Wizard, have you read Olaf Vancura's book on Yahtzee?
I have it, but only skimmed it. As I recall, it seemed more academic than strategic.
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Don't you hate it when people quit on you?!! In my first six turns I had two Yahtzees and a large straight. Then my opponent quit. No closure to the game. No opportunity to beat my high score of 498. I think whoever runs this game should give you the opportunity to finish it out alone.
I used to play bridge online on POGO.com. Everyone had a rating, and your rating would go up or down depending on whether you won or lost, and it took into account the rating of your partner and opponents. After a while my rating reached near the top. But then you would play the occasional opponent who would not quit or resign or finish, but would stall. So I would be stuck mid game unless I wanted to resign. You would make note of the scoundrel and never play with him/her again, but I eventually got frustrated enough that I donít play there anymore.
However, there are very few of the classic games there. They are more focused on newer games.
We should arrange a time ahead of time to all get on at once and play each other
I agree. How about we try 7:00 PM PST and whoever shows up shows up shows up?
Here is just one bit of advice. Let's say it's late in the game and you have to zero in a category due to a lousy hand. Here is the order you should do it in, from first to last.
2. Four of a kind
3. Full house
4. Large straight
5. Three of a kind
6. Small straight
This was helpful. I previously would have zeroed in a large straight before a full house, but otherwise I think I had the order correct.