What Are The Odds Of Rolling A Yahtzee?

What Are The Odds Of Rolling A Yahtzee?

The odds of rolling a Yahtzee by only throwing the dice once are around .00077%. But if you're playing a true game of Yahtzee, which allows you to hold dice you'd like to keep in play and roll up to three times, then your chances of hitting five-of-a-kind increase to 4.6%. If you were allowed to roll (and keep the dice you wanted) unlimited times, then you'd have a 95% chance of hitting a Yahtzee after 23 rolls.


Key Facts In This Video

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    There is a 1 in 1,296 chance of rolling a Yahtzee in a single roll. (1:21)

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    Watch a Yahtzee roll attempt that uses a popsicle-stick counting system: (2:40)

  • 3

    See an amazing roll with 10-sided dice: (5:18)

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