Object of the game
The object of Rahtzee is to obtain the highest score from throwing 5
The game consists of 13 rounds. In each round, you roll the dice and
then score the roll in one of 13 categories. You must score once in
each category. The score is determined by a different rule for each
The game ends once all 13 categories have been scored.
To start with, roll all the dice. After rolling you can either score
the current roll (see below), or re-roll any or all of the dice.
You may only roll the dice a total of 3 times. After rolling 3 times
you must choose a category to score.
You may score the dice at any point in the round, i.e. it doesn't have
to be after the 3rd roll.
To score your combination of 5 dice, you click one of the 13 boxes, or
write it on the scorecard (scoresheet). There are two sections to the
score table - the Upper Section and the Lower Section.
Once a box has been scored, it cannot be scored again for the rest of
the game (except the Rahtzee category), so choose wisely.
If you score in the upper section of the table, your score is the total
of the specified die face.
So if you roll:
5 - 2 - 5 - 6 - 5 and score in the Fives category, your total for the
category would be 15, because there are three fives, which are added
If the One, Three or Four Categories were selected for scoring with
this roll, you would score a zero.
If placed in the Two or Six category, you would score 2 and 6
Bonus If the total of Upper scores is 63 or more, add a bonus of 35.
Note that 63 is the total of three each of 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s.
In the lower scores, you score either a set amount, or zero if you
don't satisfy the category requirements.
3 and 4 of
For 3 of a kind you must have at least 3 of the same die faces. You
score the total of all the dice. For 4 of a kind you would need 4 die
faces the same.
A Straight is a sequence of consecutive die faces, where a small
straight is 4 consecutive faces, and a large straight 5 consecutive
Small straights score 30 and a large 40 points.
So if you rolled:
2 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 4
you could score 30 in small straight or 0 in large straight.
Full House is where you have 3 of a kind and 2 of a kind. Full houses
score 25 points.
3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 2
would score 25 in the Full House category.
roll anything and be able to put it in the Chance category. You score
the total of the die faces.
Rahtzee is 5 of a kind and scores 50 points, although you may elect NOT
to score it as a Rahtzee, instead choosing to take it as a top row
score and safegaurd you bonus.