Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Yahtzee v1.0

My Yahtzee is the first Android Yahtzee game with 6 columns. Till now, the max number of columns in the existing Yahtzee games for Android was 4. Many years ago, I developed a desktop version with 8 columns, which was also the first game with more than 6 columns (for desktop version), and for that reason i decided to reimplement my desktop version, but this time for Android phones. For now, My Yahtzee is a single player game, I plan to implement AI bot in the near future, which will also give My Yahtzee a bit more intelligence for playing against the phone. Implementation of multiplayer mode is also in plan.

My Yahtzee Rules

Rolling the Dice
There are six dices which you can roll. To roll dices press the button Roll.
Picking the dice is simple, just press on dice that you want to keep, on next roll value of selected dice will not be changed.
Maximum number of selected dices are 5, the 6th dice is bonus dice for playing.
Maximum number of rolling is 3, you can't roll more then 3 times. After rolling you must score the roll.
Once you've scored the roll, you roll all the dice again and repeat the process.
You continue until all 13 categories have been filled for every column, at which time the game is over.

Once you have the dice face combination you want to score, you score the roll in one of the 13 categories.
You do this by clicking on one of the cells in chosen column.
Once a category has been scored, you can change the value by pressing the Undo button and repeat rolling and scoring again.
Each category defines its own scoring rules, but also each column define own playing rule.

Columns Rules
First column starts from 1, every cell must be scored.
Second column is free column, each cell can be scored in order by free choice.
Third column starts from Yamb, every cell must be scored.
Forth column is scoring by hand which mean, after first roll you need to pick some dices and score the cell. Scoring in this column
is in order by free choice.
Fifth column have two starting points, from cell Max to cell 1, and from cell Min to cell Yamb, each cell must be scored.
Sixth column have also two starting points, from cell Yamb to cell Min and from cell 1 to cell Max, each cell must to be scored.

Categories Rules
In the lower scores, you score either a set amount (defined by the category), or zero if you don't satisfy the category requirements.
Max is total sum of all 5 dices also Min is total sum of all 5 dices, total Max/Min value in current column is subtraction between Max value and Min value.
For 3 of a Kind (triling), you must have at least three of the same die faces. If so, you total all the die faces and score that total plus 20 points bonus.
Similarly for 4 of a Kind (poker) , except that you must have 4 of the 5 die faces the same. Total all die faces plus 40 points bonus.
Like in poker, a straight is a sequence of consecutive die faces; a small straight is 4 consecutive faces, and a large straight is 5 consecutive faces.
Depending on roll count, for first roll dices score is 66 points , second 56 points and third 46 points.
Full House is a roll where you have both a 3 of a kind, and a pair. Full house is sum of all 5 dices plus 30 points bonus.
A Yahtzee (yamb) is a 5 of a Kind (i.e. all the die faces are the same), and the total is sum of all five dices plus 50 points bonus.

That's all for now, feel free to download it and play.


  1. My Yahtzee v1.2
    - Rules Description Dialog
    - Some additional bug corrections

  2. My Yahtzee v1.4
    - Detail Score Preview,
    In Score dialog with pressing on some result new My Yahtzee board dialog will be displayed filled with value from saved game.

  3. How do you play? Please post directions.

  4. My Yahtzee v1.6
    - Access to My Yahtzee Network
    - Shared network results
    - Much better UI

  5. My Yahtzee v1.9
    - Free cell highlighting

  6. How do you save a game in progress?

  7. My Yahtzee v1.10
    - Bug with 5th column is fixed
    - More statistics

    Saving game in progress will be implemented in next version.

  8. Love this Game! Scores get cut off (in half horizontally) on Droid.

  9. Where the (bleep bleep) is the download link?

  10. Hi,
    I realize these posts were all old, so I'm not really expecting anyone to answer me. However, if someone does see my post and knows that answer to my question I would appreciate it if you would email me back at Thanks so much!!