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How to play Yatzy?

Yatzy is a game that requires 5 dice, and preferably an opponent. Of course, you can play to try to beat your previous score, or just for fun. There are thirteen rounds in Yatzy, and a score card divided into two sections. On each round you throw all five dice. You keep the dice that match what you are trying to get, and re-roll the rest. You can do this once per turn, giving a maximum of three rolls per turn. The top part of the score card is for matching numbers – if you finish a turn with 4 dice showing number 3, you can fill in the "Threes" box with the total score (in this case, 12). You must fill in a box on each turn – if you can't match the requirements, you must enter zero. If your total score in the upper part is over 63, you get a bonus of 35 points. The lower part is like a Poker points system – you can have 3 or 4 of a kind, and make the total of all dice. A full house is 3 of a point and 2 of another, and wins 25 points. Ladders are numbers in sequence-4 in a row is a small ladder (30 points) where 5 in a row (a large straight) wins 40 points. Yatzy is 5 of a kind and gets 50 points, and if you fail completely, give you the opportunity to totally up all the roll you have that doesn't fit anywhere else. Both sections are posted at the end of the thirteenth round, and the highest score wins – and that's how you play the yahzee.