In this Geeklist, The Only Game Ever Invented Was Yahtzee!
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This geeklist is a gedanken experiment in which we post how a geeklist might look if no game except Yahtzee had ever been invented! Or ever would be invented! By removing the variable of different boardgames, we can experiment with other parameters involved in the creation of geeklists!

SCIENCE!

(Yahtzee is game 2243, by the way.)
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1. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Dave Lartigue
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Springfield
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What color cup is your favorite?
 
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2. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Nancy Williams
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What's your keep/throw-away requirements for single numbers? I say it depends on where you are in the game. Late game strategy indicates that two of a single number is more acceptable than it would be earlier in the game.
 
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3. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Jonathan Takagi
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San Marcos
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What are your rules for when a die rolls off the table? Do you reroll, or take whatever side is up when the die hits the floor?
 
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4. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Jonathan Takagi
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Can you help me out with some advice? There's a player in my group with really bad A/P problems. He runs through all the probability calculations in his head before selecting dice. What can we do to make the game play faster? I'm also starting to become bothered by the luck of the dice. Is there a way to replace them with some other mechanism, like cards?
 
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5. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
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I've been considering a variant using d20s. I think the scoresheet is going to get out of hand, though.
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6. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Jonathan Takagi
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I can't believe that this game was released with such horrible hollow dice. I will never preorder a game of Yahtzee again. I should have waited for the second edition, when the dice problems were finally fixed.
 
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7. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Dan Reigner
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I've found that by rolling the die one at a time it adds to the suspense of the game, but it tends to drag it out a bit.
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8. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
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So who's going to YahtzeeCon this year?
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The 2006 World Tournament Official dice tower.
 
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10. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
skrebs
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This was the first game I thought of when I saw the title of this list.
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11. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
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We play this game with a dice deck. You can get them at http://www.dicedeckforyahtzee.com or just go and spend a little more for the wooden tile version at any oak furniture store.
 
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12. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
James Perry
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Spring Hill
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Just got my oriental text version of Yahtzee!
 
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13. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
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I hear that this is the best game to help convince my wife to play Yahtzee with me! What do you think?
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14. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Ken H.
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Amherst
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What game should I add to my collection next? Somebody suggested that since I like Yahtzee, I might also like Yahtzee. What do you think? Any other suggestions?
 
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15. Board Game: Triple Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:8984]
Jonathan Hessler
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Yep. I've started down the slippery slope of collecting all of the expansions to Yahtzee! Here's the first.... Triple Yahtzee.
 
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16. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
MK
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Does anyone know when 3rd edition Yahtzee is being released? It was supposed to come out October 2005 and it's now almost July '06.
 
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17. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
JessA
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Can someone help me with pronunciation? My hubby insists it's "yaht-ZEE!" but it's got to be "YAHT-zee".
 
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18. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Jason Gaffney
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I got Fantasy Yahtzee but I just thought the theme was just tacked on. Has anyone else had this problem?
 
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19. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Eric "Shippy McShipperson" Mowrer
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What game is your 3 year old playing? I taught mine how to play Yahtzee last week. It's great for kids because it teaches turn-taking, math, and pattern recognition. I can't think of a better game for toddlers.
 
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20. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Seth Bell
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I can't wait until they make a Lord of the Rings Yahtzee. It will make the game much better.
 
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21. Board Game: Yahtzee [Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:15914]
Scott Lewis
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This is the game that almost turned me off gaming altogether. I played it with a roommate in college, and it just seemed to be too random.

Then I saw Yahtzee 2210, and gave it a try, and it kicked butt. And then another roommate brought over Yahtzee of Catan, and had a blast.

Granted, now that I think about it, they all looked the same, and came with the same rules. Hmmmm.
 
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