Game Strategy

The 63 points needed for the bonus in the upper half corresponds to getting three of each die type in each row. If you score more than three dice in the fives and sixes rows then you can afford to place a bad roll in either the ones row or the twos row and still get the bonus. In the Colours version, you get a bonus of 55 if your upper half total is between 71 and 77, and a bonus of 75 if your upper half total is greater than 77.

Don't forget about multiple yahtzees: if you roll a second yahtzee you can also put it in the yahtzee row for even more points. This only applies to the regular game.