ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Yahtzee by Milton Bradley - Christmas Gifts for Board Game Fans

Updated on April 16, 2011

Yahtzee is one of my favorite games; there is just something about shaking those dice and getting exactly what you want. I am sure there is someone on your Christmas list that would love to receive the game this year. It is a game that gives you the best of game play and the luck of the dice. The game was first made available the year I was born, so my love for the game was just fated to be. I made a point of going out in 1996 and buying the 40th anniversary edition of the game.

Yahtzee was first called Yacht, and is said to have been invented by a Canadian couple who played it on their yacht. The rights for the game were bought in 1956 by Edwin S. Lowe and he described it as a poker dice game. The popularity of the game took off after Lowe organized a number of Yahtzee parties to introduce the game. The game is now made by Milton Bradley, a division of Hasbro.

From Wikipedia
From Wikipedia

The point of Yahtzee is to get “poker hands” by rolling the dice; for example there are set points for a full house (two of the same number on the dice, and 3 of the same number on the dice) or a straight (which is 5 dice in succeeding numbers, like 1,2,3,4,5). Points are also earned for having five of each number from 1 to 6. In addition, if you get 5 of a kind that is counted as a Yahtzee and gets you extra points.  There is also a chance option (where you add up the total of all your dice). Each combination is only allowed once and you get three chances or rolls to get it.  Scores are tallied up on a scorecard and whoever has the highest point total wins.  The game can be played by from one to any number of people and is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Yahtzee is a fun and easy game to play. It is exciting to try for a five-of-a-kind roll of the dice; strategy also comes into play to help you try to collect the right combinations.

This is the basic set that includes 5 dice, a dice cup, bonus chips, scorecards and a rules booklet. It is recommended for those over 8-years-old.

Yahtzee Deluxe Edition

The deluxe edition comes with a leather-look dice cup and a velvet lined tray to throw the dice onto. The dice are dark with glittering white dots and the scorecard is more detailed than the regular one, as is the rules booklet.

This set would be perfect for the Yahtzee addict who is tired of rolling their dice on a table.

Electronic Hand-Held Yahtzee

This hand-held electronic version of Yahtzee makes it easy to take the game with you and helps you to sneak a game or two in during the day wherever you are.

This is a good gift for the person who loves electronic gadgets, and of course who loves Yahtzee.

Yahtzee Wild

This is another electronic version of the game that features a touch screen. The game features wild dice to help you get the combinations you need quickly and more easily.

Game Folio Edition Deluxe Yahtzee

This is a travel version of Yahtzee that gives you all you need in a convenient package.

It features a zippered case, five dice, a dice-roling tray with holders for the dice, a felt-lined cup, a pencil, scorecards, and instruction.

Yahtzee for Everyone!

I am sure you can find one version of Yahtzee here that will fit the requirements of those special people on your gift-giving list. Enjoy and make sure they invite you to play a game or two.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)