/ October 10, 2022/ Dice Games, Math Games/ 0 comments

I remember as a kid, we had a travel Yahtzee game, but I never understood how to play it. You can imagine my delight when I had the perfect excuse to learn it along with my kids! It’s the perfect game for math skills.

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Yahtzee is a well-known classic, but GREAT for stealth math skills!  Addition, skip counting, and even some multiplication come into play in the scorekeeping.  Overall, it’s a pretty simplistic game, so my kids started playing early in our gameschooling journey.  I think they were four and five.

Yahtzee is easy to DIY

One thing I love about this game is you really don’t have to buy it.  Any five regular six-sided dice will work (with numbers 1-6), and the score sheets are readily available online.  Of course, because I got it early in our journey, I did pay full price for it, but we’ve gotten tons of play from it and it helped teach me the importance of seeing if I can DIY a game before I buy it.


A tip I’ve found helpful, particularly if you really love playing Yahtzee a lot, is laminating some score sheets.  I’ve started doing this with most of our games, and I love that I don’t have to worry about running out of score sheets now.

If you’re unsure about whether or not your family will enjoy the game, just grab 5 d6s and try it!  Even if you’re not very good (it’s rare for any of us to get even a single Yahtzee), it can still be a good time.

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