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- Keep your wits about you and your eye on the cards
- Collect dice cards to make classic combination's: 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, small straight, large straight or full house
- Re-roll by discarding cards you don't need and taking a chance on new ones
- But here's the twist pit your hand against another players
- Score high and win the Combo card points, its great YAHTZEE fun in a card game
- Includes 12 Combo cards, 12 Chance cards, 84 dice cards, 1 starter card, 1 reminder card, 1 combo sheet and instructions
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There are a total of 6 rounds that you will play.
Each round you are trying to gather cards in your hand that match one of the 6 categories:
- Three of a Kind (must be same number AND same color) - worth 3 pts
- Four of a Kind (same color and #) - worth 4 pts
- Full House (2 of same of one number and color and 3 of the same of another number/color)- worth 5 pts
- Small Straight (a series of 4 in a row, like 1,2, 3,4 or 2,3,4,5 or 3,4,5,6 of the same color) - worth 6 pts
- Large Straight (a series of 5 in a row, like 1,2 3,4,5 or 2,3,4,5,6 of the same color) - worth 8 pts
- Yahtzee (5 of a kind of the same number and color) - worth 10 pts
Once someone has one of the available combos listed above, they yell "Hands Down" and put their group face down. The remaining players continue until a 2nd person gets one of the sets available. Then you turn over the 2 combo's and see who has the highest combo value. The winner takes the combo card and associated points and the 2nd place person takes a chance card, which is an unknown value until the end (face down).
Then the game continues as above until all 6 types of combos are claimed
Once all combos are claimed the game ends and you total all the combo points and chance points each player has earned to determine the overall winner.
Great concept. You can still win since the chance points can be worth MORE than winning the combo round points
Check it out. Its a fun new way to play yahtzee and takes about 30 mins
I do like the card game, but I don't think it is for everyone for the following reasons:
1) The rules of the game can take a while to learn.
2) One of the big problems of the game is that it requires that two people go "hands down" (make a hand that matches the card) before a new round starts. Once you go "hands down"--at least in this version--you aren't playing. If you are the first to go out, then you have to wait around for someone else to go out before a new round can begin. You can go "hands down" almost immediately if dealt the right hand...so it may be boring for some to wait around (particularly kids).
3) The game can take a while to play.
4) All the different types of cards may overwhelm some people.
I personally like the video game version because 1) it is timed, and 2) nobody goes out and has to wait. I think I might play that version and use my cell phone to time things. Of course, sometimes time runs out before anyone goes "hands down", but it makes the game less painful to play.
No matter which way I look at it, I'm replacing the luck of the dice with the luck of the cards. There isn't much strategy involved, as the player who is lucky enough to draw the highest combos first will more than likely see victory at the end of the game. If you are good at paying attention, you can observe what people are discarding in an attempt to calculate how likely particular numbers and colors will come up and discard your own cards accordingly.
By the same token, it would not be fair of me to judge this game by other than what it sets out to do. It proclaims to be a quick family card game that may appeal to players of all ages, and it does exactly that. Both Anthony (16) and Vinnie Jr (11) found the rules to be simple and had no trouble keeping up with gameplay, though Vinnie always has the bad habit of letting his cards show. Anthony ended up winning by a landslide and me only getting two chance cards, with Vinnie somewhere in between. Luck was definately on Anthony's side that night.
Those going into the game expecting a lot of strategy will be disappointed, but those just wanting some quick, casual fun might take a liking to this game. It would certainly serve well on trips or for when family night isn't going to be a long one. People who aren't fans of luck based games may not enjoy this, that is, unless they win of course.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The game itself was new but the box had seen better days. I had planned to give it as part of a gift, but the box was damaged enough I ended up just keeping it and buying another... Read morePublished 4 days ago by bethany speyer
This game was even more fun than I expected! My family really enjoyed it while we were camping!Published 1 month ago by lyatzee
We love games and this was for my grandneices and grandnephews and they love it.Published 5 months ago by Cheri Wilcox
A great edition to family fun night... especially for those with young children who like to play with and lose the dice (or is it die) to the original Yahtzee game.Published 6 months ago by K.M.B.