★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
  • Publisher: Scryb
  • Genre: Dice
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 32.9 MB
  • Version: 2.3.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
    Not enough votes.
App description: Roll the dice, place your results carefully and go for the highscore! Yacht Dice Games is an addictive dice game where you can choose between classic Standard rules (same as in Hasbro Inc's Yahtzee®) or try another variant: Scandinavian (yatzy). Two additional variants are also available.

CPU opponents lets you play vs the artificial intelligence. The computer is no slouch, but skillful Yacht players should be able to triumph. Activate them by tapping on the robot icons when you start a new single player/hotseat game.

To switch between the score table and the dice box on the iPhone/iPod Touch, simply swipe left and right!

Yacht Dice Games comes with three multiplayer modes: Hotseat/Shared Device, Local Network (Bluetooth, for 2 players) and Game Center (for 2-4 players). Challenge a friend or go for a game against a random stranger using Game Center's multiplayer matchmaking!

With full Game Center support, you can compete against friends and the whole world for the top spots on the Leaderboards, or chase achievements to earn points and bragging rights.

***

For those who are interested in new challenges, there are two optional rules variants available for purchase in the game:

Maxi Yacht: This is a more advanced game the follows a similar scoring pattern to Scandinavian rules, but where you have 6 dice instead of 5 and get to keep any leftover rolls for the next round  this makes tactics much more important and decisions harder. This is a great game for players who find regular Yacht a little too "easy". Adds several new scoring categories to account for the extra dice. Full rules can be found on the Yacht Dice Games website.

Generala: This is a classic dice game most commonly played around Latin America. There are several different versions of these rules, but Yacht Dice Games follows the version listed on Wikipedia. A much faster game than regular Yacht, Generala still offers some interesting twists. For example: 3,4,5,6,1 is a straight, and if you roll up 5 of a kind on your first roll you win the game instantly. For full rules, see the Yacht Dice Games website.

***

As a lone indie developer, I strive for perfection in my games. If you encounter any bugs, experience any difficulties or have any suggestions on how to improve Yacht Dice Games, please contact me directly at scryb@me.com.

Scryb's comments:

Youtube link | Pop Up


Hey guys, I'm the developer of Yacht Dice Games, a new iPhone take on the most classic of dice games (the rules being the same as in Hasbro Inc's Yahtzee®).

Version 2.0 was just released, which takes it from a decent clone of the classic pen-paper-and-dice game to what I think is quite likely the best version in the App Store.

Here's the short, short version of what the game offers:

* Simple, to-the-point gameplay with smooth dice rolling (shake or tap the button).
* Four different rules variants (classic and Scandinavian included, two more available as in-app purchases).
* Online and local multiplayer (hotseat, bluetooth and Game Center).
* Game Center achievements and leaderboards.
* Lots of fun (I knew I was "done" when my wife wouldn't give me back the phone )

05-23-2011, 11:45 PM
#2
Junior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 6
Promo Codes

Here are a few promo codes for your enjoyment. Please reply if you take one of them

YKP7FLR7TNP6
LKTYMLYFXN93
X7KJT3KE4MMA
LFLRLPEFNLLH
LR3NYYK4F949

(Just to confirm: I am the developer of Yacht Dice Games)