What is Yard-zee?
Yard-zee takes a classic dice game and moves it outdoors! This dice game is a lawn game that you can play with as many players as you like.
What do you need to play?
You will need 5 Inflatable Dice for each game. Each player will need their own scorecard to keep track of their scores. CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE SCORECARDS.
How do you score?
In Yard-zee, you will attempt to fill out every box on your scorecard with a number of points. You may only fill each box once. Each box on the card tells you how to score. On each turn, you will fill in one of the boxes on your scorecard based on the requirements given on the scorecard. If you are unable to meet any of the requirements that turn, you must enter a “0” in the box of your choosing. At the end, add up your total score – the player with the most points wins!
How do you play?
You can play Yard-zee with as many players as you would like. To begin, determine who will go first! Common methods of choosing include allowing the youngest to go first, or rolling one of the dice to see who gets the highest number.
When it is your turn, roll all five of the dice. After you roll, you may choose to re-roll some of the dice to try for a higher score. Determine which dice you would like to roll again, and roll them for a second time. After you roll for the second time, you may roll one more time to try for the highest score. Choose which dice you would like to keep and which you would like to roll again, and roll the dice for a third time. After you have completed, choose how you will score the dice and fill in the box on your scorecard. Note: if you are happy with your dice after the first or second roll, you do not have to keep rolling the dice.
Keep playing until all players have taken 13 turns and filled all of the boxes on their scorecards. Add up the point totals and determine the winner!
Why should you play it?
Yard-zee is a fun outdoor game that encourages critical thinking and helps children keep their mathematics skills sharp over the summer! This is a fun game to play with kids, but it is also ideal for outdoor parties and tailgates.