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Yahtzee Rules On each turn you may roll up to 3 times, although you may stop after the first or second roll. Rolling: First roll: Roll all 5 dice. You may stop now and score this roll or roll again. Second roll: Re-roll any or all dice you want. Example: 'roll 1 2 3' will re-roll the first 3 dice. You may stop now and score this roll or roll again. Third roll: Re-roll any or all dice you want. Example: 'roll 2 5' will re-roll die # 2 and #5 After your third roll, you MUST fill in a box on the score card with a score or with a zero. Scoring: When you are finished rolling, decide which box to fill in on the score card. There are 13 boxes on the score card. You MUST fill in a box on each turn. Even if your dice don't count for any of the boxes that you have remaining you must score something and take a 0 for that item. The score card is divided into the left and right sections. Left section: Ones: Sum of your '1' dice. Twos: Sum of your '2' dice. Threes: Sum of your '3' dice. Fours: Sum of your '4' dice. Fives: Sum of your '5' dice. Sixes: Sum of your '6' dice. If the sum of the dice (your subtotal) is at least 63 points you also get a bonus of 35 additional points toward your final score. Right section: 3 of a kind: Sum of all 5 dice if at least 3 of them are the same. 4 of a kind: Sum of all 5 dice if at least 4 of them are the same. Full house: 25 points if you have a pair and a 3 of a kind. Small straight: 30 points for 1,2,3,4 or 2,3,4,5, or 3,4,5,6 Large straight: 40 points for 1,2,3,4,5 or 2,3,4,5,6 Yahtzee: 50 points if you all 5 dice are the same. Chance: Sum of all 5 dice. Special rules: Yahtzee may be scored multiple times. The first time you score yahtzee it is worth 50 points. Each time afterwards it is worth an additional 100 points. A yahtzee may be used to score 3 of a kind, 4 of a kind, full house, small straight, or large straight. This is called the joker rule. This rule would only be used when the yahtzee was already scored for 0 points. Ending the Game: The game is over when all 13 boxes have been scored. Your final score is the total of all 13 boxes plus a 35 point bonus if the first 6 boxes sum up to 63 or more points.