rod03801: Unless he changed it, the "rules" should be these:
1’s (sum of all 1’s) 2’s (sum of all 2’s) 3’s (sum of all 3’s) 4’s (sum of all 4’s) 5’s (sum of all 5’s) 6’s (sum of all 6’s)
Bonus of 50 points if total in 1 column is 84 or over (4 in each row)
4 of a kind – have 4 of the same dice, sum of ALL dice 5 of a kind – have 5 of the same dice, sum of ALL dice
Full House (2+3) – have 2 of one, plus 3 of another (2-2-5-5-5-x) = 25 points Full Car (2+2+2) – have 2 of 3 different values (1-1-3-3-6-6) = 40 Points Full Hotel (3+3) – have 3 of one, plus 3 of another (1-1-1-4-4-4) = 50 points
Large Straight – have 5 dice in order (1-2-3-4-5 or 2-3-4-5-6) = 45 Points Full Straight – have 6 dice in order (1-2-3-4-5-6) = 60 points
6 of a kind – have all 6 of the same dice – 75 points
I was looking through my completed games to figure out what my highest score is and I found this game with a 157 point difference between my opponent and me. It makes me wonder what is the lowest score someone has received. (As long as they weren't trying to do badly on purpose of course.)
I wrote in heading of this board: maximum number of points that can be get in Dice poker and Triple dice poker and maximum reached points on Brainking. Does anyone got more points? I was searching just a little bit ;)
overlander: That's a great score. When I played a lot of Y*htztee years ago, I was always happy to get 300 -- over 1800 in triple is at least as good as averaging over 300 in 3 games (better, since the bonus isn't doubled or tripled!)
the webtv fs needs 3 more dice poker players to be able to join fencer's team tourns. you don't need to have webtv, it would be to help us out, there's quite a few of us there that have pcs now. of course you can leave after the tourn. thx. ellie
BIG BAD WOLF: Yes! Bankroll Dice Poker will extend the game's strategy even further. Also how about another DP variant that adds the bonus rule to the simple (13 turn) chart? The game's strategy will change also cause 35 points is pretty much in normal DP and you can't just put a bad result on the threes anymore, e.g.
BIG BAD WOLF: That is what I mean! You need to allow yourself the chance to win, without allowing your opponent the chance to force you into being up by a 100 point margin... Does that make sense? There is a lot more strategy in this version than the current TPD... It would make for a very interesting game, I bet you would actually like it because it would require tons more stategy than the current game...
Anyone interested in trying an unrated TPD game with those rules? (The one additional rule is you lose if up by 100 or more points at any point in the game)
rednaz23: I think it would be very simple to put 0 for every catergory except for Chance - so I would think most of the time it would not be to much fun.
Some variants I would like to see:
1. 6 dice version - with some different categories and such (both single & triple)
2. Bankroll Dice Poker - You start the game out with a bankroll of 26 rolls (78 for triple version). So you can use more then the normal 2 extra rolls for each round if you need to - but will run out by the end of the game - or use 0 or 1 roll to have extra rolls later on in the game. So if you REALLY need 5 in a row to catch up and have plenty of rolls left, you can roll extra times to try to get it. (I'm debating if it should be 26/78 - or add an extra 5 rolls to each to make the starting bankroll of 31/83 rolls for each game.)
I am curious to see if we could have a variant where at any point during the game you go up by 100 points you automatically lose. I think it would be cool to see, because it would cause some strategy to be added to a game that is mostly luck.
The goal if neither player was ever up by 100, would still be to win the game by having more points. I think it sounds very interesting!
I think people won't stop complaining about crippled Dice Poker ... game of Yahtze is so popular that stepping down to Dice Poker is felt like punishment ... but for what ? I've seen many yahtzee-like games having built in bonus. The only difference was the name of the game. Fencer, I know you said NO to any changes, but I am sure this particular case of game asks for some kind of compromise ... please think it over again. Krybulon.
MagicDragon: a second yahtzee cant be put anywhere else than in its regular places .. 3-of-a-kind, 4-of-a-kind, chance, and any of the top half (where it will only give points on 1 of them (the one with which the yahtzee is made :))
we dont have the rule that you describe .. we gain an extra 100 points for an extra yahtzee and then have to enter the extra yahtzee somewhere in the normal way as i described above ..
on brainking we dont get the 100 bonus points though :)
I'm wondering if you already have a Yahtzee & then you get another 1, & let's say, you have a Large Straight still open, can you put that roll (Yahtzee) in it & still get credited for the 40 pts for the Large like in the regular version of Yahtzee? Thanks!
alanback: Yeah, that is the only flaw, in my opinion. To me, a major part of the game is missing without the bonus. That's why I'll probably mostly play the Triple version.
Hey, all.. does the Triple Yahtzee game that you can buy have different colors on the dots of the dice? Or was that yet another variation? For some reason I thought I remembered green, black, and red dots...