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**Yatzy** ^{[1]} is a public domain dice game, similar to the Latin American game Generala, the English game of Poker Dice, the Yacht (dice game), the Cheerio (dice game) ^{[2]} and Yahtzee (trademarked by Hasbro in the United States ^{[3]}). Yatzy is most popular in the Scandinavian countries.

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Yatzy can be played solitaire or by any number players. Players take turns rolling five dice. After each roll, the player chooses which dice to keep, and which to reroll. A player may reroll some or all of the dice up to two times on a turn. The player with the highest total score wins the game.

The following combinations earn points:

Upper Section:

*Ones*: The sum of all dice showing the number 1.*Twos*: The sum of all dice showing the number 2.*Threes*: The sum of all dice showing the number 3.*Fours*: The sum of all dice showing the number 4.*Fives*: The sum of all dice showing the number 5.*Sixes*: The sum of all dice showing the number 6.

If a player manages to score at least 63 points (three of each number) in the upper section, they are awarded a bonus of 50 points (in some instances 25 or 35).

Lower Section:

*One Pair*: Two dice showing the same number. Score: Sum of those two dice.*Two Pairs*: Two pairs of dice. Score: Sum of dice in those two pairs.*Three of a Kind*: Three dice showing the same number. Score: Sum of those three dice.*Four of a Kind*: Four dice with the same number. Score: Sum of those four dice.*Small Straight*: The combination 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Score: 15 points (sum of all the dice).*Large Straight*: The combination 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Score: 20 points (sum of all the dice).*House*: Any set of three combined with a set of two. Score: Sum of all the dice.*Yatzy*: All five dice with the same number. Score: 50 points.*Chance*: Any combination of dice. Score: Sum of all the dice.

In some instances the sets in *Two Pairs* and *House* must have different numbers, i.e. the combination 5, 5, 6, 6 will constitute *Two Pairs*, but 5, 5, 5, 5 will not. In other instances they may be equal.

The two most common variations are *Forced Yatzy* and *Maxi Yatzy*:

In this variant the players must score in **exactly the same sequence** as listed above, i.e. *Ones* first, then *Twos*, and so on. The requirement for upper section bonus is reduced to 42 (two of each number).

This variant is played with 6 dice. Here the *Yatzy*-combination is removed and the following combinations are added to the lower section:

*Three Pairs*: Three pairs of dice. Score: Sum of all the dice.*Five of a Kind*: Five dice with the same number. Score: Sum of those five dice.*Full Straight*: The combination 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Score: 21 points (sum of all the dice).*Castle*: Two sets of three dice showing the same number. Score: Sum of all the dice.*Tower*: A set of four combined with a set of two. Score: Sum of all the dice.*Maxi Yatzy*: All six dice with the same number. Score: 100 points.

Also, upper section score requires 84 points (four of each) to get the bonus, here 100 points.