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DRich
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December 15th, 2020 at 5:25:10 PM permalink
Wizard, have you read Olaf Vancura's book on Yahtzee?
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December 15th, 2020 at 8:26:11 PM permalink
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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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December 18th, 2020 at 3:50:39 PM permalink
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I've been playing quite a bit of Yahtzee online. I still haven't seen any WoV members in the player pool.

New high score today!



My daughter laid a 502 on me today. What stunk was I had a 313.
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December 23rd, 2020 at 10:17:11 PM permalink
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.

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December 24th, 2020 at 7:41:06 AM permalink
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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.
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December 24th, 2020 at 9:00:40 AM permalink
I sometimes play over at Board Game Arena. Each player there has a Reputation stat attached to their account. Things like stalling, quitting, abusive language, etc. may/will cause your Reputation to be lowered. In addition, you can filter available opponents based on their Reputation score so that you won't have to play someone with a Reputation below a certain threshold.

However, there are very few of the classic games there. They are more focused on newer games.
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December 24th, 2020 at 11:56:18 AM permalink
I should join one of these board game membership sites where members are held accountable for bad etiquette. Can anyone recommend one that emphasizes the classic games?
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December 24th, 2020 at 1:53:05 PM permalink
We should arrange a time ahead of time to all get on at once and play each other
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December 24th, 2020 at 7:08:33 PM permalink
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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?
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December 24th, 2020 at 7:13:12 PM permalink
I just reread Advantage Yahtzee. It is better than I remembered.

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.

1. Yahtzee
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.
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