The best Yahtzee-like games 🎲 2024

Looking for a new Yahtzee challenge 🎲? We have picked out and compared the best board games similar to Yahtzee.

What is Yahtzee anyway?

Yahtzee is one of the first roll-and-write dice games.

In this list you will find games, expansions, promos, etc. that are either directly based on the traditional, public domain dice game "Yacht", including its variants, offshoots and descendants. The most popular representative is "Yahtzee" - known in Germany as "Kniffel". In addition, we have added games strongly inspired by Yahtzee to the list - especially in the last few years some very innovative interpratations of Yahtzee have been created.

Yacht - the forefather of Kniffel/Yahtzee

In the 1920s, some card players were looking for a game they could play on their yacht. They tried dice, but found the existing dice games unsatisfactory. So they invented a game based on poker hands but using dice. They named the game Yacht, after the place where it was first played.

How does Yahtzee work?

The object of the game is to score the most points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. The dice can be rolled up to three times in a round to try to form one of the thirteen possible scoring combinations. A game of Yahtzee consists of thirteen rounds in which the player chooses which scoring combination to use in that round. Once a combination has been used in the game, it cannot be used again.

The scoring combinations have different point values, some of which are fixed values and some of which have the cumulative value of the dice. A "Yahtzee" is five of the same dice and has the highest point value of the game of 50 (though multiple "Yahtzee" in the same game are sometimes allowed - and sometimes not - depending on the rule)."

List of the best Yahtzee-like games 2024 🎲

Over the years, many variations on the Yacht game principle have been created and published. We have listed the best Yahtzee-like games here:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 72 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. That's Pretty Clever!

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    That's Pretty Clever is a strategic dice game where players must make thoughtful choices to optimize their score. The game's title, Ganz schön clever in German, aptly describes the need for cleverness and tactical thinking.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de*
  2. Qwixx

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    Qwixx is a fast-paced and engaging dice game that involves all players actively, regardless of whose turn it is. It combines simple mechanics with a need for strategic decision-making, making it a fun and interactive game for all involved.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Qwixx
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Encore!

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    Encore! (originally published as Noch mal!) is a dice-based board game that challenges players with strategic choices and a touch of luck. In this game, players use dice to determine the colors and the number of spaces they can mark off on their playing sheets.

    More details for Encore!
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Qwinto

    All details for the board game Qwinto and similar games

    Qwinto offers a refreshing twist on the roll-and-write genre, engaging players in a simultaneous play experience where quick thinking and strategic number placement are key to victory. In this game, players race to fill out their scoresheets with ascending numbers in three colorful rows, while navigating the constraints of overlapping columns and avoiding duplicates to maximize their scores.

    More details for Qwinto
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. King of the Dice

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de*
  6. Age of War

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    Age of War is a fast-paced dice game centered on conquest and strategy, set in feudal Japan. The game is designed for quick play and involves capturing castles, managing resources, and strategic planning.

    More details for Age of War
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Sushizock im Gockelwok

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Twenty One

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Twenty One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Twenty One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Criss Cross

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Criss Cross

    • YouTube Review for the game "Criss Cross" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Piraten Kapern

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de*
  11. Martian Dice

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    Martian Dice offers a light-hearted and engaging dice game where you play as Martians on a mission to abduct Earth's inhabitants. The goal is simple: collect as many Chickens, Cows, and Humans as possible while avoiding the planet's military defenses. It's a game of risk, reward, and strategy packaged in quick, fun turns perfect for family game night or as a warm-up for a longer gaming session.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Martian Dice
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Zooloretto: The Dice Game

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Zooloretto: The Dice Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Battle Yahtzee: Deadpool

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    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Yahtzee Free for All

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Pasha

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Ancient Terrible Things

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Yahtzee Deluxe Poker

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Super Farmer

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Monopoly Express

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Karten Kniffel

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Showdown Yahtzee

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Yahtzee Steal the Deal

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Power Yahtzee

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Square Shooters

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Yahtzee

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    Yahtzee is a well-known and beloved classic dice game that involves both luck and strategy. The game is straightforward but offers engaging gameplay as players try to score in various categories using five dice.

    🔥 Deal: 68% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Yahtzee
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de*
  26. Triple Yahtzee

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Battle Yahtzee: Alien vs. Predator

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Yahtzee Hands Down Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Yahtzee Turbo

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Yahtzee Jr.

    All details for the board game Yahtzee Jr. and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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