Yatzy Live

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Yatzy Live: Instructions

How to play

Details for multi-player games can be found under the General Instructions.


Yatzy Live is a dice game for two to four players. The aim of the game is to use five dice to roll as many 1s, 2s, 3s, etc. as possible. Special combinations of dice (such as Straight, Full House and Yatzy) result in bonus points.

The dice can be rolled three times in each round. After each roll, the player is free to decide what dice to keep and which to use to keep playing. After the third toss at the latest, the points have to be entered into the table on the left.

Each player has three Jokers in the game. If a player has already rolled three times in a round, the Joker can be used to change the number on one of the die before entering the total into the table. More than one Joker cannot be used at the same time.

The winner is the player who combines the most effectively and has the highest total at the end of the game.


1 to 6:
These are combinations of dice with the same number. If a player rolls e.g. three 2s, he/she gets six points for the 2s-field.

A player gets bonus points for reaching 63 or more points in the upper part of the points table (1 to 6). He/she gets a bonus of 35 points, which are added to the total score.

Three of a Kind:
These are combinations of three of the same number, e.g. three 5s. The numbers on the dice are added up to calculate the score.

Four of a Kind:
These are combinations of four of the same number, e.g. four 5s. The numbers on the dice are added up to calculate the score.

Full House:
To get a Full House, the player has to roll three of the same number and two of another, e.g. three 5s and two 3s. The player gets 25 points for a Full House.

Small Straight:
The player gets 30 points for rolling four dice with consecutive values. The possibilities are 1-2-3-4, 2-3-4-5, 3-4-5-6 and any other die.

Large Straight:
The player gets 40 points for rolling all five dice with consecutive values. The possibilities are 1-2-3-4-5 and 2-3-4-5-6.

The player gets a Yatzy when all dice have the same value, e.g. all 5s. 50 points are awarded for a Yatzy.

In this case, the values of the dice rolled are simply added together. This is used, for example, to make up for a ‘failed’ roll.