# How do you score the game Yahtzee?

## How do you score the game Yahtzee?

Mark the total sum of the Lower Section score in the corresponding total score box. Add 100 points for each check in the Yahtzee bonus box. Add the total sums of the upper and Lower Sections together. This is the player’s total score for the game.

## Do you get an extra roll if you get 2 Yahtzees?

If you roll more than one Yahtzee in a single game, you will earn a 100 point bonus for each additional Yahtzee roll, provided that you have already scored a 50 in the Yahtzee category. If you have not scored in the Yahtzee category, you will not receive a bonus.

**What if Yahtzee ends in a tie?**

In a sudden-death tournament match, however, a tie will need to be broken. You can break a tie in Yahtzee in a number of ways. The simplest method is for each player to roll a single die where the highest number wins. Or roll all five dice and use the highest Chance score to settle it.

**What is the highest Yahtzee score ever recorded?**

The highest score that we are aware of is somewhere around 875 or 900.

### How do you score multiple Yahtzees?

As long as you’ve scored 50 in the YAHTZEE box, you get a YAHTZEE bonus for each additional YAHTZEE you roll – just squeeze in the check marks if necessary!

### What are joker rules in Yahtzee?

Forced Joker rule The Yahtzee acts as a Joker so that the Full House, Small Straight and Large Straight categories can be used to score 25, 30 or 40 (respectively). If the corresponding Upper Section box and all Lower Section boxes have been used, an unused Upper Section box must be used, scoring 0.

**Can you use 5 of a kind as a Full House in Yahtzee?**

Technically it is three 5’s and two 5’s and that would make a full house. The official rules of Yahtzee are a little bit grey about that situation and don’t specifically explain what would happen in that instance.

**Can a second Yahtzee be used as a full house?**

Some players count a Yahtzee as being a valid Full House. However, the official rule is that a Full House is “three of one number and two of another”.

#### What are the odds of tying in Yahtzee?

Using these calculations the chances of rolling a Yahtzee in a given turn are 4.61%, or about once every 22 turns. But to roll a specific Yahtzee, in sixes for example, the odds tighten to just 1.33%.

#### Can you use 4 of a kind as 3 of a kind in Yahtzee?

(May also be scored in “3 of a kind” if “4 of a kind” box has already been filled.) Lower Section and may also be scored in “3 of a kind box” or “3 box” in Upper Section (if “Full House” box has already been filled.) NOTE: the fifth die can be any number.

**Is Yahtzee a skill or luck?**

Yahtzee is a widely-known board game in which the ultimate goal is to earn the highest points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. As with all games, players typically need elements of both skill and luck. However, some games are known for needing more skill than others.

**What is the lowest possible Yahtzee score?**

The lowest possible Yahtzee score is 5: get (1 1 1 1 1) and score it in Chance, then get zeros in all the other boxes.