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YAHTZEE (Play the Classic Dice Game on Kindle)

by Electronic Arts Inc.
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)

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Now you can play YAHTZEE, the classic dice game on Kindle.

Roll the dice with YAHTZEE, a game in which players roll five dice to try and make 4-of-a-kinds, full houses, and straights. Keep the dice you want and re-roll the rest, but think carefully to score the best combination and the most points!

YAHTZEE for Kindle has three modes to enjoy. Play in Classic Mode and brave the luck of the roll, or remove luck from the game and play in Duplicate Mode where each person plays with identical die rolls and only your strategy can make the difference. You may also compete in Battle Mode, where your goal is to reduce your opponents score.

Play solo or Pass 'n' Play with up to 3 other players. Track stats like best scores, total victories, win ratios and more. Share the fun with 3 difficulty levels: easy, medium and hard.

One of the world's favorite dice-driven game scores again. Now play it anywhere you take your Kindle.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.1 (What's new in version 1.1)
  • Release Date: November 22, 2011
  • File Size: 526 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Sold by: Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • ASIN: B0054TYTYA
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,421 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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94 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yahtzee lover June 29, 2011
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I was very happy to see a Yahtzee game for Kindle. I have always enjoyed playing it. The game controls are easy to learn. I like the fact that there are different modes you can play. There is the "classic" game that everyone is familiar with. There is "quick play" which you play by yourself - great to see how high a score you can achieve. There is "duplicate" mode where both you and the kindle player use the same dice. You go first, take your turn, take your score. When kindle plays you'll see that kindle's rolls are the same as yours - but will kindle decide to score the same way as you or not?? There is also a "Battle" mode. In that game, each player starts out with 100 points. The object is to take away your opponent's points before yours are taken away. When you roll the dice and take your score, if you score in the "lower" section ( large straight, small straight, full house etc.) the amount of points is taken away from your opponent. If you score in the "upper" section ( 1's, 4's, 6's, etc.) you gain points. By pressing the "S" key you can see the scoresheet. I have played all of the modes and like them all. I think Electronic Arts did a fine job with the game.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Yahtzee program June 29, 2011
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In Yahtzee, you roll 5 dice, and can reroll some of the dice up to two times. Getting 5 of a kind is a Yahtzee. There are various other patterns and combinations that you can get. However, once you score a particular item, such as a 4's score, or a Chance score, you can't reuse that item for that game. Maximizing your score is an interesting study of probabilities.

This is an excellent looking program from playing the game. Electronic Arts obviously spent some time getting the display to look perfect on the Kindle.

Recommended, if you like chance-based games.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How can they ruin Yahtzee?? February 19, 2012
By Rhouse
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Ah, the simple game so many of us played in our youth. Now the digital version comes to Kindle and somehow it is the most complicated piece of nonsense I've encountered.

It all started with the pages and pages of instructions that were nearly impossible to navigate through.

Then, it appears, there is no way to turn off the constant "help" or "hints" pop up. It's kind of irritating when trying for a 'full house' to be reminded that you might lose 15 points in the Fives category.

Amazon's no fool either. By the time I figured I hated this game (about 30 minutes) there was no option to RETURN it for the $3.00...just DELETE it.

Which I did.

Immediately and with a vengeance.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars somewhat decent June 29, 2011
By Iret
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I sort of wish EA would have keyboard shortcuts for all the die, at the very least. It does get a bit tiring to navigate using 5-way controller.

Other than that it is quite a decent game.
However, if the current price is only temperately, and eventually it would go back to $4.99, it would be the most expensive active content for Kindle up to date. And it really isn't worth that price, at all. 99 cents is what it should remain.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too slow and cumbersome on the Kindle July 11, 2011
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For me at least, yahtzee is more of a fast-paced game with quick decisions and dice throws. Playing a game on Kindle seems like it takes two to three times as long as a real-life game. This is because the 5-way stick just isn't as responsive as you'd like and the screen refresh causes lags between what you see and what you've pressed. Other games like scrabble or sudoku which are more deliberative, and the extra time-delay brought on by the Kindle isn't such a big deal. In other words, in a game like scrabble choosing your move is the rate-determining step whereas in yahtzee it's dealing with the Kindle's slowness.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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SECOND EDIT: The game is now updated and works with the Kindle Touch. Not only does it work, it works really, really well. Much easier and more intuitive than with my KK. Using my KK it was occasionally easy to mis-apply the category I'd want my score to go to if my 5-way was lagging. Not any more as there is no 5 way. No arrowing over, just simply touch the roller, touch the device and touch the category. Best of all, once you touch the category, you have to touch it a second time to confirm the choice which is a great idea. This is my favorite Kindle game as it is fast to play a game or two when I need a short break--and easy to stop so I don't get sucked in and waste too much time.

I'm adding a star to the review and now making this a 5 star...but I'm leaving my previous comments below. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED--4 stars on a Keyboard Kindle and 5 stars on the Touch!



EDITED: Is NOT compatible with the Kindle Touch, at least not yet. It would be fun on a Touch, so hopefully they update it soon. But as of 12/24/11 not Touch compatible. END EDIT.

It's the same, fun game from way-back..and with about 5 minutes looking at the help menu and another few times to adjust to the controls it is pretty easy to work with on the Kindle.

It would be nice if you could use the keyboard for more, almost everything depends on the 5 way and it can get a little off due to a slight visual lag, hence the 4 instead of 5 star review.

The game has settings to play with more than one person and keep track of 'wins' and high scores but is pretty much a no-frills type of thing--nothing fancy, just the same old game depending on luck of the 'rolls' plus strategy in picking your categories. Great for providing a short distraction or break if (gasp!) reading is not exactly what you want right then.

Fun and recommended!

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