Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Of Yahtzee


Yahtzee is a dice game played with 5 dice. Players have the option of re-rolling any number of dice up to 3 times in hope of making 1 of the 13 categories. Examples of categories are 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, straight, full house, etc, and the category with the most number of marks is the Yahtzee, which is 5 dice of the same kind. An example is as follows:



Yahtzee! Woah 5 Sixes!








The player then try to fill in a score for each category, but this is not always possible. When all categories are filled with a score or a zero, the game ends and total scores are computed. Read more here!

Play Yahtzee now!

My best score is 1695. Try beating that! Heh.

PS: Jump inside this post to view the details of my best score.




10 comments:

NinjaLZG said...

So what's the probability?

Hmm... go calculate leh! =)

C'mon we are waiting!!! =p btw, i beat ur high score. =) I got 1894.

So there...

Currytan said...

Lol, ninja, you are suppposed to be the probablility expert wor. I've got the answer already lar, you go calculate leh!

NinjaLZG said...

pls.... I where got expert lar. We take same module together so my knowledge cant exceed urs right?! =)

Go on. what's the probability?

Nakazawa said...

lai lai dun fight...
let me take a shot in the dark...

there are 6 possible yatzees - all 1,2,3,4,5,6.

there are 6 possible throw per die. for 5 dice that would be 6^5. So a yatzee is 1/1296 probable to happen on one throw.

But with locking mechanisms, hrm... that would be hard... cos you gotta include the brains of the person in the prob function...

Anonymous said...

1/432

NinjaLZG said...

how do u get 1/432?

Currytan said...

My probability is 1.224%, see above for my solution. Dunno if correct anot, need some expert (read:ZG) to verify.

NinjaLZG said...

before I start calculating, just to check: what is yatzee? i still dont quite get it. just tell me how to get a yatzee first and i can see if u are right. btw, we take the same module, so our knowledge is definitely the same on probabilities. As such, im not an expert. =)

Currytan said...

Yahtzee is 5 dice of the same kind lor, as mentioned above. For example 5 6's or 5 5's, etc.

NinjaLZG said...

REmember the 6 possible numbers that each dice can get. as such, MULTIPLY BY 6. =) Remember what i said.