard to outscore your opponents overall score total.

Yatzy can be played with 2 - 6 players. Players take turns rolling five dice. After each roll, the player chooses which dice to keep, and which to reroll. A player may reroll some or all of the dice up to two times on a turn. The player must put a score or zero into a score box each turn. The game ends when all score boxes are used. The player with the highest total score wins the game.

The following combinations earn points:

Upper Section:

- Ones: The sum of all dice showing the number 1.

- Twos: The sum of all dice showing the number 2.

- Threes: The sum of all dice showing the number 3.

- Fours: The sum of all dice showing the number 4.

- Fives: The sum of all dice showing the number 5.

- Sixes: The sum of all dice showing the number 6.

If a player manages to score at least 63 points (three of each number) in the upper section, they are awarded a bonus of 50 points.

Lower Section:

- One Pair: Two dice showing the same number. Score: Sum of those two dice.

- Two Pairs: Two pairs of dice. Score: Sum of dice in those two pairs.

- Three of a Kind: Three dice showing the same number. Score: Sum of those three dice.

- Four of a Kind: Four dice with the same number. Score: Sum of those four dice.

- Small Straight: Four consecutive numbers. Example: 3,4,5,6. Score: 30 points.

- Large Straight: Five consecutive numbers. Example: 1,2,3,4,5. Score: 40 points.

- House: Any set of three combined with a set of two. Score: 25 points.

- Chance: Any combination of dice. Score: Sum of all the dice.

- Yatzy: All five dice with the same number. Score: 50 points.

If two players have the same score at the end of the game, then the player with higher score in the order of the categories below will be deemed the winner:

- Yatzy Score

- Chance Score

- Upper Section Score

- Four of Kind Score

- Three of a Kind Score

- Two Pair Score

- One Pair Score

If all of the above scores are equal, the player who went first will be deemed the winner.