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Board Games at Odum: Yahtzee!

A guide to help you navigate Odum Library's board game collection and the world of gaming.



Yahtzee is a classic dice game played with 5 dice. Each player's turn consists of rolling the dice up to 3 times in hope of making 1 of 13 categories. Examples of categories are 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, straight, full house, etc. Each player tries to fill in a score for each category, but that is not always possible. When all players have entered a score or a zero for all 13 categories, the game ends and total scores are compared. 

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2 - 10 players


30 Minutes 


Family, dice


Dice rolling, paper-and-pencil, push your luck, re-rolling and locking, set collection

How to play