The Yahtzee Manifesto
Welcome to the ultimate online Yahtzee resource! The Yahtzee Manifesto is pure unadulterated Yahtzee propaganda, serving the gaming needs of dice fans around the globe. Download scoresheets, official Yahtzee rules, odds and statistics, and more. Trying to hone your skills or test a new strategy? Play our free online Yahtzee game and scratch that itch.
For over 130 years, the WYI has been the global leader in Yahtzee advocacy. What began in an underground publishing house in 19th century Scotland has evolved into the international multimedia conglomerate it is today. The World Yahtzee Institute is a research-driven organization that brings together the greatest minds in modern Yahtzee theory and practice. The WYI is driven to spread the good word of Yahtzee and to foster global efforts to support the game in all its aspects.
The modern game of Yahtzee was created by a dice-rolling couple who were travelling around the world on a yacht. It was introduced to the masses in 1956 when the E.S. Lowe Company purchased the rights to the game and began mass-market commercialization. Yahtzee's origins, however, predate the 20th century with early versions of the game having been played for centuries. Use the Yahtzee history page to learn about how Yahtzee has evolved and expanded over time.
Yahtzee Score Sheets
Aside from dice, the Yahtzee scoresheet is the most important piece of game equipment. Also known as a scoresheet or scorepad, the score card records the results of Yahtzee games for preservation or further study. The Yahtzee Scorecards page is filled with free templates to download for when your original score pad runs dry. And browse through the changes in Yahtzee scoresheets through the ages.
Rules of Yahtzee
Prepare yourself for Yahtzee success by studying the rules of the game. The Yahtzee Bonus is the only way to reach super high scores but it is the most misunderstood rule. Whether you are a beginning player or a seasoned pro, don't be caught off guard. Download official Yahtzee instruction booklets to brush up on the intricacies of the game - whether for classic Yahtzee or variations like Triple Yahtzee, Word Yahtzee, or Yahtzee Texas Hold 'Em. If you still have questions, consult the Yahtzee FAQ.
What are the odds of getting a Yahtzee? Use the study of Yahtzee odds and probabilities to gain a new perspective on your gameplay. Learn about the chances of rolling a Yahtzee and analyse statistics from the experts. Dig down into the probabilities to see how your personal high score stacks up on the Yahtzee Odds page and peruse the archive of Yahtzee research from leading academics and mathematicians.
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The official Yahtzee Manifesto blog is our main propaganda mouthpiece. In service to the global Yahtzee proletariat, the Blog dishes up the latest in Yahtzee news, commentary, tips and tricks. Whether it is an evaluation of strategy, tournament review, or to answer a letter from a reader, subscribe now to ensure that you don’t miss a post.
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Our ability to play Yahtzee online is the crowning achievement of the internet age. Learn about the game’s electronic history as it made the leap from the tabletop to the computer screen.
The Yahtzee Manifesto turns ten! We've been covering the latest gaming news with the web's deepest Yahtzee resource database for over a decade. On our anniversary, we look back at how the era's biggest events have led to the current state of the board game market.
Yahtzee is blessed with an extended family of derivative games that have propelled it in new and surprising directions. Here we examine the classic "spectacular six", the first half dozen official Yahtzee spin-off games with their own unique rules: Triple Yahtzee, Challenge Yahtzee, Word Yahtzee, Jackpot Yahtzee, Casino Yahtzee, and Showdown Yahtzee.
Yahtzee rules shouldn't restrict a player's creativity. While electronic Yahtzee facilitates playing from the privacy of your own home in your underwear when the agoraphobia is acting up, you will be missing out on one of the great joys of Yahtzee that only an in-person game can provide: the House Rules.
Yahtzee is a game of numbers so it is a natural way to teach mathematics skills to learners of all ages. It's not only a great way to practice basic counting and addition exercises, but can be used in more advanced lessons like statistics, probability, and number theory.
The Joker's Gambit is one of the most well-known dilemmas in Yahtzee strategy. It is a fascinating study in a Yahtzee player's willingness to forgo guaranteed extra points in the hopes of achieving a spectacular finish to the game.